Sunny Wel­come

Make an easy sun­flower wreath to cap­ture sum­mer.

Country Woman - - CONTENTS -

Start with 1 yard of yel­low burlap and 1/2 yard each of green and white burlap.

Cut each color in 10x12-inch rec­tan­gles with a ro­tary blade.

(To re­duce fray­ing, pull a warp thread out of the burlap at 10-inch in­ter­vals and cut where the thread was. Re­peat in the op­po­site di­rec­tion at 12-inch in­ter­vals.) Cut pipe clean­ers

in co­or­di­nat­ing col­ors to 6-inch lengths. Be­gin­ning with the green and white burlap pieces, lay each rec­tan­gle out with the edges curl­ing up­ward. Fold two op­po­site cor­ners in­ward un­til they meet. Gather them in the mid­dle, form­ing two petals that look like a bow. Bind the bows onto the outer edge of a wire wreath form, se­cur­ing them in the cen­ter with pipe clean­ers. Al­ter­nate white and green burlap around the outer edge. Re­peat with the yel­low burlap on the two mid­dle rings. Fill the mid­dle void by weav­ing 1 yard of brown burlap through the wire form to cre­ate the sun­flower cen­ter.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.