Spring is in the air here in Tulsa. The grass is turning green, the trees and flowers are starting to blossom, and the temperature is warming up. So, I thought it was time to get out with the old, and into a new season, with a Spring wreath.
What you will need:
-2 small pieces of burlap
-fabric choice ~1/2 yard
-small amount of batting
First of all, I decided I wanted ruffles for this wreath. I had roughly ½ yard of fabric. I cut the fabric into 2 inch strips. I ended up with a total of 8 strips. Next, I proceeded to lengthen my machine stitch to the longest setting and sewed a straight line down the middle of the strips. This is where the magic begins: Ruffles! Carefully pull the bobbin thread gathering the cloth. When you have achieved the desired ruffle, tie the thread pieces together so the ruffles do not come unraveled.
Now that you have your ruffled strips of fabric, you are ready to wrap them around the Plastifoam wreath. I chose to pin the ruffles in the foam instead of gluing. We all know those things are pricey and I’m going to reuse my wreath for a future project.
For my bird template, I just did a Google search. I printed, and cut out, my desired template. Now trace the bird onto the small pieces of burlap. Cut those out together. Stitch, or sew, the two birds together, leaving a small opening to add the batting for your puffy birdie. After adding the batting, stitch it closed, and add your button on for the eye.
Now we need to hang the bird. I used the raffia to hang the bird from the wreath, with a small stitch to the back of the bird—then a knot (with a pin through it) to attach to the wreath.
To hang the wreath from my door hook, I used burlap ribbon. Have I mentioned I LOVE burlap?! And there you have it friends. My Spring wreath with a little birdie. I love Spring!!