Next up on the roster of tutorials from our ombre inspiration shoot shot by Stephanie Yonce is this oh-so-sweet ruffled wreath. Honey of Honeydew Events LLC used an organza-like fabric, but any fabric and color would work wonderfully!
To make two ruffled wreaths inspired by this project, you will need:
-2 14″ floral Styrofoam forms
-strait pins with small or flat heads
-about 2 yards of fabric. We used an organza-like fabric, but it did ravel a lot!
-ribbon for hanging
-glue gun and glue sticks
-(learned afterwards to use hairspray as well- as explained)
1. Fold your fabric in half, and place on a cutting mat. Using a rotary blade, cut the fabric into strips about 1.5-2 inches wide. Cut all of your fabric.
2. Take one form, and wrap the wreath evenly with the fabric strips. Secure the ends with hot glue. Repeat on the other form.
3. I used 60″ wide fabric. This was too long for the ruffles I needed. I cut each of the strips into 3 equal parts. Make a pile of pre-cut strips.
4. Take a strip, and accordion-fold the fabric on itself. Pinch the bottom of the folded piece, and insert a pin there. When you let go of the rest of the folded piece, it will fan out to make a ruffle! Pin this into the middle of the form. Work from this point. The next ruffle you make is going to lay on top of the first ruffle, not behind it.
5. Do this all the way around the form, using 1 pin per ruffle. Once you get to the last few ruffles, you will have to space them out so the spacing looks good.
6. I did glue the ends of each ruffles down, to make the ruffles more stable. This is optional.
7. I did learn after this project that this fabric ravels a LOT. To prevent this, give your wreath ruffles a few coats of non-sticky hairspray THEN trim the hanging pieces off!
Top images by Stephanie Yonce.