Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ruffled Burlap Wreath {Tutorial}

Even though I DO NOT want summer to end - we are starting to get ready for fall over here! Which is okay, because it is one of my favorite decorating seasons! {After Christmas & 4th of July of course!} One of my first new projects this fall was this wreath seen below. Can you tell what every-day household item I made this wreath out of?


If you guessed spoons – you’re right! I saw a Pinterest photo {pinned from Tip Junkie I think} of a wreath like this one, only using white spoons. I thought orange would be fun for Fall & Halloween! It’s a little bigger than I thought it would be {a good 18” or so across} so it may end up in my classroom d├ęcor, but it was a fun & easy project to make! What do you think?

I also made a ruffled burlap wreath this week. I know, I know, if you’ve been reading my blog, I already made a burlap wreath a few weeks ago. But, if you’re new here, I should tell you I suffer from OCDD, also known as Obsessive Compulsive Decorating Disorder. ; -) I liked my other burlap wreath, but I couldn’t easily add the embellishments I wanted to on it, so I made another one! I was inspired by this photo on Pinterest:


This wreath sells on for $45!! Well, this girl-on-a-budget does not have $45 and I could not find any tutorials that looked like this – SO – I made up my own:


This wreath cost me about $5 to make because I already had the burlap & ribbon! I just bought a foam wreath circle. {Score!}


You will need:


- a foam circle (or any wreath circle, foam piping from Home Depot, etc.)
- About 150 straight push pins, with flat heads so they don’t go all the way through your burlap.
- Scissors
- burlap (or any fabric of your choice would probably work) CUT into lots of 3-4” strips. (I think I used between 8-10 strips for this wreath.)

1. Wrap your foam circle completely using the burlap strips. Use the push pins along the way to keep the burlap from unraveling. 


2. Take another strip & pin it to the wreath. Then, fold & roll about a 4” section of that burlap strip into your first ruffle:


Keep folding into a ruffle shape; kind of like an S or figure eight fold. Pin each ruffle carefully along the way so it doesn’t unfold!



Keep going & going until the whole front of the wreath is covered! When you’re done, it should look something like this:


Back view:


Side view:


Front view! Here she is all decorated:


Now, I get to dress her up for fall – but I can’t decide how!! Help!! Which fall wreath do you like the best??

Black and White chic…

{Maybe I should add something orange to her?}

Country Fall…


White Pumpkin Love…


Fall Pumpkin Love…


I do know I like the decorating potential for this wreath. But I don’t know which one to put on my front door! What do you think? Thanks for the help! :)  
 PS -- here is a version I also did for a friend's wedding gift. :) {Since the original post I also bought a new camera that takes MUCH better - and bigger! - pictures!!}  lol :):)

PPS - If you like this wreath -- I'd love it if you'd "like" my {brand spankin'} new Facebook page too! {See my sidebar for my fancy Facebook box!!} Thanks so much for the love! Blessings! :):)


Thanks for featuring my wreath!!:

Linking up here: Tatertots and Jello Best of 2011
Be Different Act Normal; Tatertots and Jello ; At The Picket Fence; French Country Cottage; TidyMom; Chic on a Shoestring; Homemaker in Heels; Tip Junkie; C.R.A.F.T.; Mommy by day... Crafter by night; 3 Four and Under; Craftaholics Anonymous; HomestoriesAtoZ; Delightful Order; eighteen25; Days of Chalk and Chocolate


Tonia @ said...

What an cute wreath! I have a Christmas wreath for my door but have never made one for other holidays. I keep meaning to but never get around to it!

Nat said...

Really cute idea! thanks for sharing, great all the decorating options! :) Nat

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

I love this wreath and am bookmarking! I like the Fall Pumpkin love myself! Saw you at chic on a Shoestring where I linked up my upcycled leggings wreath! Wreaths are so fun aren't they?

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

So cute! I love the idea of adding things to it depending on your mood/season! Great Job!

NYCLQ said...

Looks great! Luvin' the pumpkin love details!

xo Lynda

Madison said...

These are great. I love the Fall Pumpkin Love wreath the most, I think, but it's hard to decide! Thanks for sharing. :)

Karen said...

Such a darling wreath! I love the Fall Pumpkin Love:) You did such a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I am a new follower!

Crystal said...

I am so glad I found this tutorial!!! I love the Fall Pumpkin Love and the Country Fall!! They are all gorgeous, though! Thanks so much for stopping by and following me and for linking up your amazing kitchen makeover! If you get a chance, i would love for you to link this up (this weekend or next either one) :) I have a feeling it would definitely be featured ;) FOllowing you back! Have a great day!
Homemaker in Heels

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Thanks everyone! So far I'm thinking the Fall Pumpkin Love is the favorite!! {Jumps for joy} Mine too! :) Have a great holiday weekend! :)

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

Oh my gosh your wreath is darling! I'm pinning this right now! Thanks for sharing!


Miranda said...

So pretty! I love the little pennants on it!

Jen @ lil Mop Top said...

Turned out great! I love that you can switch out some of the embellishments for each holiday too!

Ashley J @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight said...

This is darling! So fun that you can switch out the embellishments! I would love it if you would come link this up to my Ta-Da Tuesday Link Party!!
xoxo, Ashley J

evie @ brown paper packages said...

I like it with the pumpkins! But I'm on a bit of a pumpkin kick right now! Very sweet wreath!!

Created Amiably said...

cute wreath! I love the burlap!!

Jennifer said...

I love the look of this burlap wreath! I am working on my fall wreath (trying to decide what to use as the backdrop). I might borrow this from you! Stopping by from AtoZ, thanks for sharing!
Scissors & Spatulas

Carla in Seattle said...

I love it - it's darling! What would you embelish with for xmas? I really like the first one too - too bad we can't find a tutorial! :)

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Thanks for the sweet comments everyone!! And the suggestions! I put the white pumpkin love on my door with the 'welcome' bunting from the fall pumpkin love wreath! :) Carla -- for Christmas I don't know yet. I have some small ornaments I could pin on there, maybe some poinsettia flowers or just keep it simple with some red berries and a holly leaf or two... :)

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Love this wreath! I did one kind of like that, but I like your version so much better! i am featuring you tomorrow on Craftaholics Anonymous!
happy crafting,

amy said...

I like them ALL, but I vote for "Fall Pumpkin Love." Fantastic! I would love for you to link this up at my door decor challenge...

Anonymous said...

I love this. So much. I am always looking for some crafts that include burlap because I still have plenty left over from my wedding. This gets me really excited! I plan on making this sometime, hopefully soon!! Thanks for posting. I'm now a follower. =)

Kimberly said...

I love this wreath!! So versatile! I especially love the tiny bunting. New follower here! :)

milliemorganmedia said...

Adorable! And can be used for every holiday! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower. I would appreciate it if you followed me back at!

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

It is so cute! I just love burlap things. You did a really nice job on it! Come party with us at my weekly link party!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute my dear! I love the way it turned out - I love burlap and your did a fantastic job with your tutorial. Don't you love seeing your vision come to life!


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