You will love the stately beauty that is this DIY Beautiful Burlap & Denim Ruffled Patriotic Wreath!
The final version is not what I originally imagined, but it is so much better!
In fact, I think this Beautiful Burlap & Denim Ruffled Patriotic Wreath is my favorite wreath to date!
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.
Beautiful Burlap & Denim Ruffled Patriotic Wreath Video
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.
Then check out the full tutorial as you scroll down.
I started with a straw wreath form, some red satin ribbon, and my trusty Beacon’s 3-in-1 adhesive (affiliate link).
Luckily it would not end up being a problem…
Because I ran out of ribbon thus the gap in the above picture.
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.
It is still perfectly flexible and feels like burlap.
Love it when that works out!
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.
Crochet thread is thicker and manipulates the burlap better than regular embroidery thread would.
Burlap & Denim Ruffled Patriotic Wreath NOTE:
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.
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.
But something is missing on that denim area…
I need some “stars” for my denim.
Buttons seemed like the perfect accessories to be stars AND I have a lot of them.
So it’s time to break out the button stash!
I love the eclectic assortment of buttons!
The rustic look is really appealing to me.
And you cannot even tell the red burlap is spray painted.
I just keep wanting to go stand on my front porch and stare at my new beautiful burlap & 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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This post was originally shared June, 2018.