Friday, July 1, 2011

Americana Decor - Ruffle Wreath

As much as I LOVED my summer paper wreath I felt like I really needed a slightly more red, white, and blue wreath for my Americana themed front porch.  So I made this little beauty.

I think it ties it all together nicely and like my last wreath it was my favorite price... FREE.  

Do you want to make your own?

When even one of my boys stains a shirt beyond saving or wears holes in the knees of his jeans I throw them into a pile in my craft/laundry room so I can use it for something later.  This is one of those somethings.

To make this wreath I went into my craft room, grabbed a old dollar store wreath I had used for something else, 2 pairs of holey jeans, a few old white tees and a few old red tees.

First since the wreath had Spanish moss hot glued all over it, I cut out strips of white shirt and jeans and wrapped them around the wreath hot gluing them in place.  Probably if you had a new wreath you would only need to wrap around the denim part.

Then I cut out a bunch of strips.

How many you are going to need depended on how big your wreath is.  I cut these strips to 3 X 9.5 inches.  Then I just used a good old needle and thread to gather them up to about 4.5 inched.  I debated using a sewing machine for this, but since I sat on my porch watching my kids play while I was doing this I thought a needle and thread was easier.

For the denim circles I cut the stripes ranging from 1.5 inches wide to 2.5 inches wide and about 10 inches long to about 15 inches long.  Just gather it up like a ruffle and then make it into a circle and sew it closed.  Then I frayed the edges a little.

Then just hot glue it all to the wreath.

I found it worked best to hot glue the ruffles on first.  Start on the outside of the ruffle and then glue down the inside.

I used the bottom of one of the tee shirts for the hanger.

Doesn't it just make you want to watch a parade, eat some apple pie, and light some fireworks.

My inspiration came from this wonderful ruffle wreath here.


  1. This is so darling for the 4th, I love it! This reminds me I need to find my flags for my pots, :)

    Happy 4th!


  2. Adorable! I really wish I had gotten around to making some bunting for my porch. Thanks for the comment and I love your American porch!

  3. I love your wreath!! The denim rosettes are adorable. I *do* want to sit on your porch and eat apple pie as the parade goes by! :)

  4. What a great idea! This turned out awesome

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party that I'd love for you to join in on by adding your link!

  5. I love your wreath! Good job!

  6. WAY. CUTE! It looks just beautiful on your door! I so wish I had one!! Thanks so much for sharing. :)