We just moved across the country this summer from California to Tennessee so I am having a lot of fun setting up our sweet little farmhouse and exploring the area. I am so ready to experience our first real Fall – we don’t exactly get much of a season change in CA.
Today I’ve made up a Ruffles and Burlap Fall Wreath, inspired by the colors of Fall and all these pretty pots of mums I am seeing everywhere. I think I’m going to get some for our front porch!
Isn’t it fun? I paired up some fun fabric ruffles with this super cute lace covered burlap ribbon that I picked up at Walmart. The whole thing is so easy to put together, and since I’m kind of fickle with my decor, I’ve made it so it’s super easy to change up whenever you want!
Won’t it look pretty with some pots of mums around the door?
So let’s get started. Here’s what you’ll need:
Ruffles and Burlap Fall Wreath
- Straw Wreath (mine is 14″)
- Burlap Ribbon – I used 1 1/2 spools
- Fabric for ruffles
- Needle and Thread
- Pearl head pins in different colors
- Gingham ball trim, or something similar
Begin by wrapping the burlap ribbon around the wreath. I left the plastic wrapper on but you can take it off.
Continue until the entire wreath is wrapped. Pin the ends in place on the back, or you can hot glue it.
Measure around the wreath, then double that amount. Cut four pieces of fabric 5″ x that measurement – so about 5″ x 10″ or so. Fold the fabric pieces in half, then sew a running stitch along the top raw edge. Gather up the fabric ruffles so they fit around the bottom of the wreath.
Wrap the ruffles around the bottom section of the wreath as in the picture, leaving a space of about 2 inches between the middle two ruffles. Pin in place. Cut a piece of fabric about 3″ wide and long enough to wrap around the center of the wreath once. Fold the long sides in and wrap this around the middle of the wreath, covering up the raw edges of the two inside ruffles. Pin the piece in place on the back.
Add some decorative touches by placing pins in the burlap.
Mix and match your colors and scatter them around the wreath.
Add a couple of little strands of cute gingham pom pom trim, or something else that looks great with your fabric. Pin it in place in the back of the wreath.
I love that since the pieces to the wreath are all pinned in place, you can easily change it out if you want to update it or just make something else entirely. You can definitely glue everything down though if you want something more permanent.
That’s it! So easy right?!
I hope you give this Ruffles and Burlap Fall Wreath a try! You can find more Fall and Halloween Wreaths here.
Jessica Hill says
Bev, that’s such a smart way to make a pretty bow for a wreath!
Jennifer Paganelli says
You are just soooooooo talented..Thanks for this wonderful Tutorial.
Tai Bender says
Bev, this is really adorable! I love the bow so much! :D
We leave for east TN in 49 days! Cant wait! Enjoy the fall!
Gail Jackson says
I was born and raised in Tennessee and still have family there!!! Hope you enjoy living there!!! I will always be a Tennessee girl!!! Thanks for your blog!!!
(Now in Georgia!)
Pat C. says
So pretty, Bev! I *love* the bow!!!! Only you could have come up with such a clever way to fashion one!! And the pins… too cute for words! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! xoxo
Jess from What Does the Cox Say?` says
I am in love with this wreath! Where did you get the darling fabric you used for the bow? I need it in my life!
Thanks Jess!! I found the fabric at Jo-Ann – it’s from Jennifer Paganelli’s new line! I just love it! :)
Hani Shabbir says
Beautiful wreath.. You are a natural at creating great stuff! Sharing it. :)
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
LOVE!!! That bow is amazing. And I love the extra detail the little pins give the wreath! This would look perfect on your front door. :)
I made one of these for Christmas and blogged it. Thanks for the tutorial!
I’m still having a hard time grasping the bow directions. Yes I’m slow! Love the wreath it’s so versitile.
That’s awesome! And that bow is perfect!
How pretty! I love the bold colors of the bow. It’s a lovely take on fall colors. Pinning.
Melanie Redd says
What a cute wreath, Bev! Love this idea.
I found your post today on 100 Days.
This is such a pretty wreath. I pinned it to my Wreaths board. I love the idea for pinning instead of gluing. I enjoy making new wreaths, especially when I can reuse the wreath forms. Thank you for sharing your tutorial at the #HomeMattersParty this week.
Featured at What to do Weekends Party tonight. Love the wreath. Sweet as anything… best wishes for a wonderful weekend, Linda @Crafts a la mode