ruffle wreath {a tutorial}

I spent yesterday with my friend Rae while our husbands were doing important things like putting out fires and rescuing kittens from trees {by the way, do you know that fire fighters don’t really do that? Ryan gets slightly annoyed at the mention of it}. Anyway, we let the seven children of ours run wild while we did a little bit of Autumn crafting.  She needed a new fall wreath for her front door and so we created this little beauty:

ruffle wreath

How about a tutorial?

Here’s what you’ll need:

IMG_5648

:: styrofoam wreath

:: burlap

:: scissors

:: needle & thread

:: straight pins {not shown – oops}

:: hot glue gun {also not shown, but definitely necessary}

STEP ONE: cut three long strips of burlap {4” x 70”}

IMG_5649

IMG_5651

STEP TWO: wrap the wreath with one burlap strip

IMG_5656[4]

IMG_5657[4]

secure the start and end with straight pins

IMG_5658[4]

STEP THREE: gather the burlap strips into ruffles

IMG_5652

Because of the loose weave, tie your thread to the fabric to hold in place. Then start stitching.

IMG_5653

IMG_5654

Now pull your thread to gather the burlap

IMG_5655

STEP FOUR: attach the ruffle to the wreath

IMG_5659

attach the first ruffle to the back of the wreath, pinning in to hold with straight pins.

IMG_5660

then add hot glue to secure.

IMG_5664[4]

Flip over and this is your first layer.

IMG_5662

STEP FIVE: attach second ruffle

IMG_5665

Starting from the inside of the wreath, pin down the second layer.

IMG_5666

And you’ll have this:

IMG_5667

We added some seasonal embellishments {a bunched up fabric flower, a satin flower, some feathers, a glitter bird and tag}

IMG_5670[4]

Love it!

IMG_5668

Here is her front door before {wearing a spring wreath}:

IMG_5676

And now:

IMG_5677

IMG_5679

IMG_5681

Perfectly Autumn-ish.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

117 Responses to ruffle wreath {a tutorial}

  1. Anissa September 24, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

    Hi Emily

    Thank you for this great tutorial! I linked it to my last post, I hope you don’t mind? I have been using a lot of your ideas lately so thank you for all the inspiration!

  2. Anissa September 24, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    Hi Emily

    Thank you for this great tutorial! I linked it to my last post, I hope you don’t mind? I have been using a lot of your ideas lately so thank you for all the inspiration!

  3. kimberlyrenee September 24, 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    this is amazing! I just finished making it and i LOVE it! :) thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

  4. Ginnie September 26, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    I just love this wreath and my husband is a firefighter (in OKC) also! It’s funny how people ask about cats in the trees! OR that they have a dalmation and a pole :) Thanks so much for all you wonderful ideas! Blessings!

  5. Megan September 28, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    Thank you for the tutorial – so cute! I made my own version and made sure to link back to you! I was lazy and just pinned mine, instead of heating up the glue gun! Thanks for sharing your always great ideas! Happy Fall!

  6. Heather October 2, 2010 at 10:28 am #

    so cute! what size floral wreath did you use?

  7. Joanna Kay October 3, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    I did this wreath and I LOVE IT!!
    http://joannakay.blogspot.com/2010/10/its-beginning-to-look-lot-like.html
    Thank you so so much for the step-by-step pictures and tutorial. I’m so glad I went for it and tried it. Sooo cute!

  8. Rebekah October 11, 2010 at 7:24 am #

    I really did make one of these the very same day you posted this tutorial! I love it. Thanks for sharing the how-to. http://bekwalesblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/sackcloth-and-stitches.html

  9. Tonya Hurter October 11, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    Oh my gosh! I love this. Going to do it. I almost bought a storemade Walmart wreath yesterday but decided to hold off. I’m so glad!! I can do this and it’s 10,000 times better!

  10. Allie October 11, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    Oh My Word! This is fabulous! I do hope you will come link this up on my Making It With Allie Thursday! It is really beautiful!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

  11. Laura October 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    I LOVE this wreath! I first saw my friend’s… she posted the link to your site. I am no crafty girl, but your tutorials are so simple to follow… used two of your flowers too! http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=566435&id=856885485&l=4756ab2e5a

  12. Merripie November 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    I love it! I had to make one! thank you for the great tutorial!

  13. Gabby November 29, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    My sis in law made one of these for me and I love love love it! You have a very fun lil blog :) It is feeding my addiction. Happy Holidays to you! Oh, I also cracked up at the firefighter comment as I too am married to a FF who does not rescue many kittens. Ha ha ha!

  14. Melissa December 5, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    Thanks so much for the tutorial and idea! I made one and decorated it for Christmas! :)

    http://melissahuie.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-christmas-wreath.html

  15. Diane January 4, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    What an inspiring tutorial! My mind started swirling with all the possibilities. I even liked the wreath before ‘step 5′!!! Christmas is over. I really don’t want to keep my very Christmasy looking wreath up. Now I have inspiration to create something new and fresh yet appropriate for my snowy north east location. Blessings to you!

  16. Chessa January 23, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    SUPER CUTE! I think I might have to make this now (January) for the Fall otherwise I’ll forget! How did you make the flowers?

  17. Jennie Larsen February 16, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your fab. blog. My SIL sent me this link because she was going to make this wreath. I loved it so much I had to make one too. Mine still isn’t 100% like yours but I did my own twist on it. I love it still. Just wanted you to know that I linked you and thank you for this great tutorial and blog. winks- jen

  18. Becky February 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    I LOVE this!!! So adorable.
    Thanks for the great tutorial!

  19. Diane February 28, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    Okay…I just came back for a refresher….hopefully tomorrow I’ll get around to the wreath. But….I did create a very large burlap flower thanks to your inspiration. And I wish I’d read and remembered to tie my thread to the burlap….oh that is such a significant tip!
    Blessings!

  20. Amber daSilva March 16, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    Hi Emily, I have become a great fan of your blog, you have beautiful taste. Thank you for sharing your tutorials, I am working my way through them! Made this wreath, turned out lovely, and would love to add bunched up flower, can you share how to make it?
    Thanks again.

  21. Jessica H April 19, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    AWESOME! I can’t wait to try it out…looks amazing {and simple} Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  22. Larissa April 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    Coming over from Dear Lillie. Great post! I had to comment too because my husband says the same thing about rescuing cats! Apparently people call all the time asking them to rescue cats!

  23. Madison September 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    I just wanted to let you know how beautiful I think this wreath is! Thanks for taking the time to share with us how to make it! I’ll be featuring your project on my blog in a fall roundup this week if you’d like to stop by and check it out! Thanks again for the wonderful idea! :)

  24. Mickey September 19, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!

  25. Elena @ La Petite Vie September 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    So in LOVE with this wreath!!! I have been searching for all kinds of inspiration for a fall wreath for our black front door, this is just perfect! Thanks so much for the fabulous tutorial!

  26. Vanessa September 21, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    Love your wreath. Thank you for sharing.

    Vanessa

  27. Los Johnsons October 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    Thank you for this tutorial. I made one tonight.

    http://gandcjohnson.blogspot.com/

    Mine did not turn out as awesome as yours (I think my wreath form was too big and my stitches were too far apart) but I am still happy with it.

  28. Aimee Steckowski October 23, 2011 at 12:03 am #

    i LOVE following Rae at ARMOMMY… found your tute on pinterest and couldn’t resist checking it out. i am falling in love with burlap and this is one more reason too! thanks for the amazing tute!!

  29. Susan November 12, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    So BEAUTIFUL! This is exactly what I’d been looking for! Thank you for the amazingly clear tutorial.

    Here are mine if you’d like to see how they turned out: http://sosimplysusan.com/2011/11/12/

    I do think I lost some of the effect by going with larger (18″) wreath forms, but I am still very happy with how they turned out.

    Thanks again!!!
    Susan

  30. J House Tawk December 1, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    I LOVE THIS! I can’t wait to make my own!! Thanks for sharing your creation :)
    Jordann

  31. Nicole December 8, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    What did you use as a hanger? How did you attach it?

    Thanks for the tutorial…I’m creating a couple for a Silent Auction for our school. I bought mine big, so I had to double some fabric to get the look. I’ll post pictures as soon as I take them.

  32. Megan Hawthorne August 28, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    I just stumbled across your blog from an amazing pin on Pinterest and am literally sitting in my studio surrounded by said burlap and a styrofoam wreath just waiting for loveliness! I think I’ve found my inspiration, in more ways than 1 actually- I just started my own blog @Pinhappydiy.blogspot and I am greener than green, but looking for blogs that capture the same feel and provide the kind of well formed ” how to” that yours obviously does. So, thank you for the shot of inspiration- I can only hope to create half of what you have going on here one day!

    Wish I could stick around and browse in awe a bit more, but I have a wreath to make! I will be posting my own experiences and finished pictures and will be sure to credit your original idea. (Not that it gets much traffic, but maybe one day! :)

    • emily August 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      Thanks Megan! I’m excited to see what you create.

  33. Mariah September 24, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Funny story…my husband has actually rescued a kitten from a tree on shift before! He gets slightly annoyed when I mention it too, but only because it really happened, haha.
    I just found your site, love it, and love this wreath!

  34. Peggy November 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    Just stopping by to let you know, I featured this project on my fall wreath post here- http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/50-yes-fifty-fall-wreath-ideas-and-inspiration.html. Please grab a featured button from my side bar to use on you blog, if you’d like. :)

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Sarah Bohl Designs » Blog Archive » My Very First Sewing Project! - September 20, 2010

    [...] a long time (one of my absolute favorite blogs).  And then, Emily from Jones Design Company posted this today.  I knew that I could somehow combine the two to make a new fall [...]

  2. a first for everything… « Kimberly Renee - September 25, 2010

    [...] :) haha. i did this tutorial! i think it’s such an adorable burlap wreath. Thanks to Charley for the burlap bag to cut up! [...]

    [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The comment’s server IP (66.135.48.193) doesn’t match the comment’s URL host IP (72.233.69.6) and so is spam.

  3. Front Door Wreath - October 8, 2010

    [...] that this in one of my favorites.  Emily at Jones Design Company is very talented.  She shared a tutorial on her blog last month about how to make the Ruffle Wreath.  I have yet to stop thinking about [...]

  4. Mom4Life Blog » Fall Burlap Wreath - November 8, 2010

    [...]  But when my friend Kira suggested that we do a fall wreath project together and showed me this online tutorial I added it to my list of things to buy.  I am sure you can imagine my surprise when that very [...]

  5. a collaboration | jones design company - November 15, 2010

    [...] through her finished orders, talking about new ideas and collaborating on projects {remember the ruffle wreath?}We each have small businesses creating stationery {among other things} and have decided to merge [...]

  6. becoming crafty: wreath making « sunny side of life - November 19, 2010

    [...] The Ruffle Wreath [...]

  7. Burlap Runner « Imperfectly Polished - January 11, 2011

    [...] Jones Design Company [...]

  8. Showering Baby Maddox: Food and Decor | Jessi makes Things - January 12, 2011

    [...] made it using Emily’s tutorial. A rolled fabric flower and painted letter ‘M’ made cute and simple [...]

  9. valentine goodie bags | jones design company - January 19, 2011

    [...] | add a commentMy friend Rae … she’s amazing. I’ve talked about her on here plenty of times and will continue to showcase her talent because … she’s amazing.Look what she came up with [...]

  10. Front Door Series Pt. 3 « One thing at a Time - March 12, 2011

    [...] girl, Em, displays this wreath made by her fiend [...]

  11. a spring wreath | jones design company - March 21, 2011

    [...] but old as in I’ve known them for a long, long time}.  Both mentioned that they had their burlap wreaths up and that they wanted something a little springier for their front doors.So Lindsay & Erin, [...]

  12. may flowers | home is…what you make it - May 6, 2011

    [...] got my craft on a few weeks ago on a Friday night. I used a wreath that I made last fall (the ruffle wreath tutorial from jones design company) and added…you guessed [...]

  13. New Wreath « rocknrags - May 18, 2011

    [...] So many great, great ideas. I digress. So I had to try. Here is what I made: The tutorial is here. I know you want to make one – how could you not! I will give my few (very few) suggestions [...]

  14. Wreath Obsession « The Frayed Edge - June 9, 2011

    [...] So many great, great ideas. {I digress.} So I had to try. Here is what I made: The tutorial is here. I know you want to make one – how could you not! I will give my few (very few) suggestions [...]

  15. a summer wreath {tutorial} | jones design company - July 6, 2011

    [...] on our front door is one of the easiest ways to celebrate each season. I’ve done a fall wreath {burlap ruffles}, a winter wreath {the nonna wreath} and a spring wreath {linen ruffles} and so it seemed about [...]

  16. 101 Festive Fall Tutorials - August 31, 2011

    [...] Burlap Ruffle Wreath – Jones Design Company [...]

  17. This Week's Faves….. | Constant in Chaos - October 3, 2011

    [...] ruffle wreath {a tutorial} :: by Emily :: jones design company{I have so much burlap, I would love to make this for my front door this fall…plus, it looks easy} [...]

  18. Inspired Creations « - October 9, 2011

    [...] For my doors, my walls, and for gifts.  I saw some of these ideas on Pinterest (the blog is here–this gal is amazing!), and I immediately started craving crafts!  You know when you walk [...]

  19. Thirty Do-It-Yourself Fall / Autumn Wreaths You Can Make Yourself - December 15, 2011

    [...] [...]

  20. DIY Decorating | Fall Into Autumn | Maracay Blog - August 22, 2012

    [...] potatoes, but there’s something about the rough fabric that simply reminds us of fall. This burlap ruffle wreath is really easy to make and only takes a few supplies: fabric, a Styrofoam wreath, simple sewing [...]

  21. Bird Themed Baby Shower | Thoughtfully Simple - October 16, 2012

    [...] Burlap Wreath – click here [...]

  22. 15 Fall Wreath Tutorials & Inspirations | Woman of Many Roles - October 24, 2012

    [...] Natural Grass Wreath 2. Burlap Ruffle Wreath 3. DIY Leaf Wreath 4. Autumn Fabric Wreath 5. Ombre Rosette Wreath 6. Pumpkin Wreath (Photo Only) [...]

  23. Beautiful Burlap | The Benson Street - October 24, 2012

    [...] Ruffle Wreath from Jones Design Company [...]

  24. » Decorating for Fall Melissa Ellens Loft - November 10, 2012

    [...] friend and I recently discovered a tutorial for this wreath on Jones Design Company blog and decided it was a must try project! In the tutorial, she used brown burlap and fabric [...]

  25. Melissa Ellens Loft - November 10, 2012

    [...] friend and I recently discovered a tutorial for this wreath on Jones Design Company blog and decided it was a must try project! In the tutorial, she used brown burlap and fabric [...]

  26. 25 Fabulous Fall Wreaths | Fall Decor - August 29, 2013

    […] Rufle Wreath […]

  27. Housekeeping … - September 2, 2013

    […] I knew I would be making this wreath as soon as I saw the tutorial show up in my inbox. I even convinced several of the girls in my life […]

  28. 5 fabulous wreaths for Fall | My Family Blog - September 4, 2013

    […] 4. Ruffley Burlap Wreath via Jones Design Company […]

  29. Fall wreath with banner | telafante - October 17, 2013

    […]  Tutorial for burlap wreath found here. […]

  30. {Simply} Decorating for Winter | A Simple Haven - January 28, 2014

    […] The grapevine (similar to this one) one took very little time; the burlap beast, inspired by this one, was another […]

Leave a Reply

Hosting provided by WPEngine.