1½ yd burlap 12" wire wreath frame 1 spool floral wire or 26-gauge jewelry wire Wire cutters Scissors or rotary cutter and mat Chalk or marking pen Ruler
1. Cut 3 strips of burlap 5"x1½ yd. 2. Gather one end of one strip and secure it with wire in a twist-tie fashion. 3. Secure the wire to the innermost ring on wreath frame. 4. Next, gather about 6" of burlap and bubble it to desired volume. Secure the end of the bubbled burlap to the next notched section of the wreath using wire. 5. Continue this technique around the innermost ring until reaching the starting point. Secure end with wire and trim excess. 6. Repeat the same technique for the middle ring of the wreath and the outer ring of the wreath. Note: Larger quantities of burlap may be necessary for the outer ring. 7. Once finished, tuck in any ends and adjust bubbles as desired. 8. Cut a strip of burlap to make a bow. Tie bow and secure to top of wreath.
I had the honor of working with a wonderful group of people
for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The race was held at Fresno State on
We were called the Ta Ta Avengers! I decided to
contribute homemade lip balms for the group to hand out to people as they were
Featured below are two wonderful women, Cris and Tina. Tina, the captain, was the
one who rallied all of us together for the race. Cris, the co-captain, actually battled breast
cancer and luckily the doctor’s caught it early on. She is such an inspiration!
As much as I wanted to attend the race with my team, it was too difficult
considering how recently we lost my father-in-law to cancer.