Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer Flower Wreath Tutorial

I was featured over on The Ribbon Retreat blog again with this fun Summer Wreath Tutorial, and am super excited to be sharing it with you today!! 

I think this wreath is fun, light and PERFECT for summer.

Hi there Ribbon Retreat readers!! It's me Ashley, again, from over at Sweet Mama J's Boutique.

Also, come over and check out my new blog, Project Bazaar.  It's still new, but getting better every week!!

I have been needing a new, fun, vibrant, summer wreath for my door (since mine hasn't been updated since Christmas) and as I was browsing through The Ribbon Retreat's beautiful assortment of fabrics, I found THE PERFECT inspiration for my door!!

I am SO excited to share this with you today!!
Let's gather our supplies and get started!!

Supplies I used:

1 Fat Quarter Bella Solids in White Bleached
1 Fat Quarter Zoe for Studio E in Raspberry Medallion
1 Fat Quarter Zoe for Studio E in Teal Allover
 1 Fat Quarter Zoe for Studio E in Green Allover
3 Yards 1 1/2" Sheer Radiance in Robin Blue
Pearlies 10 mm in Purple
Pearlies 10 mm in Turquoise
1 Foam Wreath Form
Needle and Thread
Hot Glue
Strait Pins

** Use only a low temp glue gun and be very careful when gluing to foam as your foam form may melt**

Cut white fabric into 2" strips.
Pin your first strip to the wreath form and wrap the white snugly around the form.
At the end of the first strip, place a second strip slightly overlapping the end of the first and pin. Try to pin it so the fabric will cover the pin as you wrap around.
Continue in this fashion until your wreath form is covered.

Don't worry if one of your pins is showing in the front, or if the end of your last strip ends up in front because you can cover that with a flower.

Make several flowers.
You may want them all the same, you may want them all different.
I made:

Lollipop Rosette using this tutorial, here at The Ribbon Retreat.

Rolled Rosette using this tutorial here at The Ribbon Retreat.

Simple Fabric Flowers using this tutorial here at The Ribbon Retreat

Fabric Flower Version 2 using this tutorial here at The Ribbon Retreat.
For my fabric flowers I folded my fabric pieces to make room for 6 petals instead of 4, and only did one layer.

Ribbon Rose using this tutorial here at The Ribbon Retreat.
For my ribbon rose, I put my needle and thread down the middle of the ribbon and gathered instead of at the edge.

Arrange flowers to your liking on your wreath form and attach them down.  I used strait pins on the underneath fabric.

Now all your flowers are attached and well secured using your preferred method.

Take your ribbon and make a large loop, leaving plenty of excess ribbon on each end of the loop to form a bow.  Measure how long you would like your loop.  Mine is 15" diameter from top to bottom, 30" total.
At the top of your loop make a square knot.
Tie a bow to your liking on top of your knot.  Trim the ends if desired.
Place your loop behind your wreath, where you would like it, with the bow at the top.
Take the bottom of the loop, wrap it over the wreath and then behind the bow.
Pull tight!

There is an fun, vibrant, summer wreath to welcome all who come to your door!!

Thanks SO MUCH to The Ribbon Retreat for letting me share my new wreath with you!!


  1. Umm, I am in love with this!

  2. Cute variation on the other one we made! More summery!

  3. Very cute. I love all the different flowers! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!



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