It's the first official day of summer vacation and there was no way I was going to waste my day on extra Zs. A new house means a lot of new projects and no corner, cupboard, or closet will be left untouched during these precious warm months.
Our outside space has been a priority lately and I have really been wanting to bring some life to our entry. With left over scraps from previous projects (and a now unassembled Scrabble set from this project) I created our little welcome wreath!
The wreath is just simply scraps of fabric wrapped around a wreath form. The pennant banner is cut out from fabric scraps too, and glued onto a string of twine. Easy enough, right?
Here's how to do the Ruffles:
I picked up some burlap and cut it into strips about 14 inches long and 4 inches wide. Under the sewing machine it went with the needle headed straight down the middle.
*Be sure to cut your strips longer, because as you fold for the ruffles you will loose length.
Every couple of inches or so I would fold the fabric over itself, from bottom to top, just before it went under the needle. This is what gives it the ruffled look.
And before I knew it, I had a whole pile of these little guys!
Burlap is definiltey not the cleanest material to work with, but I love the texture. I also think it would be fun to use different fabrics to layer these around an entire wreath for full ruffles!
Have a fabulous weekend and be sure to check out the link parties below!