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Burlap & Denim Ruffled Patriotic Wreath

You will love the stately beauty that is this DIY Burlap & Denim Ruffled Patriotic Wreath!

burlap and denim ruffled patriotic wreath
I’ve been wanting to make a red, white, and blue wreath for a while and finally decided to make the time for it.

The final version is not what I originally imagined, but it is so much better!

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.

Check it out for a quick visual rundown.

burlap and denim ruffled patriotic wreath supplies
I started with a straw wreath form, some red satin ribbon, and my trusty Beacon’s 3-in-1 adhesive (affiliate link).

burlap and denim ruffled patriotic wreath ribbon wrapping
I wrapped the wreath form with the ribbon because I wasn’t sure how well the burlap would cover the wreath.

Luckily it would not end up being a problem…

Because I ran out of ribbon thus the gap in the above picture.

burlap and denim ruffled patriotic wreath gathering fabric for ruffles
Next step: Gather my fabrics!

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!

cutting fabric for burlap and denim ruffled patriotic wreath
I cut my new red burlap and more of the white burlap into 2″ strips.

Then I hand-stitched crochet thread through the top of each strip to make ruffles.

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.

adhere ruffles to wreath form
I glued the ruffles to the back of the wreath, layering the white and red.


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.

alternating fabrics for ruffles
I repeated the ruffling technique with the denim material and proceeded to wrap the rest of the wreath.

burlap and denim ruffled patriotic wreath
I’m loving all of those ruffles!

But something is missing…

burlap and denim ruffled patriotic wreath button stars
I need some “stars” for my denim so it’s time to break out the button stash!

burlap and denim ruffled patriotic wreath
I glued various sized buttons randomly to the denim ruffles.

burlap and denim ruffled patriotic wreath
Now its complete!

The rustic look is really appealing to me.

I just keep wanting to go stand on my front porch and stare at my new burlap and denim ruffled patriotic wreath!

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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gary

Saturday 30th of March 2019

This is so creative. Loved it :)

Joanna @DIY Project

Monday 9th of July 2018

Beyond cute. Going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing such awesome wreath DIY project.

Jenny

Saturday 26th of May 2018

I love your patriotic summer wreath. I will be featuring it in my Summer Wreaths at Merry Monday on Sunday at 6pm pst. Hope to see you at the party.

Theresa

Friday 25th of May 2018

Thanks for sharing your patriotic wreath at the Inspiration Spotlight party @DearCreatives See you again soon. Pinnned & sharing.

Tracy Albiero

Monday 21st of May 2018

The buttons on the blue really pop! #busymonday

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