Isn’t it lovely?
This burlap wreath has been on my “to make” list FOREVER, and now I’m not sure why I put it off for so long! I want to make another one for my front door…it will be perfect for fall. *Note: I used more burlap than the amount she lists on her tutorial. Maybe my loops were bigger, or I had more of them, but I wanted to mention it. I found 7 yard rolls at Michaels for $9.99, paid $5 with my 50% off coupons, and used two of them, equaling 14 yards.
I’m a collector of old windows, and I have a stack up in my attic. Whenever I see them, I grab them up, even if I don’t know at that exact moment what I’m going to use it for. You never know when you’re to need one! This one was already white, so I just took a sander and roughed it up a little bit to remove a little more of the paint. I like my windows nice and distressed!
I used a light brown twill tape to hang the wreath on the window, and I love it. Twill tape has great texture, is thicker than ribbon, holds its shape well, and comes in some great colors. You can get it in the ribbon and/or trimmings section at JoAnn Fabrics.
So…just two simple things add up to be still simple, but fabulous!
Are you looking for old windows? My best bets are:
1. The side of the road! I find out when heavy trash day is in areas that are most likely to have older windows, then I drive by the week before and scout it out. I’ve found a lot that way! When I see them just by chance, like I said earlier, I always grab them.
2. Habitat Re-Store: It’s a hit and miss here, but they do sometimes have them. It’s worth looking for if you’re there anyway, and there’s always stuff to look at!
3. Spread the word! Let people you know that you’re looking, and that you’re interested in finding some. I’ve had calls before from people that know I love them, and more eyes on the road don’t hurt. :)