Silk Ruffle Wreath Tutorial

Posted on February 12, 2012
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!
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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.
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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…!
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 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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18 Comments

  • Reply Jutta February 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    This is gorgeous! So light and fluffy and yet with so much impact!
    It was also my second try for the macaroons… they tasted a LOT better than the first batch, although they don’t really look like macaroons yet :-). Good luck for your attempt
    Have a lovely evening
    Jutta
    xx

  • Reply Heather McMullin February 14, 2012 at 1:53 am

    So adorable!

    -Heather
    @ http://www.made-famous-by.com

  • Reply Claiming Our Space February 14, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    This is gorgeous! A lot of impact for not a lot of money – my favorite kind of project. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Jenn February 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Very pretty! All of your treats look delicious!

  • Reply Annie February 16, 2012 at 7:10 am

    This is SUPER pretty and such a fun idea 🙂

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Meeha Meeha February 16, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    This looks smashing! I love the delicate silky texture and the golden hues! Thank you for commenting on my happy entry way. Girls love yellow 😀

  • Reply Meeha Meeha February 16, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I mean…. thanks for commenting on my brown paper gift box! (sorry, I am a little sleepy)

  • Reply Cassidy February 17, 2012 at 3:45 am

    wow this is very pretty! LOVE it!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy February 17, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Wow, this looks amazing! I’d love to have you link it up to my party at http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2012/02/anything-goes-linky-party_16.html. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Reply Barb February 23, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    That is pure gorgeousness!

  • Reply Cynthia February 23, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Oh my!! That is one pretty wreath!

  • Reply Kelly at My Colorful Cottage February 23, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    this is really beautiful! I think I have to try this!

  • Reply Judy Bigg February 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Hi, just scrolling through your blog and saw your beautiful wreath. You did a great job on it. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a message.

  • Reply Maria February 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you so much for all your sweet comments! This wreath was one of my favorite projects to do, glad you all liked it!

  • Reply Connie February 28, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Love this! Gonna pin it!

  • Reply Tonia L March 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    What a gorgeous wreath! You need to make a wreath for the new contest I posted about today!

  • Reply Brandi April 25, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Your wreath is gorgeous, Maria. You are very creative! I love all of the projects and recipes on your blog! Thanks so much for stopping by mine.

  • Reply Jamie June 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I love your wreath! It’s so elegant. It looks great with the painted frame too, love that look! Anyway, I would love to try this out. I’m so loving your blog!! ~ Jamie

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