"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. 🙂

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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!!!
    ladeedacreations.com

  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!
    Jen

  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!
    K.C.

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