Wow! That blog title is a mouthful! But it is what it is… And this is a Burlap & Denim Ruffled Patriotic Wreath!
I have to confess that I woke up at 3 am in the morning for no reason in particular. Could NOT fall back to sleep to save my life. So what’s a girl to do? Run through design scenarios for my next craft project: the patriotic wreath! That’s how the ruffles came to be.
I’ve got a super quick video that shows you all the steps to making this darling wreath.
Because I ran out of ribbon thus the gap in the above picture.
I could have sworn I owned some red burlap. But apparently I imagined that! So I spray painted some white burlap I had on hand, and it worked like a dream. Love it when that works out!
Edit: I get a lot of questions about the length of the strips I cut. All of the fabric I used are remnants so the length varies. This doesn’t really affect the overall project. Once you run out of 1 strip, move on to the next.
Then I started wrapping the ruffles around the wreath. When I would get to the end of a strip of ruffles I would glue on another one. I wrapped about 3/4 of the wreath this way. I think I ended up using 5 strips of red and 6 of white.
The rustic look is really appealing to me. I just keep wanting to go stand on my front porch and stare at it!
So the lesson here is: If you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep, ponder you next craft project. You may just perfect it!
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