From shirts to pillows to tote bags, ruffles are everywhere! When I saw this Framed Spring Ruffle Wreath on Just Sew Sassy, I knew we had to feature it here. Not only is it ruffled, but it showcases another trend I’m seeing – the framed wreath. Fortunately, Staci and Marina over at Just Sew Sassy kindly agreed to share their tutorial.
To make the Framed Spring Ruffle Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” wreath
Picture frame, new or repurposed
- Spray paint
- Wired ribbon (for hanging wreath)
- Chiffon fabric: 3/4 yd. for wreath; 1/4 yd. for flowers
- Felt, one sheet
- Tools: Straight pins, rotary cutter and mat; sewing machine and thread; low temp glue gun and glue sticks
To make the wreath:
1. Work in a well ventilated area and cover your work surface with newspaper. Following instructions on can, spray paint front and back of frame; let dry and repeat as needed. Frame should dry at least 24 hours before hanging.
2. Fold your fabric in half. Cut chiffon into 2.5 inch wide strips. To cover the 12” wreath, Staci used 8 strips for the wreath, and 2 for the flowers. You can use more or less to get the look you want.
3. Sew a gathering stitch (the longest straight stitch setting on your sewing machine) down the center of the fabric strips. For the flowers, stitch along the edge of the strips.
4. Pull the bobbin thread on one end of your strip, gathering fabric to make a ruffle. Continue, until the entire strip is ruffled. Repeat till all strips are ruffled.
5. Pin one end of a ruffled strip to the back of the wreath form. Wrap the ruffled strip around the wreath, overlapping just slightly.
6. Secure the end with a straight pin, and begin a new ruffle right where you left off.
7. Continue wrapping and pinning until the entire wreath is covered.
8. Make your flowers. Cut a 2-inch circle out of felt. Hand stitch the ruffled strip to the circle beginning in the middle of the circle, turning and stitching in a spiral pattern, working your way to the outside. Turn the end under and stitch into place. Sew or glue a button or other embellishment to the center of the flower. Secure the flowers to the wreath with hot glue. For those who would rather not sew, Staci and Maria also offer a tutorial for making ruffled chiffon flowers using glue.
9. Cut a LONG strip of ribbon and tie the wreath to the top of the frame making a bow. Cut another smaller piece of ribbon, wrap through the frame and use this loop to hang on the door. Don’t worry, the big bow will hide it!
Thanks again, Staci and Marina, for sharing your Framed Spring Ruffle Wreath.
Do you have a wreath on your front door? We’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment below and tell us about the wreath hanging on your front door. Next Friday, we’ll select one name and the winner will receive two wreath rings of STYROFOAM Brand Foam.