Chevron Burlap Wreath Tutorial

Today is the first day of Fall!

And I got my wish, cooler temps here in Houston. It has truly been blazingly hot and uncomfortable as of late. So much so that it was beginning to feel as though we would never hear that glorious phrase, “Cold Front.” But alas, after heavy rain here and there for the past two days, we finally have high temps below 90! … It’s the little things in life sometimes.

The cooler weather has me in a fall decorating spirit! I got out some of our fall décor, but have not really committed to it until this weekend! On that note, I want to share this fun project I worked on last week to get in the autumnal spirit.

I am still enraptured with chevron styling and when I saw this ribbon at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, I was sold! With my inspiration in hand I perused the aisles of the crafting Mecca until I came up with this collection of supplies.

My Supplies: 1 Sprig of berry branches, 1 small white pumpkin, 1 sprig of fall leaves, 1 stalk of wheat, 15 yds of 4″ wide plain burlap ribbon, 7 yds of orange Chevron ribbon, straw wreath, Scissors and a handy-dandy hot glue gun.

Here is a close up of the b-e-a-utiful chevron burlap… I am Loving this stuff!

Now for the how-to… I started out wrapping the 4″W regular burlap around the wreath as it came off the roll. However, I didn’t really like seeing all of the straw underneath. So I decided to fold it in half.

I was pleased with this result because I felt it enhanced the texture of the otherwise plain wreath.

Now for the fun part, Embellishment! I separated a few of the leaves and berry sprigs from the rest and bunched them together, forming this small bunch.

Next, I made a larger grouping with the wheat stalk, remaining berries and leaves.

Here is a photo showing both clusters. This should show you their proportions to each other.

I decided to group the two bundles together facing opposite directions. The larger bundle was placed vertically and the smaller bundle was beneath it following the curve of the wreath to form this grouping.

And now for the Chevron Ribbon! I used this video tutorial last year when making my Poinsettia Christmas Wreath and it came in handy again as a refresher. Then, using some straight pins, I spaced out the “tails” of my bow and glued them down.

Last, I glued down my bow and added the finishing touch, a small white pumpkin, to the center.

I am beyond happy with the result!

What do you think of the wreath? Are you doing any fall crafts?

Artist: Jennifer Moreman

Better late than never I guess?

I told you in my last post about new piece of artwork that I purchased for our home. I have admired this artist from afar for a while so I am excited to own a piece of her’s (even if it is just a print). Jennifer Moreman is an artist based in Tyler, Texas. She is originally from Dallas and graduated from Baylor with a Fine Arts degree. More importantly, she has a unique style and vision in her artwork.

Goldie Original Ikat Chevron by Jennifer Moreman

Perfect Peony by Jennifer Moreman

Clockwork by Jennifer Moreman

Custom Ikat Chevron

Original Ikat Chevron by Jennifer Moreman

Light as a Feather by Jennifer Moreman

Class Favorite by Jennifer Moreman

Jennifer’s Ikat Chevron pieces are her mist popular for obvious reasons, but her other works are equally stunning. Although, I am especially partial to this one (I wonder why):

If you would like to look at some of her other works or possibly even purchase one for yourself, you can see her complete collection on her etsy site.

In other news, the weather here in Houston is glorious and it is very hard to be inside for any extended period of time. I have a few other posts planned for the next few days. More to come 🙂

The Chevron Craze

The Chevron Craze

If you haven’t noticed there is a bit of a Chevron Craze going on in the design world. What do I think if this? I love it!

Just in case you aren’t sure what a Chevron is, here is the definition: a figure, pattern, or object having the shape of a V or an inverted V (think of the Chevron Oil Co. logo)

When did this craze start? Who knows! For me, It started when I first saw the Missoni Zig Zag rug. Our lead designer (my boss) specified this rug for the living room of a client’s home in Mexico. Oh, how I wish I had a picture of it after it was installed!

About two years later, the Missoni for Target line came out. As you may remember, most of the merchandise sold out in 24 hrs and the site crashed many times. I think it is safe to say that was the real taking off point for the chevron/zigzag look!

Missoni was nothing new. The stars and ultra rich (our clients) have been buying these trendy italian clothes and furnishings for years. The change occurred with availability to the masses. Just get on Pinterest and you can see oodles and gobbs of chevron love!

Want to incorporate some chevron pattern into your life?


There are TONS of beautiful Home Decor Chevrons and Quilting Chevrons on (my go-to site). Here are some of the ones I really like….

Simple Chevron
Premier Prints Indoor/Outdoor ZigZag Blue Moon

*Personal Favorite*
Suburban Chevrama Greystone

Subtle Chevron
Palladium Chevron Stripe Grey

Colorful Chevron
Stitch Organic Zig Zag Stripe Garden/Multi

Cool Tone Chevron
Annette Tatum Bohemian Chevron Teal

Home Decor

From what I have seen, West Elm has really latched on to the Chevron Craze.

I love this Zigzag Floor Pouf

their Organic Chevron Duvet cover & Shams

and who can help falling in love with their Bordered Chevron Pillow! It has a monogram (another design craze)… genius!

If you can’t afford the West Elm price point, Target has some very cute options.

Room Essentials® Chevron Comforter – White

Room Essentials® Chevron Bed Set – Multi Chevron

Pottery Barn jumped on the bad wagon with their Hayden Zig Zag Rug.

And I have this Ikea HESSUM runner in my kitchen at home.

To sum it all up… the design world has gone crazy with chevrons and so should you!

What do you think of them? And how have you/would you use them?