Hey, everyone! It’s Catherine from Avery & Winslow. Thank you CSI ladies for letting me stop by today and share a fall wreath. I used burlap on a fall wreath last year and knew that I wanted to use burlap again this year…but I wanted a bolder wreath.
I think I achieved that goal. 🙂 Want to make your own? It’s super easy. You just need corn husks, cardboard (or foamboard), burlap, a wooden initial, some paint and a whole lotta faith in the power of hot glue. Start with a fairly large foamboard circle. I made mine with a diameter about one foot smaller than my door.
Use hot glue to attach corn husks around the exterior.
Add an overlapping row of husks.
If you have the space, add a third (or fourth) row of corn husks. Just make sure your wreath is looking full at this point. I ended up using two 2 oz bags of husks.
Cut a cardboard rectangle. Wrap it in burlap. I used staples to attach my burlap.
Use a generous amount of hot glue and pressure to attach the cardboard rectangle to the center of your frame.
Paint your wooden letter. I used two coats of espresso brown and then dry brushed metallic gold to give a more textured look.
Glue the letter to your burlap rectangle.
Cut a strip of burlap (or use ribbon). Hot glue the burlap to the back of your wreath and tie a double knot. I also used a row of tacks to make sure this piece was very secure.
That’s it! You’re done! I told you it was easy. Hope you get a chance to make a bold corn husk wreath this year. I can’t stop smiling at mine every time I come up the driveway. ♥ Cath