Apr 16, 2012

Muslin Rag Wreath


Muslin is one of my favorite materials. And because I use it a lot, I have a lot of scraps.  I took this Christmas wreath that I used in a vignette on my porch over the holidays (actually it was out until March...but that's besides the point.)

I unwound all the fake greenery tinsel and was left with a plastic frame to which I tied on pieces of muslin.  I mixed in a few light coloured prints, too, that were quilting scraps. 


It was a little time consuming, but I have lots of patience.

I added some burlap flowers to embellish it.  The white flower I had on hand already,  but it was purchased from the dollar store. 



I had fun making this script ribbon out of torn muslin.  In fact, I had so much fun making it and liked how it turned out so much, that I decided to add it to my Etsy shop. 


It's now hanging on my front door, and I love it!


I have two small tables that I finished over the weekend to share soon... I'm just waiting for a sunny morning to take the pictures! 

I picked up an oval coffee table today, and have already started on it... and I have a couple chairs to tackle soon, too.  My husband has been on my case to clean out our shed!

This wreath is now available in my etsy shop here!

 
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29 comments:

  1. Please come link this up at my linky party, going on right now! This wreath is shabby and wonderful!!
    ♥Linsey @ Farmhouse Porch

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  2. Well look at you Clever Connie! This turned out adorable...really!
    M.L.

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  3. I'm pinning this lovely wreath! The 'script' bow is the perfect addition to it. ~ Maureen

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  4. Love your wreath--I have a wreath form just waiting for me to do this to it. You are inspiring me!

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  5. It turned out lovely! I love the burlap and muslin combined!

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  6. This is super cute! The ribbon is adorable. I may have to copy you! LOL

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  7. Very pretty! Looks great!

    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

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  8. I love working with muslin, too I followed over from Scrappy Happy where I posted torn muslin ribbons. I am your newest follower on Linky. Actually after reading your profile, I have been tearing fabric since before you were born!

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  9. Love the wreath! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. What a beautiful wreath!!! I adore the script ribbon especially!
    Shannon
    (www.akadesign.ca)

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  11. So lovely! The wreath is beautiful :)
    Visiting from Air Your Laundry
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  12. Hi Cynthia! I love this muslin wreath idea. At first I thought it was a coffee filter wreath..kind of the same creamy ruffly look. Ihave been thinking about making one. Now I have a new idea!

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  13. How beautiful! And it really does look easy. Love how full it is and the roses are the perfect touch!

    Shared on FJI Facebook for SNS 130. :)

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    Donna

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  14. Elegant and simple project. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Your wreath is so pretty, I love the ribbon you made to go on it, and the burlap flowers.
    gail

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  16. Your wreath is GORGEOUS! and I love the clever little burlap nest roses... Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this with us!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  17. These are adorable. What caught my eye was the burlap flowers. So simple and so beautiful.

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  18. perfect, just perfect! I adore this wreath! Thank you for the inspiration I HAVE to make one!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  19. This is one of the prettiest wreaths I have ever seen. I love it!

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  20. What a beautiful wreath!! What is the approx. measurement of your muslin strips? Thank you for the inspiration and directions. LOVE it!!

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  21. Love your rag wreath and your Blog!! Beverly Tea Cottage Pretties

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  22. This is a great wreath! Right up my alley in taste. Totally love it! And the script ribbon is great.

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  23. what is the measurements of the muslim strips you used to make the wreath? I love it!!!

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  24. Just wonderful what you have done to the furniture & the wreath is lovely, I hope to make one this winter after the flowers are put to bed

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  25. This Muslin Rag looks gorgeous. Christmas is coming our way and I think this is one of the day that everybody is waiting for. Thank you for sharing this lovely blog.

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  26. That is just gorgeous! I love what you did with it! Do you know how much muslin it took to complete? I love exactly how fluffy it is... How long did you cut your strips? Any more info would be great. I totally would love to try this, and I'm not all that crafty, so exact measurements/instructions would be great. lol! Thanks!

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    1. i'd like to know that same things.

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  27. I love your rag wreath. I made one for myself and it is just gorgeous. Now my daughter and daughter-in-law want me to make one for them. Have been tearing muslin all afternoon. Good therapy...lol.

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