"Baby Girl" Pennant Burlap Wreath

Last week I showed y’all the cute and yummy Ready to Pop white chocolate popcorn favors that I made for my friend’s baby shower.  I was also in charge of the decorations for this party. Of course I made pink and blue tissue pom poms to match the paper products I had bought. They had a pre-made banner to match also, but me being me was up for the challenge of a DIY banner, of course! But then I got to thinking, “If I’m going to put the effort into making this thing, why not make something she can use again?” And so I decided to make a wreath instead. Then she could hang it on her door when the baby arrives. 
So I made my weekly trip to Hobbly Lobby and walked the entire store and came home with burlap, pink linen, a hay wreath, scrapbook paper, and ribbon.

This is what I did with it. . .

{The pennant says “baby girl.”}
I heart it! 
Here is how I did it. . .

I cut the burlap into strips about 2-3 inches thick.
I wrapped the burlap strips around the wreath using hot glue to secure the fabric on the back side of the wreath.  
I used my Cricut to cut two different size triangles and letters for the banner. {I used the Basic Shapes cartridge for the triangles and the Cuttin’ Up font cartridge.}
I layered the cut pieces {large ivory triangle, smaller print triangle then letters} and used  an adhesive pen to stick them together. These are my pennants which read “baby girl.”

I measured and cut two pieces of grosgrain ribbon slightly larger than the diameter of the wreath. I stretched the ribbons across the wreath and wrapped the excess ribbon around the backside. 
I secured the ribbons with hot glue on the back side of the wreath.

I then used a hot glue gun to attach the pennants to the ribbon.
Next I made some rosettes out of burlap and pink linen. I started by cutting the fabric into three inch strips. Then I twisted the fabric somewhat tightly and began wrapping around and around in a spiral fashion, securing with hot glue on the under side every other circle.

Here is a finished rosette. I tucked the end of the fabric on the back side and secured with hot glue. 

For the center of the burlap flowers, I rolled thin blue silk ribbon tightly and secured the end with hot glue.
I placed the flowers around the wreath and added some triangles from the scrapbook paper to mimic the pennants. 

And here it is! The baby girl pennant burlap wreath.

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32 thoughts on “"Baby Girl" Pennant Burlap Wreath”

  1. This is so sweet. My niece is expecting her first girl in May. I love this idea. You are a crafty one indeed!

  2. It's beautiful! Love that you added rosettes to dress the wreath up. Great tutorial. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. This is so precious. I love the rosettes and the banner. THanks for linking to Home Decor and Organizing Link Party. I'll be featuring this latter this week.

  5. this is so sweet!!! I love the flowers. Perfect for a baby girl shower. Love, love!!!

  6. I love this idea! I have a baby shower to throw in about a month and was wondering your thoughts on making this "interactive" is there anyway to let the guest pin or add the decor as a special part of the shower? hmmmm….
    I'm thinking since we know she's having a girl and the name, I might just put baby's name on the banner, or her monogram.

  7. Leah, I hope you read this. I was unable to get your email address to respond to your comment. You could have each of the guests make a rosette to pin on the wreath. You could have several different fabrics/ribbons/buttons and let everyone pick their materials and make their own. I do like the idea of using the baby name for the pennants. My friend is keeping the name a secret so I don't know it! Thanks for stopping by and I hope your shower is a hit!

  8. Wonderful tutorials! Do you have pictures from the baby shower too? Would love to feature these diy tutorials on Bump Smitten (www.bumpsmitten.com). If interested, please email me at info@bumpsmitten.com. Thanks! Elizabeth

  9. Hi Jennifer,
    This wreath is absolutely adorable! I would like to make one for an upcoming baby shower I’m throwing. I was wondering if you could tell me where you purchased the beautiful scrapbook paper you used for the pennants? I love this paper and color scheme and this is the direction I would like to go in for my best friend’s shower. Please let me know if you can.
    Many thanks!

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