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I’m testing myself every month by redoing a grapevine wreath for each month.

Burlap on a Thanksgiving wreath, expected!  Glitter…hum, not so much!

It’s starting to be a busy time of year, so I made this easy.  A burlap nosegay with glitter!  Why not??

I’m starting out with a grapevine wreath.  Actually, two wreaths wired together.  One small wreath inside a large one to make a thick wreath.  As you can see from all the different decor this wreath has been picked, poked, prodded, tied, glued, hot glued and wrapped.

It still survives!

Nosegay

Thanksgiving-wreath-country-design-styleA nosegay is a fancy term for a cone.  I’ve made several over the years from paper, scrapbook paper, newspaper and gift wrap.  This is my first burlap nosegay…cone!

Step 1:  Cut a square of burlap about 12 inches by 12 inches.  To get a square cut simply pull out a thread of burlap and cut the gap.

thanksgiving-wreath-country-design-style-2Step 2:  Unraveled three sides to give a frayed look.  The one side that didn’t get unravel is folded over to the center of the far side.  Hot glue the edge.

thanksgiving-wreath-country-design-style-3Step 3:  Wrap the other edge to form a cone.

Doesn’t ice cream sound great right now??

thanksgiving-wreath-country-design-style-4Step 4:  A dollop of hot glue holds the burlap in place.  A rubber spatula keeps the hot glue from going through the layers of burlap.  A spatula on top to press saves your fingers.  You can read my hot glue gun tips for more interesting gluing ideas.

thanksgiving-wreath-country-design-style-5Step 5:  Add white glue to the frayed edges with a paint brush.  Then sprinkle with glitter.  I used a bronze color of glitter.

Printing

thanksgiving-wreath-country-design-style-6Step 6:  Don’t do as I did!  I printed out the word “giving” onto freezer paper flipping the word so it’s backward, before finding a piece of wood for the word to fit!

I did get lucky and found the perfect size of raw unpainted bare wood.

Step 7:  Lay the freezer paper on the wood with the shiny side with ink on the wood.  Rub with a craft stick.

By the way, I found freezer paper in 8.5 by 11-inch sheets on Amazon. 

thanksgiving-wreath-country-design-style-sqStep 8:  Hot glue a small button threaded with a thread of burlap onto the nosegay.  Thread another piece to the top and tie on the wreath.

Step 9:  Tuck the piece of wood into the vines to hold in place.

thanksgiving-wreath-country-design-style-pnGlitter is great for Thanksgiving, don’t you think??

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Just keep it off the turkey!

My little disclaimer:  Any products or companies mentioned in this post have not given any compensation or products for this post.  I used and purchase these items for use in our home and to share with you. 🙂

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