DIY: Initial Door Hanger with Burlap Roses

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There's only a few more DIY projects until the house is completely decorated! I don't think you guys understand how excited I am about that! We have been working on the house since April and we are almost finished! Once I finish decorating the house, we will begin transforming the front and back yards!

Today's DIY project is an easy initial door hanger with burlap roses! I don't know why, but I am really liking paper and fabric flowers this year. In fact, I've already created a wooden initial plaque with paper roses a few months ago! So, it was only a matter of time before I got to this project!

If you're interested in following this tutorial, you will need the following materials:
  • Wooden Letter
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes/rollers
  • Paint container
  • Drop cloth
  • Burlap
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Over-the-door hook

1. Grab your drop cloth and lay it down. I like to use shower curtains from the dollar store. They're cheap and easy and you can reuse them. You can also use garbage bags or even an old t-shirt.

2. Get your wooden letter, paint, and a brush. I really like using the rolling one for the bigger areas and the smaller one for the sides. I didn't paint the back of the  letter because it will be against the door. Normally I use a paper plate or piece of cardboard to hold the paint. Keep in mind, your wooden letter may need a few extra coats of paint.

3. As the paint is drying, you can begin working on your burlap flowers. First you'll want to cut a strip for each desired flower. I didn't measure anything as I went. The length of each strip was the width of the burlap fabric I had (approximately 22 inches) and the width was about 2 inches.

4. Take the right end and fold it down to make a triangle.

5. Then take the right tip of that triangle and fold it over to form a smaller triangle.

6. Tightly roll the burlap fabric from right to left. Stop rolling once you reach the end of the larger triangle. I normally add a dab of hot glue here before continuing.

7. Place your index finger above the tip of the triangle and thumb below. Make sure you are holding onto the center of your rose with your right hand and then twist the fabric backwards with your left hand.

8. Roll the center of your rose towards the left.

9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 until you run out of fabric. Then hot glue the left over fabric to the bottom.

10. Your finished flowers should look like the ones below.

11. Once you have decided on a design for your door hanger, hot glue your roses to your wooden letter.

There you have it! I hope you liked this tutorial! I plan on posting a lot more of them. I'm always interested in hearing what tutorials you'd like to see! Just let me know in the comments!

If you decide to create one of your own, I'd love to see how it comes out! Feel free to tag me in your pictures! :)

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