Saturday, February 7, 2015

St Patrick's Day Green Burlap Ruffle Wreath with Gold Shamrock

St Patrick's Day Green Burlap Ruffle Wreath

The latest addition to my Burlap Ruffle Wreath Collection. This wreath is a little time consuming and messy but fun to make and always looks amazing.

The base of this wreath is a 14" styrofoam wreath form. I wrapped the entire wreath with a pale yellow yarn just because I didn't want any of the white wreath to show even on the back of the wreath.

I had about a yard of left over green burlap from a previous project so I traced and then cut out about 180 circles that were attached to the wreath with a little tacky glue and a straight pin. This is what gives the ruffled look to the wreath.

This is raw burlap that is not treated so there will be some "shedding" of small bits of burlap. This is normal with this type of wreath. The actual pieces of burlap are secured really well to the form so those should be just fine.

For the shamrock, I was originally going to just use tan burlap but it just didn't stand out enough for me. So I attached to burlap shamrock to a piece of light tan felt for stability and then added a nice fine gold glitter. I also coated the shamrock with clear acrylic sealer so the glitter will stay in place and not get all over the place....even though that isn't a problem for me! 






 
 

3 comments:

  1. These are beautiful wreaths ! What size circle did you use to make the ruffles ?

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    1. Thank you very much. I cut 3" circles. I tried smaller and larger bit didn't get my desired look. So I stuck with 3. A little time consuming cutting but well worth it in the end.

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    2. Thank you very much. I cut 3" circles. I tried smaller and larger bit didn't get my desired look. So I stuck with 3. A little time consuming cutting but well worth it in the end.

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