Monday, August 29, 2011

Ruffle Burlap Wreath

I have been wanting to make a burlap wreath
I had so many ideas 
and I decided to kind of use a little of each and make it my own
First I found a really cool way to do a wreath form 
HERE but it needed a bit of adjusting 

What You will need:

-Foam pipping (found in the plumbing department in Home Depot)
about $1
- Duct tape (Already had it)

you will also need:
-some sort of bendable copper piping or a hanger will work
(free from Father in law's work)
-and ribbon (to tie on the hanger or pipe

What I did:

-Bend the pipe and duct tape the ends together
-Then work around it fluffing it and getting all the kinks out

-Sadly this did not work as well as I hoped 
it would probably work better if you were doing a paper wreath or something very light
But once I hung it up it started bending
-so I took the copper pipe (you could also use a metal hanger) 
and I bent it to fit the wreath
-I put it inside and tied it to the wreath with the ribbon
-Don't worry you can't even tell the copper or ribbon is there
it gets covered up by the burlap

I think it is a really good idea you just have to make sure
you have the right support behind it or do a lighter material on it
But this ended up working perfect for me and 
only cost me $1
which is always nice :)

Now onto the fun wreath
I promise you are gonna love this one
It is fun and could be used for any season 
depending on the color burlap you choose
I wanted this for end of summer
and maybe add a banner for fall

What you will need:

-Burlap (two different colors) 
I used brown and tan
-A glue gun
-or replace glue with pins 
- Thread

What I did:

-First wrap the wreath form with burlap
-the take your copper pipe or hanger and attach it to the middle 
with ribbon on the top, bottom, and two sides

-next you are going to cut strips to make into ruffles

- Cut the strips 45 inches length and about 2 inches wide

-Then you will cut the strip in half 
so you get two out of each 
-You want 13 half strips of each color
so 26 total if you are only doing one color

There are two different ways you can attach the ruffles 
pin them in or glue them
which ever way you prefer
own it :) and don't be afraid

Pin it on Version

-take your burlap strip
-start folding over

-Keep folding and layering it over itself 
(shown in the picture)
-while holding it together in the center as you go

-continue folding and layering until you form a half circle
-Then pin it to the wreath through the middle of the gathered burlap
-continuing to fold and pin each ruffle until you get all the way around 

The Glue version
(this is the way I did it)
I like this better it is more permanent and I just feel like it stays better
through keeping it outside and through storage 
and still keep its perfect form
This is for sure the way I would recommend

-take your burlap strip
-start folding it over itself

-Keep folding and layering it over itself 
(shown in the picture)
while holding it together in the center as you go 

-continue folding and layering until you form a half circle

-Then you are going to take your needle and thread and just do a few good stitches
back and forth securing it with a knot
-So it looks a little something like this

-Then get a big glob of hot glue on it and secure it to the wreath form

-continuing to fold, stitch and glue each ruffle until you get all the way around

-Make sure to over lap them all just a little bit
to get it a good ruffle look and covering the stitch of each ruffle

- then a tied a ribbon on the top to hang it up with

-and viola the perfect and easy ruffle wreath

I actually was able to do this pretty quick
It is much faster to fold and secure with a stitch rather
than stitching and pulling each ruffle 
I promise this technique will save you some time

What do you think? 
I mean what girl doesn't like ruffles and burlap?!

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  1. I adore this wreath Whit! You did a fabulous job! I love the contrasting colors of burlap, super cute!

  2. It turned out so cute. I love this version and how fluffy it looks. Great job!

  3. I always love ruffles! It turned out so cute and it's just the right amount of fall for this time of year. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE this wreath! It is so cute and so unique too! Great job!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  5. Very cute! I'm definitely bookmarking this for later :)

  6. I think it turned out soooo cute!
    Great job!

  7. SO cute!

    My favorite colors as well..

    You can send me one at 915 S... :)


  8. LOVE this! I just finished a wreath using burlap, but I love this so much more! Thanks for sharing <3

  9. That is super cute, and fairly easy too! It looks great on your door. I love it.

  10. Oh I love burlap =) This is too cute. I think it's versatile too you could easily add a couple things to make this christmas-y or fall-y or get it =) or just leave it perfectly as is.

    katy @ redBuddy notes

  11. love the burlap!!! turned out dang cute girl!!

  12. I love it!! I would love for you to link up at "Do Something Crafty Friday":

  13. Love the burlap. Copper isn't cheap here - infact the local metal recyler pays quite good money for electrical cables... might have to swap it for a hanger ;)

  14. Just pinned this on pintrest! LOOOOVEE IT! so cute! and I love the colors you chose for your room! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. This is such a lovely wreath! Perfect for fall and what a great tutorial!
    I'd love it if you linked up to T.G.I.F. ( Thank God I'm Finished) Friday at RummageLiving- going on right now!

    Hope to see you there!


  16. Girl, first the foam wreath center is brilliant!! Then the burlap wreath is just beautiful. You are so talented.

    Also, I love your colors for your bedroom.

    Thank you so much for linking up to Strictly Homemade Tuesday. I hope you will be back this week to share some more amazing ideas!!

  17. this is soooo pretty! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

  18. You are so awesome that I just had to feature you this week at my Hookin Up with HoH par-tay!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button! You deserve it. :D


    Allison @ House of Hepworths

  19. Whit, you are amazing! This wreath is DARLING. I love it. And I can't wait to see how your Anthro bed cover turns out!!! Thanks for always being so supportive of our blog. We love you!
    Camille @

  20. Loved your wreath so much I had to feature it in this post:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. LOVE this wreath!!!! I had already purchased some of the stuff that I would need for me to make a wreath. I just happened to come across your post while I was searching for examples. I had already gotten the pipe foam and tried to make a circle and failed. I added wadded up newspaper to the center. I had already purchased tan burlap, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the idea of the brown and tan. Gonna head back to Hobby Lobby and get some of the brown. Thanks for the idea!!!!

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