so, you want to make this fabulous burlap bubble wreath, here is what you will need:
- 1 grapevine wreath (10-30″ depending on how big you want your wreath to be), you will need the sturdiness of the grapevine wreath, trust me!
- 1 spool burlap ribbon
- 2 yards or burlap fabric for every 10″ of the grapevine wreath (I made a 30″ wreath and used a little under 6 yards of fabric)
- big jar of mod podge
- scissors (or an electric rotary timmer (I got a zip snip at lowes and it was wonderful))
- large (at least 12″ by 12″) self-healing mat
- staple gun and staples
lets get started! it will take you a little while to finish the wreath, but the good news is once it is wrapped with the burlap ribbon, you can stop and start back up when ever you need to!
- put a generous coat of mod podge on part of your wreath and begin tightly wrapping the burlap ribbon around the part of the wreath that has the mod podge on it.
- repeat step one until your entire wreath has been wrapped in the burlap ribbon. I did this for 2 reasons, first it will give something extra for the staples to attach to and second, if you miss a spot all someone will see is burlap and not the grapevine wreath underneath.
- using your scissors (or electric rotary trimmer) and self-healing mat, cut your burlap into 4″ squares. the squares do not have to be perfect, we are going to fold them in step 5. you can cut all your burlap at once or cut some squares and fold and attach them and then cut some more, however you want to do it is fine.
- spread some mod podge on your wreath over the burlap ribbon.
- take a burlap square and fold it in half to form a triangle. fold the 2 ends on the long side down to meet the bottom of the triangle.
- put the folded burlap square on the wreath where you spread the mod podge with the folded ends facing the wreath and secure the folded burlap to the wreath with the staple gun at the bottom of the folded piece of burlap.
- repeat steps 5 and 6 overlapping the pieces on the wreath so that the rough edges and the staples are not visible until you have covered all the area on the wreath that you had just put the mod podge on.
- repeat steps 4 to 7 until you have completely covered your wreath.