Make a Ruffle Wreath With Boerman Ramblings

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Hey there Honey Bear Lane followers.

I am really excited to be here today.
I was really touched by the post Heidi wrote about 
needing help and feeling overwhelmed.
I know we have all been there but not all of us can ask for help.
I jumped at the opportunity to help a friend out.
Let me tell you a little about me…
I am Chrissy from { Boerman Ramblings }
I am a stay at home mom to 3 little ones….ages 10, 5, and 2!
Thing I love:
beaches. blogging. crafting. DIY projects. Jesus. decorating. craft shows. playing outside. entertaining. baking. family. dancing. laughing until I snort { yes it happens, a little too often }. chocolate
To get to know me a little better head over { here }
Today I want to show you simple little wreath I whipped up last night.
Supplies needed:
fabric ( I used upholstery fabric my husband got for free) you could use burlap, or old sheets, even fabric scraps
scissors
wreath – can be foam, wood, straw -( I found mine at a thrift store for $1.00)
embellishments – fake flowers, book pages, yarn
hot glue gun
Cut your fabric into 1 1/2 to 2 inch strips. I started with about 12 (but i am also using a large bolt, adjust based on fabric and wreath size.
using a generous amount of hot glue start wrapping your wreath with the strips.
gluing down the ends and over lapping to prevent unraveling.
I did add a little glue here and there for some extra security.
wrap the entire wreath making sure to end with the last strip in the back! 
I wanted to add a little bit of “girl” to this wreath
next I cut ruffled the left over 5 strips I had left.
Using a basting stitch, loosely ruffle each strip.
then pulling one thread gather to desired ruffleness (is that even a word)
gluing the end of one ruffle to the back of your wreath start wrapping with your ruffles. I again added glue dots here and there to secure the ruffles…
I did not want to make this wreath too frilly so I chose to only wrap half of the wreath with ruffles

You could be finished here…
I chose to add some embellishments that match my decor.
I just completed this frame
tutorial for this is over at { Momma Go Round }
I have a lot of left over beans and wanted to use them on my wreath. 
I deconstructed a floral stem from hobby lobby
glued the flowers to my wreath
then I used the beans as centers for my flowers…
Thanks for letting me hang out with you today.
Please stop by and visit me at { Boerman Ramblings! }

Thanks so much Chrissy!  That wreath looks awesome! 
{and PS I’m having a blast at Creative Estates…details to come!!}
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Comments

  1. Hi there! I think this wreath idea is darling and was hoping that you might add it to my Easter and Spring Linking Party to share with my readers. If you are interested, you can go here http://bakedbyjoanna.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-linking-party.html to enter. Thanks!

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  1. […] April 8, 2011 by Chrissy@The Pearl Blog · 2 Comments I am also guest posting over at Honey Bear Lane today… see my ruffle wreath tutorial! I am kind of a calendar person.  Not that I […]

  2. […] i shared how to make this wreath a few years ago on the honey bear lanes blog. […]

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