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DIY Ruffles and Yarn Fall Wreath Tutorial

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I saw a wreath similar to this on Etsy a while ago and when I went to look at it again, it had been sold! I loved how simple it was and I decided to make my own. And you can make one too!
 Here is what you need:
-Skein of yarn (mine was 165 yards long and I used almost all of it)
-Foam wreath form (mine was a 14″ wreath from Hobby Lobby)
-1/2 yard of felt
-Scissors
-Needle and thread
-Hot glue
 The first thing that you will want to do is wrap your wreath. I just put a little dot of hot glue on the back, glued the end of the yarn down, and just started wrapping. It took about 30 minutes (I went around the whole wreath twice). I used another little dot of hot glue to hold the end down when I was finished.
 Next, cut your felt. I had three strips of felt: 6″x 24″, 4.5″x 24″, and 2.5″ x 24″. If you want smaller or larger ruffles, adjust the width accordingly. Lay the three strips on top of each other (the largest one on the bottom) and using your needle and thread, sew a simple running stitch down the middle.
 As you sew, cinch your material so that it is ruffled (it is much easier to do this as you go instead of at the end because the felt is so thick and the thread that I used wasn’t strong enough . . . I suggest using the thickest thread you can find!).
 Keep sewing and cinching as you go . . . it doesn’t really matter if the ends aren’t ruffled- but make sure that the middle is ruffled.
 When you reach the end of the felt, cinch it as tight/ruffly as you want and tie a knot so that it will stay in place.
 Now all that you have to do is wrap your ruffle around the wreath where you want it and glue it in place! I went crazy with the glue so that ruffle isn’t going anywhere!
The other great thing about this wreath- it’s super durable! Bring on the crazy fall weather!
If you have any questions, let me know!

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Comments

  1. says

    So cheery and welcoming! (Which is guess is kind of the point of a wreath, isn’t it?) Wreathes do seem to be more of a trend in the US… I rarely see them in Austraila (except at Christmas). I like them. :)

  2. says

    Hi Anonymous! I just made a little “loop” out of yarn and glued it to the back of my wreath so I could hang it on my wreath hanger. Nothing too fancy! :)

  3. says

    Thank you so much for the tutorial! I made this today and love how it turned out. If you’d like to see the finished product, you can find it here:

    forheartandhealth.blogspot.ca/2012/09/autumn-yarn-wreath.html

    Thanks again!

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