If you haven’t tried the Canvas Corp line of Burlap & Canvas Flowers, you definitely should!!! These make the perfect accessory for many craft, home decor and fashion projects. They are available in a wide range of colors, are hand-cut and hand sewn and no two are exactly alike. You can mix and match them in a wide variety of colors or alter them with Tattered Angels Mists and Paints. You can also add some 7 gypsies findings, rhinestones or glitter for more interest. Here is what I did with the wreath:
Materials I Used:
- Canvas Corp; Green, Teal and Yellow Burlap Flowers
- Tattered Angels; Verdigris and Kiwi Glimmer Mist
- Bakers twine – grey, blue and yellow (by Whisker Graphics and Doodlebug)
- Yellow buttons (from my own stash)
- Silk flowers – you can mist them to coordinate with the burlap flowers
- Tools used: heat gun, glue gun, scissors, paint brush, cup or plate (optional)
Step 1: Start with a new or old plain, nautral wreath. Shake your mists and pour them into a small cup or non-absorbant plate or simply dip the paintbrush into an open bottle to gather the color with the brush. Then paint the color onto the areas of the wreath you desire. You can also mist the entire wreath with one or more colors if a bright, vibrant look is what you are going for. The mist and glimmer will show up on the wreath and shine in the light. You are in essence staining the natural material, so like other items depending on the sun it will fade a bit during time, so if it will be exposed to sun, you can add a top coat or leave it natural and let it fade in the beauty of the sun. You can always redo the misting treatment if needed. Really easy!
Step 2: Using a glue gun, adhere the burlap flowers and some twine and yellow buttons onto the wreath. Decorate with additional teal/green/yellow flowers and slip in silk flowers that you might have in the right colors or you can mist lighter color silk flowers to match. Adhere everything with a glue gun for a strong hold.
Step 3: Let dry. If your wreath does not have a good hanger on the back, you can use wire or cord to make a hanger and you are ready to go.
For additional interst, wrap the Bakers Twine under the buttons for a cute little detail and glue into place. You can leave the rustic pieces of the burlap free or you can trim them up a bit, that is up to you.
You can cluster as many flowers as you like, but an uneven number pleases the eye more – I only wanted to use 3 flowers on this particular wreath. But the amount is totally up to you, of course.