Young and Crafty Sisters: Sisal Rope Wreath

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sisal Rope Wreath

A while ago, Centsational Girl posted about her sisal rope bowl. I just loved it and have been brainstorming uses for sisal rope.

That's when I thought about doing a wreath. Especially since my 4th of July was still hanging proud on my front door. I figure red, white and blue can pretty much be used any month out of the year. At least that was what I was telling myself since it is almost September and I still had my patriotic wreath hanging up :)

So I went and got my supplies. I only got one package of sisal rope but ended up needing two.

I started by making my hanger. I could have easily used ribbon but I really wanted to use the rope.

If I were to make this again, I would use ribbon. I think the hanger made the rope start angling weird while I was wrapping it around. See how I had to go over that hump?

In the picture below you can really see the weird angle. This is also the point I got to when I ran out of rope. Hate when that happens!

I finished wrapping all the way around from the left to the right. Due to the weird angle though I wasn't able to complete it. So I did a little improvising. I knew that I wanted an interchangeable wreath. I grabbed some Velcro and stuck it on in my gaping hole.

I then rolled up some flowers and hot glued them to a piece of fabric so that it was one piece. Place the Velcro on the back and WA-LA! I've got a wreath I can change whenever I feel like!

I hope that visitors don't inspect the side to closely...

Overall I really love how it turned out!

I don't think that people will even notice the weird angle of the rope to much either.

FYI, sisal rope is kind of expensive. Like $9 bucks for one roll. I guess it's a good thing that this wreath can be changed out for any color I want!

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