Roses are red and red roses symbolize love and passion. Burlap ribbon is all the rage and you can pick it up almost everywhere these days. It comes in all sorts of colors and I found some at my local crafts store in bright red. In about an hour I had a new Valentine’s Day wreath with burlap rosebuds! You can make one too with the following tutorial.
You will need:
Red burlap ribbon (Mine was 5 inches wide)
12 Inch particleboard floral ring
6 ft. package of moss vine
Wire (Any gauge you have for the hanger)
Glue gun and glue sticks
Note: Protect your work surface and work in an area that you can vacuum or sweep. The moss sometimes gets messy. For a fluffier wreath you may substitute Spanish moss.
1. Cut a piece of wire with wire cutters and wrap around the floral ring, twisting into a loop on the back for hanging your wreath.
2. Cut a piece of red burlap 8 inches in length. Fold in half lengthwise and then fold again.
3. Fold one corner up at an angle and fold again. Begin rolling and twisting, adding a bit of hot glue as you roll to hold the rose bud tight. Continue rolling until you reach the opposite end. Add a bit more hot glue and trim any excess burlap pieces.
4. Apply some hot glue onto the bottom of the rose bud and attach to the floral ring. Continue in this manner making rose buds and attaching to the ring leaving about an inch in between rosebuds until you have filled the entire ring.
5. Using the wire cutters cut a small piece of moss vine about 2 ½” bend into an inverted U shape and attach with some hot glue in between rose buds. Continue adding moss vine until you have filled the entire ring with moss.