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how to make a linen ruffle wreath

how to make a linen ruffle wreath / jones design company
One of the early projects shared on Jones Design Company was this linen ruffle wreath. The original tutorial had a sweet nest with glittered eggs and petite fabric flowers (see the full spring wreath tutorial here), but after a while I grew tired of the embellishments and took them off. What’s left is this classic ruffled linen wreath that adds a layer of neutral texture to the wall or door or wherever it hangs.

how to make a linen ruffle wreath / jones design company
I borrowed the images from the original post to show you the how to make a linen ruffle wreath perfect for decorating your front door or wall this spring.

SUPPLIES: foam wreath / linen (12″ x 72″) / scissors / sewing machine / hot glue gun

STEP ONE: cut strips of linen (2.5″ x 72″)

stack-and-cut-linen
tip: fold your fabric to make cutting strips easier

STEP TWO: wrap one strip of linen around wreath

wrap-linen-strip
hot glue to hold. glue-linen-to-wreath

STEP THREE: prepare ruffles stitch-ruffle
First, with right sides together, stitch two strips together end to end to make one long piece.

Next, with your sewing machine set to the longest stitch, sew alongside one edge (about 1/8″ in).

STEP FOUR: make ruffle pull-thread-to-ruffle
gently pull one thread to gather the fabric.

STEP FIVE: wrap wreath with ruffle wrap-ruffle
run a small bead of hot glue along first edge to hold in place, then wrap and glue to hold.

STEP SIX: finish finish-ruffle
Trim the end of the ruffle and glue cut edge to hold.

Such a simple and inexpensive project (my favorite criteria!) that gives a fun look for spring.

how to make a linen ruffle wreath / jones design company
And, of course, if you are wanting to embellish even more, go ahead an add some fabric flowers, moss, a nest and glittered eggs!

embellished-spring-wreath

(find the original spring wreath tutorial here)

Happy Spring!

10 Responses to how to make a linen ruffle wreath

  1. Joelle March 27, 2015 at 7:27 am #

    Hi Emily! Where did you find the linen? I tried Joann and hobby & they don’t carry it! Does it have a name?

    Thanks

    • emily March 27, 2015 at 9:07 am #

      I cut up a piece of IKEA curtain for this project. There should be linen in the apparel section of your fabric store. Sorry you are having trouble finding it!

  2. Katherines Corner March 24, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    it’s lovely. Pinned to my lets get crafty board. Hugs

  3. Nina March 24, 2015 at 5:13 am #

    Amanda, on Emily’s Daily Photos for today (3/24/15) she has a photo of the fabric. Here’s the link from the photo – https://instagram.com/p/0a8TtYDoKH/

  4. Stacy March 24, 2015 at 5:12 am #

    I did not inherit my mother’s sewing gene…Emily, remember us, the sewing challenged

  5. Amanda March 23, 2015 at 11:47 am #

    Would you mind telling me what the fabrics are on the desk? Thanks!

  6. kelly March 23, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    Love the blue and white fabric in the wreath pic where did you get it?
    thank you!

    • emily March 26, 2015 at 8:28 pm #

      The fabric is from Minted.com’s new line!

  7. Star Johnson March 23, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    Is the background of the wreath wallpaper or stencil?
    Thank you.

    • emily March 23, 2015 at 10:45 am #

      The walls are hand-painted (I call it painted wallpaper). Tutorial found here: https://jonesdesigncompany.com/decorate/painted-wallpaper-a-tutorial/

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