Ruffled Gingham Fall Wreath{Imperfectly Polished}

Hi everyone! I’m so glad to be back here at the CSI Project! I’m Jessie and I blog over at Imperfectly Polished where I share DIY projects big and small. Wreaths are one of my favorite ways to decorate the outside of our home because they are fun to make, usually inexpensive, and add color and a seasonal touch to the entrance. This fall, I decided to create something a little bit country with a touch of fall for our front door.

Here is what you will need to make one

  • wreath form {mine is a 12″ wreath from the Dollar Tree}
  • 1/2 yard gingham fabric
  • hot glue gun
  • fall branches, etc. for embellishing

My sister-in-law and I made a similar wreath to this a few years ago based on this tutorial and it is still one of my favorites for Christmas. First, I cut my fabric into about 2″ strips as long as the width of my fabric.

Then I grabbed my wreath form and started gluing. You only have to glue the beginning of the strip and the end and just keep wrapping the fabric.

Once I got the whole form wrapped, I still had a long strip left so I continued to wrap it around and folded the end of it in half to create the loop it will hang from.

Then I wrapped the bottom edge back around and glued it in place.

Then the form was wrapped and ready for ruffles.

Use the same width strips to create the ruffles. I started on the top where my loop was. Glue one edge and then start bunching, gluing, bunching, gluing, bunching, and gluing:)

I started on the top and wrapped around and then moved toward the front to cover the entire wreath.

Once it was covered, I was ready to embellish.

I just grabbed a little bunch of fall leaves/branches from the Dollar Tree and hot glued them to the wreath and hung it up!



This wreath cost around $3 and took about 1/2 an hour to make and I love it.

What fall projects have you created? Anyone else love gingham? Make sure to stop by Imperfectly Polished and check out some other fall projects!


I am a craft lovin', Diet coke drinkin' kind of girl! I love glitter and anything leopard print. My passions are crafting, fitness and living a healthy lifestyle and of course my family. The CSI Project believes in the mission to Create, Share and Inspire. When you create and share, you are sure to inspire! Hope you come away from The CSI Project inspired and come back anytime!!!

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