Ruffled Muslin Wreath Tutorial

Happy Monday! After a few crazy weeks, it feels so good to finally have a new project to share with y’all. I decided to combine the concepts behind my Ruffled Valentine’s wreath and my Burlap and Lace wreath. So, I ended up with a Ruffled Muslin Wreath!

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I adore how it turned out! It’s perfect for Spring and early Summer. The feminine ruffles combined with the nest, moss and rolled fabric flowers are so fun. This wreath is super *easy* to make, but…the ruffles are time consuming. :)

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Supplies Needed:

  • Straw wreath {or a pool noodle taped together}
  • 2 yards muslin {or other fabric if you so desire}
  • Moss
  • A faux bird nest
  • Fabric scraps for flowers
  • Scissors and a glue gun/glue sticks

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Begin by ripping 3″ strips length-wise {parallel to the selvage} down the muslin. I used about 4 strips to wrap my 18″ straw wreath form. Use hot glue to secure the fabric.

Next, rip 5″ strips the same way until you have six 5″ wide strips. Ridley LOVES helping me rip fabric. :)

Sew the strips end to end to make one very long piece of muslin. Then use a long basting stitch about 1/2″ in from one edge of the long strip for the entire length of the fabric strip. This is your gathering thread and it’s totally fine to use a contrasting thread…mine was gray.

Carefully loosely gather the muslin. Don’t tug or pull on it too hard, or the thread will break and you’ll have to start over. I decided to go from one end to the middle and then from the other end to the middle. Does that make sense?

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There will be strings, strings and more strings, but never fear. After the muslin is gathered loosely, secure one end and begin carefully wrapping the wreath form. Each time you wrap, you have to adjust the ruffle just so to hang over the last one. This is *NOT* hard. It just requires patience. ;)

Spring Wreath

Then, glue on the bird nest. I added a bit of burlap ribbon behind the nest to give it more definition. Then I added some rolled fabric flowers {tutorial here} and moss.

*Note: Because of the layers of the ruffles, you may have to glue down some of the ruffles to make sure your embellishments are secure.

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Pretty!

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That’s all there is to it! My Ruffled Muslin Wreath is hanging on my front door. Love it!

Do you have a Springtime Wreath on your front door?

xoxo

Myra

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Comments

  1. Simply beautiful! Your wreaths are always stunning!
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  2. I need some spring in my life since the weather doesn’t feel like spring! This would at least make it look like spring – it’s so pretty!!
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  3. I am loving the basket with the little eggs.
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  4. This is so pretty, Myra! I love the extra details of the flowers and the bird’s nest!
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  5. This looks beautiful Myra! I absolutely love the little nest and flowers :) So cute.

  6. I was so excited to see your spring wreath today! I’ve loved everyone you’ve made but I have to say I think this one is my favorite!!
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  7. Your wreath is beautiful! So soft and springy!
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  8. I love it! So cute and I love the pop of yellow!! I want to make one now :)
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  9. I really like this wreath! I am pinning this on my craft board! You have such cute ideas.
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  10. It’s beautiful!

  11. This is so pretty! I love it!

  12. Its so adorable Myra!
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  13. I need a new wreath for my door so bad! I LOVE this Myra!

    Thanks for linking up, I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/8-creative-ideas-for-home/

    Happy Easter!
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  14. Wonderful idea….here’s a trade back–Use dental floss for the gathering thread, no more breakage!

  15. Absolutely adorable!
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  16. Lovely Wreath! Simplicity is best! Love it so much! Plus, Recycled Wreath? Smart Move!
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