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:
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.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
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