Friday, September 28, 2012

Grapevines and Burlap
























Decorating with Burlap

Wanting to keep fall decorations simple, like the style of my house I decided to do grapevine wreaths with burlap for the doors and gates. I already had the wreaths in the attic from my son and daughter-in-law's wedding when they were wrapped in white tulle. I cleaned the wreaths and now all I needed was the burlap garland.

Here is my DIY burlap table runner.


Main Entrance






 Garden Gates








The cleaned wreaths drying in the sun.
We made the wreaths for the Church Doors with the help of my mother and father-in-law. Part of their property is left natural and we pulled the vines out of the trees and wrapped into wreaths. I love how they've aged








I used two rolls of burlap garland from Michael's




First I made a big loop of burlap to use on the bow and tied with florist wire




Next tie the garland in the shape of a bow and attach the loop












Finished and ready to hang








A burlap bow for the side entrance door






My fall wreath project is finished. I still have to pick up a few more plants for the veranda at the garden shop and make a centerpiece for the dining table. Hope to finish my touch of fall this weekend.


Glorious day to work outside








Pansies, Lavender and Johnny Jump-ups planted










Pink Heather still blooming



My outside plans for fall are almost complete. Hope to finish up this weekend. What are you doing outside in your yard  to get ready for fall?




66 comments:

  1. Lovely post, Emily. I really like your simple wreaths with the burlap bows! Pretty posies too. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend. Happy Pinks!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  2. So casual and elegant, what a wonderful re-purpose of the wreaths. Love that they came from family.
    We are working on the front porch this week end.
    Happy Pink Saturday !

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  3. Who knew you could do so much decorating with burlap! Everything has a rustic charm, just lovely.

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  4. Love the easy, homey look of burlap and grape vines! Just lovely!
    ♥ Jil

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  5. Decorating with burlap is so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing all your fall decorating inspiration with us!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!
    karianne

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  6. I have always loved grapevine wreathes...and have some I need to dig out & redo. Thanks for the reminder! Our lavender is still blooming but almost dried out, and ready for a haircut! We won't see our violas until pring. Happy PS!
    Ruth

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  7. I love what you did! I have been wanting to do something with burlap. I am inspired!!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  8. It is so funny for me to see you planting the flowers now--ours are just waiting to be finished by the first frost, and then we will replant in the spring! Your wreaths are wonderful--both the vines and the bows! So special to have them from the wedding. And your side door basket is lovely too. Have a wonderful weekend. It is pouring here! Linda

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  9. Whata delightful post! I love your walkway! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

    My PINK
    Have a fun weekend!

    Rose

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  10. Emily~ Your burlap bows are the perfect fall addition to your grapevine wreaths! I just planted some violas last weekend~ I love seeing their cheery faces :)

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  11. How special to have grapevine wreaths from your in-laws property! xo

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  12. I think I'm warming up to burlap, so your bows are so pretty. I might make the grapevine and burlap bow for my door too, I really like the warm look to it. Your violas are adorable!

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  13. You are off to a great start, Emily! Everything is looking so nice. I like your burlap and grapevine wreaths. I want to put out some mums until Halloween, and then put out some pansies. I need to work in the garden desperately this weekend! But we are busy installing a new oven at the moment.

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  14. Hi Emily, I love your simply rustic wreaths. That y'all made the wreaths is awfully cool. Your garden shots are lovely. Thanks for stopping by, Olive

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  15. I adore working with burlap, bought quite a bit lately. Just a tip: A few years ago, I bought a large roll of garden sheeting--made of burlap, I've used it for many burlap projects and a lot cheaper than the smaller rolls.
    Ann

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  16. YOur wreath is stunning on your front door. Understated and stately!
    Please stop by StoneGable and join TUTORIAL TIPS AND TIDBITS with your wreath! Link goes live Wednesday at 8:00 pm.
    It would be such a help for people to know how to make such a fabulous bow!!!

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  17. Emily, your wreaths are so simple and that's the beauty of them. I love all your beautiful photos, too. Happy weekend.

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  18. Elegant, simple, beautiful!! I love it! Hugs, Penny

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  19. Very Pretty!
    Happy PS!!

    xo
    Kay Ellen

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  20. Hello Emily, your wreaths are lovely. Your porch and door look beautiful with the mums and the wreath, love the door color. The violas are pretty, beautiful images. Happy Fall!

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  21. Everything is beautiful! I especially like the like Door Hanging Basket with the burlap bow!

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  22. Hi Emily,
    love your autumn entrance! Your grapevine wreaths and burlap bows look fab. Have a wonderful day!
    Lisa

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  23. Your wreaths and burlap bows are wonderful! So simple and so rustic-chic! Your garden looks beautiful as well. We're waiting for the summer temps to go away so we can get our fall flowers in. Unexpected heat wave here this week!
    Have a great week,
    Robin

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  24. Every single detail is absolutely beautiful as usual, Emily. Last year I decorated with burlap for the holidays and everything was so simple and pretty. I used the same ready-made burlap garland from Michael's and it is perfect for all the projects. I made a door wreath with it, but it did not look half as pretty as yours hanging from your gorgeous red door. Did you know that a red door has been a long time dream of mine? I used to have a blog with a red door as its theme. The homeowner's association where we live does not allow it, BUT the good news is we're moving soon so maybe my red door is in the horizon after all. ;)

    LOVE the side entrance arrangement, and the background of that gorgeous day is simply perfection.
    Have a great Sunday.
    XOXO's,
    Marcia

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  25. Beautiful creations!

    Happy Pink!

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  26. Beautiful Emily. I bet the vine gathering and wreath making was a lot of work. All your efforts turned out perfect. I always joy the simplicity of grapevine wreaths and now with your burlap ribbon added it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  27. I like your idea of using burlap. How creative! Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Emily.

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  28. Beautiful idea! love how you show the stages of your creation! A fascinating post!

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  29. Hello,

    Thanks so much for always visiting me and leaving lovely comments! I love this burlap wreath!


    Gabriela

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  30. Love the burlap bows. I have some grapevine wreaths; I may have to steal this idea for my front porch.

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  31. Emily, I'm adding burlap ribbon to my shopping list. I love the look, and it will be perfect for my front door topiary. Your wreaths are perfect for the season. I love that they are from your son's wedding and made by you.
    The recent rain has left us with crisp cool air, so it definitely feels like fall here. We have the house open to take full advantage. ........Sarah

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  32. The bows are to die for....everything looks so pretty, Emily.
    xo

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  33. Love the wreath! That first shot is BEAUTIFUL!!

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  34. Emily,
    Hi! Love the look of the burlap with the viney wreaths.
    Very pretty and rustic at the same time.

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  35. Pretty wreath..Love your front door!!

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  36. HI!!!!
    I love this post!!!I am going to run...not walk to MICHAEL'S and get me a roll or two of Burlap to update my fall wreath....it is time for some fresh new things!!!!
    Great idea........You inspire me!!!!Fall is so wonderful....wish it was not 100 degrees here!!!
    I can wish for fall color....for fun dropped leaves to run through...but I can dream....I can make a trip up north!!!
    THANKS for stopping in...I love all my visitors!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  37. Very pretty, Emily! I am getting jealous of your weather. It's been raining here the last 3 days....Christine

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  38. Such a beautiful post Emily!

    So much fun to see what you and others are planting for fall. It seems --- no matter what state they are living in --- we are all doing very similar things!
    Mums and johnny jump ups, pansies, etc.

    Love your burlap bows and the fact that you made the wreaths yourself!

    Gorgeous!
    xoxox
    Alison

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  39. Marvelous and very creative ~ yet elegantly simple ~ So beautiful ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  40. 2 of my favorite things: burlap and grapevine. Your wreaths look great, love the simplicity. My favorite photo is the 3rd one looking at your front door through the greenery of the bushes. Nice job!

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  41. You take a simple product burlap and make wreath look elegant at your front door for fall. It does say Welcome guests. Nice job!
    Joyce M

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  42. Your wreaths are lovely, Emily! Happy autumn!

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  43. your photographs are lovely! truly lovely. I think the burlap is perfect with those wreaths and I love that you have them on the garden gates!

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  44. I love grapevine wreaths, and yours are perfect with the big burlap bow!
    Mary Alice

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  45. Wonderful Burlap bows! I want to plant some pansies too. I will probably do that this weekend when it is cooler.

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  46. Hi, I'm visiting from Home and Garden Thursday. What a beautiful entrance to your home. I love the simple wreaths with the bows. Very pretty..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  47. Hi Emily: Whatfabulous lush burlap bows you created--I like them very much. I created some pretty pots decorated for autumn to go with my wreath, then filled the pots with white mums--it's nice with all the other things I have growing on our front stoop!

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  48. The wreaths are beautiful, love that you made them yourself! Your entrance is very welcoming-Happy Fall:@)

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  49. I have a big grapevine wreath that is getting a new burlap bow!

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  50. Beautiful wreath! Love the big burlap bow. Your flowers are beautiful as well.

    Such a nice visit with you today.

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  51. Emily your burlap wreaths are wonderful! Thank you so much for the tutorial. There's just something about burlap...must be it's textural aspect that draws me to it every time. And right now I'm thinking some large pumpkins with burlap bows would look perfect in my urns *winks* Thanks for the inspiration my friend!
    Oh..... and your yard looks gorgeous! Vanna

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  52. Your wreaths are great! Love how you decorate every door and even the fence. Your flowers looks so fresh and pretty. Thanks for the tour.

    Judy

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  53. Hi Emily. I am now visiting again as a follower..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  54. great idea, love the simplicity and texture of the burlap bows!

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  55. LOVE all the burlap! You really did a beautiful job! Hopped over from Potpourri Friday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy @ www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

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  56. Hello! Your blog is so pretty! I came here from Inspiration Friday party.

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  57. I love your creativity! Could you please consider following each other? www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com Twitter:@shineonnbyandrea

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  58. Glad you enjoyed the hot air balloon ride, Emily. ;) Gotta love Engelbert and Tom, huh? :)
    Are you ready for the CARNIVAL? :)
    See you there.
    XOXO's,
    Marcia

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  59. The simple grapevine wreaths and burlap bows are just perfect Emily! Love them all! Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a great weekend!

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  60. I so love the simple look of the burlap and the wreath, stunning.
    I may be a little partial, I do have a love affair with burlap.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  61. This is gorgeous and i love how simple it is! Thanks for linking and come back! The party is up!
    Bisous

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  62. Emily, your wreaths may be simple, but they make a wonderful statement! I have used two rolls of that burlap from Michaels. Just thinking that I need more. It is so versatile and can be dressed up or down. Love your beautiful entrance! Thanks for sharing with Share Your
    Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  63. Hello Emily, I wonder if several months back we would accept that burlap could be elegant! You've made a most beautiful autumn wreath - I'll just have to visit Michaels for some burlap - it is quite beautiful. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  64. Just love the burlap with the grapevine. I too, have grapevine in my stepdaughter's yard. I love working with it, it looks so natural. Your blog is beautiful. I'm just beginning to blog and have begun selling on line. Please drop by my site: babiesbridesandlavender.com. I would love to have you visit and welcome any comments.

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