This one started out life as a piece of pipe insulation. I like to stuff it full of pages from the phonebook. (That they keep sending me even though I called to get off the route!) But it comes in useful for things like this.
After it's stuffed full, I make sure it's sealed with a piece of tape. Even though it has a really sticky piece that's supposed to keep it closed, I do this because it's really busting with paper by the time I'm done. Then, tape the ends together.
To hide the black tubing underneath the rope, I placed a piece of burlap, then wrapped my rope around it, hot gluing every now and then to hold it in place. I kept going until there was just space enough for the fabric. How big or small depends on how you want it.
I bought a pack of Christmas fabric scraps from Hobby Lobby (1/2 off) for $5. I cut each one into rough squares. I wasn't too particular about it being perfect.
Then I folded the pieces into a triangular-like form.
To help hold the pieces like this, before I folded them, I added a circle of hot glue to the middle.
Then, I just hot glued to the tube.
I continued this with all the different kinds of fabric that came with the pack.
Here is a close up of what the rope will look like.
To hold the ribbon in place, I always dab a bit of hot glue on the back side. And then at the top where I want to put the bow.
I have it in the store where I have my vendor space. I'm going to have it in the raffle to benefit the local food bank. I've named it Scrappy.
Bonus project comes from the Dollar Store. I bought this tree hanger for $7.
I wrapped it in burlap ribbon, and then laid more burlap across, and glued in the back. I added twisted pieces of rope where the pieces meet, and along the bottom. I used some of the original garland that came on it and a couple of cowboy ornaments from the Dollar Store, as well.
Ironically this one cost more to make than the wreath. But I think it turned out pretty cute. :)
Y'all have a very safe and happy Thanksgiving! I'll catch ya on the flip-side.