I had left over burlap from the runner I made and also bought some light brown burlap when I bought the other stuff, so I thought this would be the perfect time to use it!
-needle and thread
I started by cutting the burlap into strips. Then hot glued one end to the wreath form and began to wrap.
I wrapped the burlap around slightly overlapping it as I went.
Once I wrapped the burlap in the brown, I cut a thinner strip of the the lighter burlap and then wrap that one around. I also used this one to hang my wreath.
How to make the ribbon medallions:
Using your yard stick, measure out a yard of ribbon and cut.
Then take your ruler, and mark in 1/2in from the end.
Then from that mark, mark every inch all the way down the ribbon.
I didn’t show it for this example medallion but before you begin to sew, take a lighter to both edges of the ribbon. This will seal the ribbon and stop it from fraying.
Thread your needle.
Begin by pushing the needle through the ribbon from front (the side with the marks) to back.
Continue weaving the needle along the ribbon.
Your thread should weave from front to back, then back to front and so on.
Pull your thread tight to ruffle the ribbon.
Gather the ribbon and lay it flat on a hard surface.
Knot your thread so it holds the ruffles in place.
Let go and it should form the beginning of the medallion.
You will now have to sew your two ends together.
Just separate the ruffles sew through the dots.
Once you weaved your thread back and forth a couple times, knot your thread.
Cut off excess.
Now, push down the center of the ribbon.
All of the outer edges should aim in the same direction.
Arrange the ruffles until you are satisfied with the way they overlap.
On the back side, cut out a circle with your felt and hot glue it to hold the ruffles in place.
Next, flip it over and glue a decorative button onto the front.
I created quite a bit in different Christmas colors.
I then just arranged them how I wanted them on my wreath and glued them down.
Perfect holiday wreath!
It fits perfectly on my shutter.
If you make something similar to my wreath, I would love to see it!
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