Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday-Red White and Blue Ruffle Wreath


 Oh my goodness....I was featured AGAIN!!!! This has by far surpassed my greatest expectations as a newbie blogger. Yippie!!!

On to this week's tutorial....in honor of the 4th of July {seems to be the theme this week since I'm preparing for our party}I thought I would share my rendition of the Red, White, and Blue Ruffle Wreath. I have seen these all over Pinterest, but came up with my own method...which I'm sure is close to theirs! Super easy and super cheap! Seriously, I think it cost me $6 to make, if that.

Materials Needed:

1. Foam Wreath Form (found at any craft store)
2. Straight Pins
3. Felt in Red, White, and Blue (depending on how big you want your wreath to be. Mine is a 10" wreath and I used 4 white, 3 red and 2 blue. Basically one felt sheet for each section of color)
4. Scissors
5. Stars (I just used some star stickers that I had laying around. I've seen wood starts, paper stars, ect. Be creative)



Cut your squares roughly into 2x2 squares. They don't have to be perfect, but it's easier to make the folds with a square rather than a rectangle.

Fold your square diagonally once, then again.


Stick your pin through the point of the folded piece of felt, and pin it to your wreath form. You don't have to "fluff" yet. You can do that here in a couple of steps.


For your first couple of pieces, pin your points together to make a square of sorts. This kind of gives you a guide so you don't have scattered felt pieces pinned all over. {which will end up happening anyways, unless you can come up with a better method}


Pin the rest of your felt pieces around the first "square." Pin them close so you can't see the green wreath underneath. You can wrap your wreath form in extra pieces of felt if you would like, but if you pin them close enough you shouldn't have a problem. Also, make sure you are flaring out the bottom of the bottom of the stripes towards where the are going to meet the wall/door. This will help keep the stripes looking even. You should see what I mean when you get to that point.


 This picture is serving two purposes...one to show you the connection between colors, and secondly to show you the difference between the "fluffed" and the "unfluffed." The white section is fluffed and the red is not! You have to play with it some to get it the right "fluff consistency" you like. You can also add or take away the pieces if you prefer more or less fluffiness.

Add your stars. Since mine were stickers, it was pretty easy. Like I said, be creative...I might change the stars up eventually, but since I had the stickers around, they were easy and didnt cost me anything.  

TaDa...very patriotic! I am so thankful for all the people who have served, are currently serving, and have sacrificed their lives for our country and our freedom! Why not show it but decorating with Red, White, and Blue!


If you have any questions about this tutorial, please feel free to e-mail me...daniellecov36{at}aol{dot}com.

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10 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this... how long did it take you??

    PS. I'm your newest follower!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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    1. Hi Sara...it took me about 2 hours from start to finish. The longest part is cutting out the squares. Once thats done its easy from there! It's very simple and easy!!! :)

      I'm headed over to follow back!

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  2. I was going to ask if this took you forever! I made a topiary with cupcake liners using a similar technique and it took sooo long!

    super cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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    1. nope...not long at all!! it was actually too easy! :)

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  3. This is super cute, but looks like a lot of work! Nice job though! Excited to follow along and what other projects you have up your sleeve! :)

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    1. Hey Kate! Thanks for stopping by. It was VERY easy...not a lot of work at all!!!

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  4. Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the hop and added myself to your followers! Also I’d love to have you check out a fabulous OSCAR DE LA RENTA giveaway I’m having right now!!
    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!
    Xo, Emily

    http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/06/oscar-de-la-renta-giveaway.html

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    1. Thanks for joining!!!! I'll head over to check it out!

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  5. I LOVE this wreath! I'm definitely going to have to copy it, great tutorial. :)

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    1. Absolutely...thats why its here! I would love to see pictures if you do!! :) Thanks for coming by!

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