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Sunday, April 18, 2010

{canvas drop cloth wreath}

Last Friday I had the pleasure of posting a tutorial on somewhat simple, while we were lucky enough to have Steph's fun picture recipe cards here on brown paper packages.
(Great idea, by the way!)

So, do you remember all that canvas I had leftover after my disastrous project? Well, something else came out of it, and I shared it with her readers.
Today I thought I would post it here for you!


  • canvas drop cloth (I purchased mine at Home Depot--painting section)
  • floral wire wreath, or Styrofoam wreath
  • ribbon or fabric
  • any desired embellishments


Cut the canvas into strips--you'll want a good stack to start with, but you can always cut more. My strips were 18 inches long, and about 1 1/2 inches wide.

Lay one strip across the top of the wreath.

Take the ends and cross them underneath the wreath.

Bring up the ends again, and tie them in a knot. Repeat until the wreath is completely covered.

When the wreath is filled, you will have spaces in between the knots. To fill these spaces, take your strips (same size), and just tie them in regular knots in between each already existing knot. (you won't be wrapping them around first, just tying them.) They will be longer than the first knots you tied, and this will fill in the wreath and give it some dimension.

When you're finished, this is what it will look like:

Now you can just have fun with it! One of the things that I love about this wreath, is that it's so versatile. The color is neutral, so any other color(s) can be paired with it.
I chose to hang it on my black armoire, which provided lovely contrast, and then tied it up with a simple red piece of fabric.
Other ideas? You could hang it by ribbon or fabric in a large chunky frame. Want more color? Embellish it with fabric or burlap could even make some for different seasons or holidays and switch them out. The canvas is heavy duty and water resistant, so it's perfect for hanging on your front door.



Blogger Beansieleigh said...

Hi Kierste! This is really cute! It's similar to the technique I just used on my flip flops! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

April 18, 2010 at 5:52 AM  
Blogger Paige said...

What a cute idea! I bet it would be really cute with matching fabrics. Thanks for the idea!

April 18, 2010 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Laura PARING DOWN said...

I love the simplicity, and the I LOVE the color of unfinished canvas!!!

April 18, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

oh - I am loving this idea!!!

April 18, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Rebecca Timson said...

This is a great project!!!



April 18, 2010 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

Cute idea!

April 18, 2010 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

This is soooo darling!!!

April 18, 2010 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Very cute!

April 28, 2010 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger LaurieStar said...

Great idea! :)

May 3, 2010 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Mrs.Inman said...

Made one of these a few days ago and added pastel ribbons and tulle for spring!! Turned out beautiful!! Thank you for the idea!!

February 20, 2012 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Russel Petter said...


Hello Friend this blog is very informative for me and each and every one who wants this blog.

Print on canvas

April 16, 2012 at 11:55 PM  

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