I have items in my craft room just screaming at me to use them. Maybe I am the only one who hears those screams but today’s easy project was inspired by my quest to get as many unfinished planned projects and supplies out of my craft room stash this summer as I can. With a quick trip to Dollar Tree and 30 minutes, you can also create this easy DIY rope wreath to enjoy for any season.
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30 Minute DIY Rope Wreath
I probably bought the bundles of nautical ropes at Dollar Tree more than six months ago.
As an avid pinner of all kinds of wreath projects on Pinterest, all that I had intentions to make every single one of them of course, I also have random supplies to complete those wreaths piling up in the craft room. A braided rope wreath has been on my radar to try to make for even longer than I have had the rope bundles purchased.
This summer, I can finally take that project inspiration off my to do list. I made not just one but two different versions of a braided rope wreath to enjoy at my side entrance this summer and early fall.
So let me show you how I made them.
First you will need the following supplies from Dollar Tree or any place you shop for wreath making supplies.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- White rope bundles
- Floral stems of your choice
- Ribbon (optional)
- Decorative scarf (optional)
- Pipe cleaners
- Metal wreath form
- White spray paint
For my version of a braided rope wreath, I just used a very simple weaving technique I liked that also covered up the wire wreath form underneath as much as possible . The first thing I did was to spray paint the wire wreath form with white spray paint. Since most wire wreath forms are green, I didn’t want that color to show through the weaves of the cotton rope.
For the weaving technique itself, I chose a pattern I liked that was also quick and easy. You can find so many many options for braiding techniques on Pinterest to try out yourself. I am just showing the one I liked and completed in 30 minutes.
Do you remember that I mentioned I am all about getting projects done and out of my craft stash this summer?
With some projects, I am all about easy and efficiency and progress that leads to something pretty that I like for my home.
The rope weaving process I decided to use on my DIY rope wreaths was to loop the rope over two sections of the wire frame at a time and continue and over and under pattern all around the frame as you can see in the images below.
You start the process by hot gluing one fold of the rope underneath the wreath form and just start weaving the rope back and forth – over and under. When I got to the end of one section of rope, I fold it over, glued it down, and then glued the end of the new rope at the same spot. It made for a continuous flow of weaves around the entire form.
The first rope wreath I made I intend to leave up all summer.
I found a Patriotic colored scarf with a red, white and blue plaid design that was perfect at Dollar Tree. And some very small and simple white flower stems.
I used hot glue to attach the white flower stems to the wreath. Adding the scarf was the easiest task of all. I just wrapped it around the side of the wreath, tied a knot at the base of the flowers and called it done.
After I added the scarf, I decided I liked this wreath the way it was already and didn’t add in the metal truck sign. A white pipe cleaner created a small hook at the back of the wreath to hang it.
Inspired by how easy my first DIY rope wreath was to make, I pulled out another wreath form and tried it again.
For my second DIY rope wreath, I pulled out some fun bee themed ribbon I purchased last year from Hobby Lobby put of my stash and some leftover sunflowers stems.
Using my EZ Deluxe Bowmaker, I attempted my first ever triple ribbon bow. I like how full a triple ribbon bow looks. And I really love how this simple wreath came out.
My summer and early Autumn wreaths are both ready for my side entrance this year.
Making a wreath of any kind is both fun and relaxing to me. The creative process is like therapy when you have a lot going on in life. This 30 minute DIY wreath was perfect to satisfy the need for a creative outlet and the feeling of accomplishment all in one easy project.
What are you working on this summer that you would like to share? Don’t forget to pin this easy 30 Minute DIY Rope Wreath for inspiration.
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