Modern Fall Sisal Rope Wreath

 

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I broke one of my garage sale rules when I purchased a package of sisal rope at a garage sale recently.  I try not to buy anything that doesn’t inspire an immediate idea.

 

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BEACHY CRAFT?????

I had no ideas!  So I wimped out and labeled the sisal “beachy craft”.  However I know how to find sisal rope ideas…. Google!

 

wreath sisal

A website, Wisconsin Magpie was my inspiration for this modern fall wreath. I made a lot of wreaths last year for my feature Wreathapalooza.  I had purchased a case of wreaths from the Dollar Store and I have three wreath forms left.

 

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It is really simple to thread the sisal in and out of the wreath form.  I used hot glue to secure the ends to the backside.

STEP # 1:  Cut the sisal in 6 foot sections to weave in and out.  Before you cut the sisal it is handy to squirt some hot glue and where you are going to make the cut.  With a wet finger, press the hot glue into the sisal all around so you have a 1″ band of hot glue.  Let it set up and cut in the middle of the 1″ band.  Now you will have no troubles with unraveling!

STEP # 2:  Weave the sisal in and out of the wire form rings.  It goes fast!

STEP #3: When the sisal is getting close to the end…use hot glue on the backside to glue down the end pieces.

Continue each step until the wreath form is filled.

I had two brown leather belts that I cut into pieces to add interest and wrapped them around the wreath.  I think the belt pieces took the wreath from beachy to modern fall!

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This wreath isn’t weather friendly so it will have to hang on the inside door or jazz up a fall vignette on a wall.

Amazingly sisal is easy to work with and it was a fun and EASY project to make!

 

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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