Ruffled Halloween Wreath

Ruffled Halloween Wreath - Pretty ruffles perfect for any holiday! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

This Ruffled Halloween Wreath is one of a kind with beautiful ruffles winding around the wreath. Use any fabric for any holiday. Read more to see how to make one of your own!


Hi there! I am Danielle, from Blissful and Domestic. I am so glad to be here on The Ribbon Retreat again today. In the past I have showed you how to make a Ruffled Table Runner, Gathered Pencil Skirt and Faux Roman Shades.

Today I am sharing a simple tutorial on how to make a Ruffled Halloween Wreath.

~ Ruffled Halloween Wreath ~

Let’s get started…

For fabric, I used one yard of Costume Clubhouse for Riley Blake from The Ribbon Retreat.
Click the link to see the other fun fabrics.

I just love that polka-dot fabric!

I also used a wire wreath form, 1 glitter spider, polka-dot scrapbook paper, wooden letters, and a scrap of burlap.

Most of these items I found in my craft stash.

Ruffled Halloween Wreath - Ruffles! Cute for any holiday. {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I took my one yard of fabric and folded it in half. Then I folded it in half again, lengthwise (see picture above). Once I had my fabric folded, I cut down my fabric vertically. This created 3 different piles of fabric strips. My strip piles on the ends had folds in them. I cut down the folds, so all of my strips were separated. Don’t worry if your cuts are not straight. You won’t be able to tell once the wreath is finished.

Ruffled Halloween Wreath - Ruffles! Cute for any holiday. {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Once your wreath is covered, you can start working on your ruffles.

Ruffled Halloween Wreath - Ruffles! Cute for any holiday. {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

You can use a ruffle foot or a basic running stitch. I used a running stitch. I just put my sewing machine on its widest basic stitch. Remember not to back stitch, when doing a running stitch. I used the rest of my strips for my ruffle. When I was coming to the end of a strip, I would overlap my next one (see picture above). This creates one continuous strip of fabric. Once you have finished your running stitch, pull your thread to create a ruffle.

Now you can begin to wrap your wreath. Either glue your ruffle in place or use pins.

Ruffled Halloween Wreath - Ruffles! Cute for any holiday. {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Then I created my burlap ruffle by doing a basic stitch. I folded over my burlap as I went. This is the easiest way to get a ruffled burlap appearance. You could also swap out the burlap for any other festive Riley Blake Fabric. There are many to choose from.

Ruffled Halloween Wreath - Ruffles! Cute for any holiday. {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Next I added my wooden letters and spiders.

Ruffled Halloween Wreath - Ruffles! Cute for any holiday. {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Ruffled Halloween Wreath - Ruffles! Cute for any holiday. {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I traced my letters and cut them out. I used Elmer’s Glue to attach my scrapbook paper to my letters. Next, I used hot glued to attach my letters and spider.

Cut off any extra thread from your ruffle and then you’re done.

Now hang that wreath and enjoy!

Ruffled Halloween Wreath - Ruffles! Cute for any holiday. {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Ruffled Halloween Wreath - Ruffles! Cute for any holiday. {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Thanks so much for having me and letting me share a simple tutorial with you today.

Blissful and Domestic


Thank you Danielle for showing us this adorable Ruffled Halloween Wreath! I love ruffles and this wreath is so easy that I think I will make one for Thanksgiving or Christmas! You can change up the fabric and use it for any season.

Check out The Ribbon Retreat’s awesome selection of high quality fabric that is so beautiful and fun.

Over at Blissful and Domestic, Danielle loves to share how her family lives on $14,000 a year, how they meal plan, and cut their groceries in half. She also loves to share crafty/sewing tutorials, home-school activities, and recipes. Be sure to stop by and say hi and see everything she has!

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5 Comments

  1. Posted October 8, 2012 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    So cute and that fabric is adorable!!

  2. Melinda shay
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    Love this idea, am going to make it this weekend!

  3. Monica
    Posted October 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Love this. It would be perfect for my front door.

  4. Posted October 2, 2013 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    This is such a great tutorial on how to make wreaths. I love the design of this one, and it can so easily be changed up with the use of different fabrics.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 2, 2013 at 8:59 am | Permalink

      Hi Catherine! Yay! You are so right about this being the perfect wreath for any holiday or occasion with a slight change in fabric. Thank you so much Catherine! Have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

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