Today I finished making a ruffled burlap wreath that we plan to use as part of the decorations for the golf benefit party that we're working on. It was very easy to make so I'm including the directions on how to make one.
I've seen all sorts of burlap wreaths on Pinterest, but I haven't seen a ruffled one like this. Now this was not an original idea of mine. One of the other gals on our planning committee, Sherry White, showed me a picture of one she had made recently, and I thought it was really pretty. So thanks, Sherry!
I started with a Styrofoam wreath that was wrapped in green plastic.
I removed the green wrapping because I was using white burlap, and I didn't want the dark green to show.
The creamy white burlap came from Hobby Lobby, and I used about 1 ½ yards in making the wreath. I cut a long strip and wrapped it around the Styrofoam wreath. I stapled the ends on the back to secure it.
What makes this wreath pretty is the ruffles. They are easy to make.
I cut some strips about 20 inches long and frayed the edges by pulling out some strings.
To make the ruffle, just pull on a string in the middle of the strip. Pull gently and push the ruffle down the string. But don't pull the string all the way out! Leave a flat area near the end. You won't need the ruffle there because that part will be on the back of the wreath.
Wrap the ruffle around the wreath and staple it to the wreath on the back.
Here's how the ruffles look when attached to the wreath.
This part's all done!
Since we have a lemon theme for our party, I decided to attach some lemons to the wreath. I found these artificial ones that are so realistic looking at where else-Hob Lob!
I had ordered some yellow burlap to use on the wreath and some other projects, and it arrived yesterday.
I knew I was taking a real chance with the color by ordering online, but it was the perfect shade of yellow.
I will definitely order more fabric from this company because I was impressed with its service.
Instead of putting a bow on the wreath, I decided to just wrap the ends of some spring-looking flowers with a rectangle of the yellow burlap. I tied it together with twine and wrapped the twine around the wreath to secure the flowers.
Since the artificial lemons are quite heavy, I decided to attach them with wire. I cut two slits on each lemon and threaded the wire through the slits.
Here they are, all attached, with some lemon-looking leaves that I hot-glued onto the wreath.
You can see the little burlap pouch better in this photo. I tucked a little flower into the twine. The flower is actually yellow jessamine, which is our state flower.
I hung the wreath on the chalkboard in our kitchen, and I really love the way it turned out. Those lemons just remind me of sunshine!