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