THERE’S SOMETHING TO BE SAID ABOUT THE BOND CREATED BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS WHO ARE PREGNANT FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE SAME TIME.
The friend to which I am referring and I met when we were doing some extra schooling to become certified elementary school teachers. We were both living far from our hometowns and we became fast friends, but I believe it is the bond we share from experiencing pregnancy for the first time together and supporting each other every step of the way that has made us lifelong friends.
We spent a few years in the same area until I moved with my family to another state about five hours away. A couple of years later she moved to another state…on the other side of the country. But to me, she is like family and we never miss a beat. We talk all of the time (thank goodness for unlimited long distance!) but we just don’t get to see each other in person so much anymore.
SO THAT IS WHY I AM BEYOND EXCITED AND OVERJOYED THAT I AM GOING TO VISIT HER AND HER FAMILY FOR FIVE DAYS!
And wait…it gets even better…
She just had a baby! I am so excited and honored and overjoyed that I get to share in this time with her and her family!
SO SINCE I LAST VISITED HER, SHE AND HER FAMILY MOVED INTO A NEW HOME AND WELCOMED BABY #4 INTO THEIR FAMILY… SO I THINK THAT HOUSEWARMING AND BABY GIFTS ARE IN ORDER!
As a (late) housewarming gift, I will be giving them the blue burlap monogram wreath pictured above. To make this wreath, you will need:
- a wreath form
- 15 feet of burlap ribbon
- a wood or metal letter
- burlap flowers or other items to decorate the wreath
- a hot glue gun
To cover the wreath, simply wrap the burlap around the wreath form, keeping it (mostly) smooth as you go. Use a small amount of hot glue to glue the start of the burlap ribbon to the wreath form. Then just start wrapping, trying not to overlap the burlap too much or you won’t have enough to go over the form twice. It is best to wrap the burlap around twice so that you don’t see the wreath form through the burlap. If you come up a little short, just glue the decorations on over that part.
Once you come to the end of the burlap, simply hot glue the end to the back of the wreath. If your burlap doesn’t end at the back of the wreath, glue it down and then cut off any extra so that it looks nice and neat. After your wreath is covered, arrange your letter and decorations on the wreath until you find a layout that you like. When you do, go with it and glue those puppies down!
Add a ribbon or wreath hook for hanging. And that’s it! Now give your creation to someone special or hang it on your own door! This one is a gift, but I have the supplies to make a similar wreath in yellow and gray and that baby will be hanging on my front door!
Check out a different style of burlap wreath here and a whole Pinterest board of burlap wreath inspiration here!