Muslin and natural fabrics are a favorite of mine. Burlap, canvas and muslin all have such great textures. After a visit to the Old Lucketts Store Spring Market, I was inspired to make a shabby chic wreath using washed muslin. It was super easy, and fun to make. Love that I can put it on my front door (which gets A LOT of sun) without worrying about fading.
Want to make your own? It’s really quite easy. I wrote up this Shabby Chic Wreath Tutorial to explain the steps – please feel free to Pin or share this tutorial on your blog, etc.
- 16 inch wire wreath form, like this one.
- 3 – 4yards of unbleached cotton muslin, the more natural the better. I like a type called Osnaburg – you can see the little flecks of cotton seed in it.
- Burlap ribbon for bow
- Machine wash and dry the fabric. This removes any sizing, and created a nice crinkly texture.
- Cut (or tear) the fabric into strips approximately 1.5 inches wide – no need to measure, just eyeball it.
- Cut strips into 7 inch sections (again, no measuring, this is shabby chic!)
- Tie the raggedy fabric all around the wreath, a section at a time. Just one overhand tie – no double knot needed. Fluff it as you go to see if you like how it looks. You don’t have to really over-fill it. The fabric fluffs up quite a bit, and easily covers the wire wreath base.
- Add a burlap bow, and a cotton tie for hanging.
Please let me know if you use this idea – I’d love to see how your wreath turns out!