I love anything with ruffles. Clothes, table linens, pillows, bedding... anything! They create dimension, add texture and an illusion of movement, and just make everything prettier, I think! I've seen and admired so many beautiful fabric ruffle wreaths, and finally made my own! I looked at how other people made them, and adapted the technique to what was easiest for me to do, and hopefully you will find it easy to do too! It's a really simple project, it looks a lot harder than it actually is, and the end result is very impressive! All you need is a yard of fabric (mine was a light, silky type), a foam wreath form, some sewing pins, scissors and a hot glue gun! Follow my tutorial to make your own wreath!
SILK RUFFLE WREATH TUTORIAL
1. You will need a yard of fabric for this project. Begin by cutting strips of fabric along the length of your 1 yard piece. Each strip should be about 2 inches wide, make sure all the strips are about the same width. Once you've cut up all the fabric, cut each strip in half, so that you have double the amount of fabric strips.
2. Next, wrap strips of fabric around your foam wreath form until it is all covered in fabric, as the pictures below show. Stick the beginning and end of each strip to the wreath with hot glue to make sure that it doesn't unfold.
3. Now begin making the ruffles and attaching them to the wreath using pins. What you do is take a strip of fabric, and begin folding it over to create layers, holding them all together in the center. Once you have your ruffle done, pin it to the wreath (you should only need one pin for each ruffle, but use more if one isn't enough). Keep making ruffles and pinning them onto the wreath, so they overlap slightly, as the pictures below show.
4. Once you get to the last one, gently fold up the first ruffle you pinned, and pin your last ruffle underneath it, so that there is no gap. Now attach some ribbon to the back using hot glue so you can hang it up, or use a wreath holder to hang it. You could also attach a big bow to the top of the wreath if you wanted, or use two different colored pieces of fabric, and alternate the colors of the ruffles! The possibilities are endless...!
Here are some more pictures of my wreath:
I hope I've inspired you to make your own wreath! All you need is some fabric, a wreath form and some pins, and you can make it yourself! So easy, so pretty, and all under $10! Hope you all have a great week! Happy Crafting, Everyone!
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