Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Wreath - Hobby Lobby Knock Off!

This post is taking Nuestro Buen Provecho in a new direction!! I'm so excited because my forte is in the kitchen I'm not very crafty. DIYs and crafts are not really my thing. But I was browsing through Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago just doing some wishful shopping, (just looking, no buying) and I saw this oh so cute wreath that was on display. To my dismay it was a whopping $160.00! Jaw drop! Of course there is no way in the world I could afford this on my budget, so I set out to make one myself for much cheaper.

Here is the Hobby Lobby Wreath.....

Nice Right?? But not $160.00 nice!
I understand after all the materials, and the time it takes to make it, of course it probably is worth about that much. But my door doesn't need such a big wreath and I thought I could make one that fit the size of my budget and the size of my door. 

Since it's fall Hobby Lobby has everything in their Fall section on sale for 40% off! Even those pretty red sunflowers. 

For my smaller scale wreath I bought the following items:

1 16in orange wire frame with pipe cleaners attatched
3 15ft rolls of burlap
1 15ft roll of burlap chevron ribbon
1 red sunflower
1 letter "C" unfinished wood cutout

I spent about $29.00 for all materials.
Everything was 40 % off except for the chevron ribbon, so I used a 40% off any regular priced item coupon for that. Also, the letter cutout was on sale for 30%. 


I want to say that I saw a few YouTube videos for burlap wreaths and there were not many that used this wire frame. Many use the ones without the pipe cleaners. I ended up using a method that I kind of came up with on my own.




First,I layered one strand of burlap over the other, so what you see here are two strands, not one.
Second, what you see in the picture the strands folded into a loop and then fastened to the outer ring with the pipe cleaner. (pull the excess pipe cleaner to the back)
Third, I pulled the left over burlap under the inner ring.


Fourth, make another loop and attach it to the inner ring,
 (this time leaving the excess pipe cleaner exposed)


Fifth, pull the remaining strand under the inner ring.


Sixth, make another loop and attach this one the proceeding outer pipe cleaner.
Continue repeating these steps until each pipe cleaner has a loop attached.


Next, we fluff....


Remember I said to layer the burlap in the beginning? Here's why, I pulled out the inside loop to make the wreath nice an full.


It still needs some fluffing, and to be honest I had some left over burlap so I made extra loops by cutting them to size and attaching them by slipping them in between the wires. (no one will know, just us ;))

For the chevron bows, I cut a long strip and folded it twice then gathered in the middle.....


I attached the chevron ribbon to the wreath with the pipe cleaners that I left exposed.


They were very easy to form because they are lined with wire :)

After much fluffing and adjusting, I hot glued the flower and my letter....
So, for not being so crafty, I think it came out pretty alright!


Like I said before, I'm not very crafty but I smile every time I walk up to my front door now :)

Buen Provecho!!

10 comments:

  1. Hands down, your wreath is so much better. The one from Hobby Lobby is a bit too gaudy for my taste, but yours is just right. :) Nice work.

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    1. Awww! Thanks so much Kelly! I was a little scared to try but I love how it came out. Thanks for stopping by :) Have a great day!

      Liz

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  2. I always love being able to find something and then go home and make it cheaper!. I love the finished product!
    Thanks for linking up with us at The Wednesday Roundup!

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    1. Thanks Jessie! It was a blast linking up! This was my first time trying something like this, so much fun, I think I'll do it again :)

      Liz

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  3. Wow, it's beautiful, you should be so proud of how it turned out x

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Have a great weekend :)

      Liz

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  4. This looks so amazing! Pinned. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Hi Kimberly! Thank you for the Pin :)

      Have a great week!

      Liz

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  5. So fun! I love looking at different wreaths and this looks like something I should make! Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Roundup!

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    1. Hi Britney! I agree it was so much fun :) loved linking up, thanks!

      Liz

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