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24 November, 2012

My Christmas Wreath...Burlap and Plaid with Pine Cone Roses

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Wreath2I am really loving the way my Christmas mantel is coming along! I am still working on one of the special elements that I will be adding, but I wanted to stop and show you my wreath…burlap and plaid with pine cone roses!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Baby KittyAs usual, I am assisted by my co-host Baby Kitty who would like to tell you what you need to make it:
  • A straw wreath form
  • Strips of burlap (approximately 1/4 yard)
  • Strips of plaid fabric (approximately 1/4 yard)
  • Pine cones
  • Faux berries
  • Garden shears
  • Hot glue gun
It’s so easy I am almost embarrassed! Just wrap the straw wreath with the burlap strips…mine were about 2 1/2 inches wide...and secure at each end with hot glue. Next, create plaid fabric roses following the tutorial here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pinecone Roses This was my first time making pine cone roses and they were super easy! I just used smallish pinecones and then cut them in half using my garden shears! If you want only flat flowers, only use the bottom half. I used both for a little variety.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fabric and Pine Cone Roses Finally, hot glue the fabric and pine cone flowers to the wreath. I added a few faux berries for a little added color. And...the best thing is that the whole wreath only cost about $3.00 (with a coupon) for a yard of the plaid fabric since I already had everything I needed! I have plans for the leftovers as you will soon see!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Wreath 3I attached the wreath to my mirror using another  strip of the plaid fabric and…voilĂ ! That’s it! I am hoping to finish up the last part today and then my mantel will be ready! Be sure to stop back by to have a peek at what I am working on…Can you guess?…and to see the completed mantel!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Christmas wreath!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
On Sutton Place for the Homespun Holidays Doors and Wreaths Party
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Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Fall into Fall

DIY Showoff for the Holiday Highlights Party
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials. Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays

Centsational Girl for the Holiday Home Craft Party
Cedar Hill Ranch for Homespun Christmas Handmade Holidays 
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!

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  1. Deb, I am loving the plaid, pine cones mixed with the burlap. An old fashioned Home-spun Christmas!! I can't wait to see the rest! xo

  2. Ooooooh your wreath is amazing! I love the look of the burlap, plaid and pine cones. LOVE!


  3. I know I am going to love your Christmas mantel! The wreath is gorgeous. I am crazy about plaid. I love the pine cone!

  4. I love red and red plaid too. The plaid roses are really fun with the pinecones.

  5. Forget the wreath, Debbie! Can I just have your assistant? A plaid bow around Baby Kitty's neck would be the perfect finishing touch- xo Diana

  6. That is beautiful, Debbie. Can't go wrong with burlap and plaid.

  7. I love the plaid this year! Oh I'm going to be following along and seeing what you do this year! You always have the best ideas. Hugs, Linda

  8. Love the wreath, I especially love the plaid.


  9. Burlap and tartan plaid. I love it! Can't wait to see the mantel in its holiday dress for 2013.
    Enjoy your day.........Sarah

  10. Debbie,
    A vision of loveliness!
    I've often wondered how to make the pinecone roses!!! Never, did I think they would be so~o~o easy! I'm needing something more for the Progressive Christmas Brunch table. . . and these would be "purr~fect"!!!
    Be sure to thank that handsome, Baby Kitty, for all his help!!!

  11. Beautiful as always. I am going to try one of these since they look so easy. Thanks for a great tutorial.

  12. Your wreath looks beautiful, I love the pine cone flowers!

  13. Beautiful wreath! I love the combination of the burlap, plaid, and pine cones. Fabulous job!

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  14. Love this wreath and pinned it fo ryou!

  15. This is an awesome project! I hope you will consider linking it up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at my blog, Just Us Four.

  16. Your wreath looks amazing! You included two of my favourite holiday items: pinecones and red berries.
    I found your blog through DIY Showoff. I hope you'll stop to visit mine too:


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