Ruffled Muslin Wreath Tutorial

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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!

spring wreath

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

spring wreath

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?

spring wreath

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.

spring wreath


spring wreath

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?



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

  2. Just discovered your blog through Country Woman magazine. (Somebody just donated it to my local library!!)
    In reviewing your remodeling posts and some of your history, I presume your shiplap is authentic. If so, did you use a backer behind it?
    We are starting on a major remodeling project of our 1904 home and need to replace some of the older board walls that have water damage. We want to try to blend the present walls (ours are tongue and groove, not shiplap) with the new.
    Thank you.

  3. I love this wreath! I am going to make mine using an old drop cloth for the ruffles and I’ll add a “hanger ribbon” to match the flowers which will go with my aqua/teal decor. Love the bird eggs! Thank you for sharing the ruffles and how to make them.

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