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DIY RUFFLE WREATH


I wanted to share with you another project I helped my sister with for her baby’s room! My mom gave her a reclaimed window that she hung up but it was looking a little boring so we thought it needed some sprucing up. We’ve seen lots of ruffle wreaths but decided to make up our own version. It was really only after experimenting that we came up with this. Both of us loved the results and how simple it was to do!

Here’s what you will need if you want to try it…

1) 1 yard of fabric
2) Scissors
3) Hot glue gun
4) Foam wreath
5) Long Pins

We used another strip of fabric, 2 pins, and some tacks to hang it up. It’s actually somewhat reminiscent of the tissue poms, I shared last week! I have one more project I want to share with you before I share the whole nursery! Look for that later this week!!

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nan

I love this wreath~ and the backdrop of the weathered window!

Goodness, this is so pretty and I actually think I might be able to make one!

this is awesome! I will definitely need to try this. I love simple and pretty projects, especially wreaths.

kathryn
http://www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Mac

Hey, Lookin for a few accolades for the person who acquired the window, prepared it for display in the baby’s room and hung it….!!!!

Completely adorable!! I might have to try my hand at this one!

This is so cool! I love the way you displayed the step-by-step process. And then I freaked out when I read NURSERY. Did I miss an announcement somewhere??!!

Oh no, wait….I’m caught up now. ;) Congrats to your sister!!

HAHA Sara – no babies yet for me!! I’ll live vicariously through my sister for the moment ;)

Jenna Bourland

Oh man, I love this. Now I just need a baby’s room to decorate…

Wow – so lovely! Thanks for sharing this!

This is beautiful. What type of fabric is it? It seems to be like an organza. Beautifully done.

Would love to show off your pretty ruffle wreath on my Discovering Beauty post this wed. I will link back to this post if that is ok-

bee blessed
mary

I love this! So simple, and so beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Found you over at DIY Showoff!
Jen
Scissors & SPatulas

Thank you! I’d love to be featured on your Discovering Beauty post! Glad you found my blog!!

Thank you! I’m not too good at identifying fabric…haha. All I know is it had some drape to it and I found it in the clearance section! ;)

Tiffany

Such sweetness. The color, the fluff, perfect.

Sara MacFarland

Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos of your niece. She is absolutely adorable.

I love this!!! So cute and seems so simple! I’m running out to buy a wreath form and some fabric now!! :-) Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for posting this! I’m making two for my wedding to hang on the church doors. I just finished one and looooove the way it turned out. I’ll link you with full credit bc it’s super cute. Thanks again :)

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Amy

I am DYING over this!!! So cute and frilly! I am literally running to the store to get a ring and make one for my little girls room. Thank you for the perky inspiration that I needed.

Myrna

First off, the window is beautiful, great work! Care to share how you did that? Next, the wreath is soo easy, even I might do that. It looks more time-consuming & beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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what size are the little pieces you are folding over?

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I LOVE this wreath and am about to sit down and make this, but Im a little confused on the length of the strips you cut. Did you cut the long length or the short length? Are your strips all a yard long? I’m assuming they are not a yard long?

Hi Amber – glad you are going to try this! I cut the fabric the width of it so yes I am assuming that the strips were around a yard long :) Hope that helps!

Kelly

Any idea how this might turn out if different colors were alternated? I love the pink, but am looking for a sage green and white idea to add to my office door.

Gretchen

what size is that foam wreath?

Colleen

Wondering what size are the pieces you used for the ruffles?

I love the simple, sweetness of this wreath! Thanks so much for sharing this great tutorial!

Ashley

I am also wanting to know the length of the ribbon to make the ruffled. Also, what is the length to cover the wreath? Thanks! I can’t wait to start.

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Very cute wreath!
Is the baby’s name Viola, like the instrument?

Shannon Arnold

Beautiful. I think I may try to make one with some girlfriends. Any estimate of time frame for finishing one?

Love this! Can’t wait to get some free time to try this beauty out!

Samantha

I am also wondering what size foam wreath you used. It looks like it probably was a 12 inch. Or was a 14 in? I just don’t want to run out of fabric.

Nancy B

Can’t wait for your next project. Love your work

Gretchen & Samantha: I think the size of the wreath was 12 inches. Hope that helps!

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Julie

Hi, I’m still a little confused about the length of the strips for the ruffles. Did you use a yard length strip? That just seemed long but maybe it’s not once you start making the ruffle.

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Tumi

I feel like if you wanted people to recreate this wreath, you would have explained it with detail. You just showed the outline of this wreath. And that’s it.

Hi Julie – actually I think the strips were between 18 and 24 inches long – not a whole yard. Sorry about that!

Tumi – I tried to explain it simply – it’s not very hard to recreate :)

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What type of marial did u use for the wreath.

Sara

I love the wreath. What type of material did u use and how long are the strip you use for the ruffles.

kellyhicks

Thank you Sara! I found the fabric in the clearance section and I think it was some type of polyester. The strips are between 18 and 24 inches long.

Diane

Lots of questions, what size wreath? What size did you cut each piece to put on the wreath? okay I read through all the posts and found that the wreath size is 12. However how long is each ribbon I understand the width length but width, and where you cut for each flower form?

Diane

Okay all I need to really know is how long you cut each ruffle? 2-3 inches long?

Audrey

I’m not a big measure precisely kind of person, so I just kind of cut my strips a few inches wide, then folded by yard of fabric twice and cut stips, and divided those by 3. I think they were around 18-24 inches like you said. I used a cotton polka dot fabric and it came out with a different look than yours because of the nature of the fabric. I really like it though! Thanks for the tutorial.

Oh, and since my fabric was heavier, I hot glued each one down and then pinned it for extra stability.

Took me about 30-45 min to complete tops.

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So cute! I’d love to do this for my baby girl’s room. I’m sooo not crafty but with your instructions, I have hope! Pinning… :)

Love it! Just made with some green organza that I had on hand. I used about 40 – 3″ x 8″ strips to make to little ruffles. I folded them back and forth on the table top like you would to make a paper fan as a kid. I stuck a flat head straight pin about 1/2″ from bottom of strip and fanned it out after I stuck it into the wreath. Since I was using up scrap organza that someone had given me I’m only guessing that the amount I used to wrap around the foam wreath was about 4 yards long. I just pinned it and it seems to be fine. My organza is sort of a shimmery Christmas green. So happy with how it turned out. Want to keep it, but it is for a silent auction at my son’s school. Thanks for sharing the idea. I needed something quick and lovely!

Christina

I love your blog and style! Have you tried this using burlap? I’m wondering if the pins would work or maybe a stapler would be better.

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