Project Prairie Points Holiday Wreath
Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Level: Beginner
Serge a burlap ribbon wreath to decorate your door this holiday season, but why stop with one make for Christmas, Kwanza, Valentines Day, St. Patrick's day and every other special day of the year. This is the perfect gift for your neighbor, friend or family member!
Set up the Serger for 3-thread Overlock-Rolled Edge.
• Blade up. • Place the needle into the 02 needle slot. • Set the length to .75R • Stitch Selector on D. • Wave Selector set to Overlock. • Use orange serger thread in the upper and lower loopers. • Attach the Beading foot.
Place the edge of the orange burlap under the presser foot.
3. Place the floral wire in the slot on the beading foot, to the right of the needle. Push the wire through to the back of the foot so that you have approximately 2” overhanging.
This will give you something to grab hold of and help to keep the wire in position. Start to serge the burlap. Serge at a medium speed since you will need to guide the fabric and to guide the wire in the slot. Serge approximately 3 yards of ribbon length. Repeat for the opposite side of the ribbon.
Tie the bow and secure with the floral wire.
To cover the straw wreath, follow the next set of steps:
• Cut the 2 yards of burlap into 4” wide strips across the wide of the yardage. This will take several strips. • Cut each of the strips into 4” squares. • Fold the 4” squares in half. • Fold the ends inward to the center of the rectangle to create prairie points. • Pin the first row of prairie points to the inside area around the wreath. Place the T-pins towards the bottom of the folded sections. Once the next prairie point is added it will hide the previous T-pin. Repeat with additional folded sections until the row is complete. • Continue to fold 4” squares into prairie points and pin to the outside edge of the wreath. • To complete the prairie points, pin the third row to the top edge of the wreath until the wreath is covered. • Wrap a section of the orange burlap around the wreath and decorate with any floral sprig. • Pin the bow to the wreath along with any other decoration.
Create a wreath using a Christmas Print then wrap your presents using any remaining ribbon.