October 25, 2010

Creating a Simple Ruffled Wreath

Houston, I have a problem.

Ever since I discovered how easy ruffling can be (see the post linked below), I am wanting to ruffle everything. This morning’s project is one that was borne of my current obsession. 😉

For this project, you will need:
Muslin fabric
Pinking shears
Hot glue
One plain straw wreath form
Basic sewing supplies: machine, thread, etc.

step 1) Cut 1-inch wide strips of your muslin fabric using pinking shears. (These can be of varying lengths, but the longer your strips are, the easier the next step will be.) Using my shortcut ruffling technique, ruffle each piece. 

step 2) Working with one ruffled strip at a time, wrap them around your wreath form, securing them with hot glue as you go. Work until your wreath base is entirely covered in ruffles. Isn’t this a gorgeous effect?

Now, if you’re going for a look that exudes understated elegance, you can leave your wreath as-is and adorn it simply with a bow. (Wouldn’t that be a lovely option for Christmas?) Or, you can come back later today when I’ll show you exactly what I did with mine.

**Update: You can head over now to see my Free Spirit Fall Wreath!

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5 Responses to Creating a Simple Ruffled Wreath

  1. Stef October 25, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    Cute, Amy! I’m totally addicted to ruffling, too. I want to ruffle everything!!

    happy Monday!

  2. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} October 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    Its lovely! I can’t wait to see the entire thing.

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