Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Burlap Ruffle Wreaths

I recently had a request for a couple of burlap ruffle wreaths and of course I said no problem at all.  Ha!  I have made burlap wreaths just not the this particular type because for some reason I couldn't make it work the way I saw in several tutorials.  

I went out and gathered all of the necessary materials and probably watched/read 10 different tutorials on how to make them and just could not wrap my head around the concept.  I found one tutorial that said that it was so easy that it could be done in under 30 minutes.

Well, I am a bit picky with the way my wreaths look in the end so I tend to take longer just because that is what I do.

Anyway, after spending almost an entire weekend trying to figure out how to make it work for me......I was finally able to get one completely wrapped.  The problem....she wanted 2 identical wreaths for her double doors.   Yay!  

I was finally able to get them both done to my liking and they actually look pretty good.  I then decided that I would make another one for my mom but with different colors.

So the first photos are the 2 original wreaths that I made.  I also made the bows myself.  I just used a wired chevron print burlap ribbon that I attached to red burlap that I already had in my stash.
(These will be the ones with the letter "F")

My mom's wreath has a beautiful peacock feather ribbon with a robins egg colored burlap that I just happened to have in my stash.

The last couple of photos are follow up wreaths for a few people that saw the first ones I made and just had to have one.  I very rarely, if ever, so no.

I have gotten quicker with the burlap wrapping by still no where near 30 minutes.  

My customer sent me a photo of her wreaths on display.