It was discovered in India in the 19th century.
You can wrap tree roots around it before planting or wear a shirt made of it on Ash Wednesday so you can purge your flesh.
I bought a yard of this “new” popular material that’s been around since the good Lord made the jute plant and I made a wreath.
I sneezed the whole time and my eyes watered. It didn’t help that I was covered in burlap scraps and used my burlapy covered fingers to wipe my eyes and nose. I may or may not be allergic but it turned out so cute that it was worth it. (que Benadryl)
But I digress, back to the wreath.
Cut the yard of burlap into 4″strips, then into 4″ squares.
Take each corner and bring it together (think crab rangoon)
Stick pin it into a foam wreath. I used the 2″ pins and chose a circle shaped wreath. Hob Lob has square, heart, star and cylinder. I may make a couple cylinder and square ones if I can get some allergy shots in me.
Look how nicely the poofs look, and they easily cover the wreath with no green foam showing through. I’ve heard tell that some folks wrap the wreath with burlap before pinning the squares but I don’t think it’s necessary. Unless your hanging it in a window or on a mirror…
Hobby Lobby had a big ole burlap section. Check out the prints. Makes this natural looking one look like oatmeal.
This is so easy my mom could do it… But she probably won’t.
I accented with a matching color satin ribbon. I also tried it with a moss covered monogram (that’s another blog post).
H.L. is selling wreaths in all styles and they are charging $89.00. Of course you can always use your 40% off coupon but still!?!? I made this one for $11