Monday, September 26, 2011

Shabby Apple {how i love thee}

So if you love Shabby Apple as well, head on over to Adventures in Dressmaking and enter to win this great skirt. Good luck!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wreath Week {number six}

The last wreath tutorial I have for you is a fun one with rosette flowers.

You will need:
Fun fabric of your choice (I chose a stretchy satin that I found in the remnants pile)
Ribbon for hanging
Glue gun

Start out by wrapping your wreath in fabric.

Attach ribbon on wreath for hanging.

Make your rosettes. I made 8 but an odd number will look less symmetrical and add more interest.
(if you need some help rolling the flowers here's a great tutorial rolled fabric flower tutorial)

Lay rosettes on wreath in the order you want and then glue like there's no tomorrow.

This is so simple and fun to look at. Enjoy!

Wreath Week {number five}

Finally the second to last wreath tutorial!
This is a burlap wreath that I probably won't try again. I think I'm allergic to burlap! Who would've thought?

To get started you need 1/2-1 yard burlap
Wreath (I like the twig kind)
Glue gun
Ribbon to hang wreath
Vacuum (for clean-up!)

Start out by cutting a 2-3 inch strip of burlap the longest length of the fabric. Wrap around wreath using glue to secure when you start and finish. You may need a few strips to cover the wreath. Pull tight as you wrap.

Cut strips anywhere from 1-4 inches. For small ruffles do 1-2 inches. Large ruffles like mine were 3-4 inches wide.

Pull one of the strands of burlap in the center and it will ruffle. Don't pull it all the way through or you will loose your ruffle.

Wrap around the wreath securing with glue.

This is the mess that burlap can create. It will fray and depending on the look you want you can fray it more or less. 

Continue wrapping the ruffles until close to the end and add your ribbon.

Finish wrapping all the way around and you are done!

Hang and enjoy.

Tip: If you choose to use smaller ruffles, don't wrap all the way around the wreath. Just pile up the ruffles on the front of the wreath. It will look more whimsical and you won't have the bulk in the back.