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You guys, I have such a cute project for you today! I’m working with our Welcome farmhouse wreath rail and showing you how to dress it up and make it beautiful!
I love crafting for the holiday seasons, it’s a lot of fun and gets me all geared up for the next fun celebration. Having said that, though, there is something so relaxing about making everyday door decor. In the video below, I show you how to make a Welcome farmhouse wreath rail that is the perfect year round decoration for your entryway.
I say it’s relaxing because there isn’t anything else that I’m prepping for when making everyday designs. No Christmas lists in the back of my head or packing list for a 4th of July getaway. Just me and my ribbon! There is definitely something to be said for the routine of the everyday, as well as crafting for it.
Welcome Farmhouse Wreath Rail
I don’t know about you guys but I love the farmhouse style. This is a decor trend that has already been around for awhile but doesn’t seem to be losing steam. It’s easy to see why too! It’s warm, cozy, and inviting but also streamlined and practical. I think that the reason it appeals to so many is that it has enough variations to suit different likes and styles. Whether it’s traditional, rustic, chic, or french, they are all farmhouse and all beautiful.
One of the common threads of all farmhouse decor seems to be the white, black, and neutral colors. Some people choose to forgo the black, others incorporate reds and yellows. But those whites and neutrals are almost always present. Since this Welcome wreath rail is printed in black and white, I decided to go that route with my ribbons and mesh.
I also incorporated burlap which is another popular feature with farmhouse decor. It brings in the neutral color and some great texture. Besides, burlap just screams farm which makes it the perfect addition to this design. I didn’t add any other colors to my wreath rail but you absolutely can! If you are making this for yourself just choose the shades you like best. If you are making this to list in your shop, I would suggest making a few different versions and listing them separately. You can use the same base of mesh but just swap out different tails and bows. One rail can equal several listings for your shop!
Welcome Farmhouse Wreath Rail Supply List
Printed Welcome farmhouse wreath rail
2- 10” mesh (white and black and white striped)
5.5” burlap mesh
2- 1.5” ribbons (in black and white combos)
2.5” ribbon (burlap and sheer black)
Step by Step Instructions
Start by attaching 7 pipe cleaners evenly around the center rail of the wreath rail.
Cut 4- 20” strips of the black and white mesh and 3- 20” strips of the white mesh.
Use the black and white to make one ruffle for every other twist tie. To do this, roll up the edges a little bit and then scrunch it up the center. Add the center part of the ruffle to the ties. Then go back in with the white mesh and make ruffles to fill in your remaining ties.
Then cut 4- 10” strips of the 5.5” burlap. Scrunch the center to make a bow tie and add the center of the bow tie on top of the black and white ruffles using the twist tie to secure it in place.
Next cut 7- 14” ribbon tails of the burlap ribbon. Alternate using one 1.5” on top of the 2.5” and then the other. Fold the tails in half and pinch the center together. Attach the center pinch to a twist tie on the wreath frame. Repeat with the remaining ribbon tails and twist ties. Spread out your center tails in Xs and then Ks at both ends.
Next cut 7 14” ribbon tails of the burlap ribbon. Alternate using one 1.5” on top of the 2.5” and then the other. Fold the tails in half and pinch the center together. Attach the center pinch to a twist tie on the wreath frame. Repeat with the remaining ribbon tails and twist ties. Spread out your center tails in Xs and then Ks at both ends.
Now cut your jute string into 6- 26” strips and loop them up (going half, half, and half again) to make a bow tie, add the center of the bow tie to one of the twist ties. Repeat with remaining string and ties. Then curl up the remaining ends of your pipe cleaners or trim them off.
Next we make a bow! Get out your EZ Bow Maker and your ribbons. Start with a 2.5” ribbon, measure a 10” tail, twist the ribbon and then add it to the bowmaker. Then make a 6” loop, twist, add it to the bowmaker. Make another loop on the other side then trim after a 10” tail.
Use another 2.5” ribbon to repeat the same process making four loops this time and your loops a little smaller this time.
Then use a 1.5” ribbon to make 4 loops using the same process and then again with another 1.5” ribbon.
For the final layer of the bow use another 1.5” ribbon to make two smaller loops.
Take two pipe cleaners and twist the ends together to make one long pipe cleaner. Remove your bow from the bow maker and use the long pipe cleaner to secure the center of the bow twisting it off at the back.
Use the pipe cleaners on the bow to push through the mesh and attach the bow to the wreath rail.
Finally, trim the ends of the tails on your bow in angle or dovetail cuts, or a combination of both. You can also curl up your angle cut tails a bit.
And that’s the Welcome farmhouse wreath rail, friends! I absolutely love the way this one turned out. In fact, even though my style is more eclectic, this beauty may be staying with me! I have one last parting tip for you. Burlap ribbon and mesh is a staple in farmhouse decor so, if you are a maker, keep your eyes open for it in the fall. It is always more plentiful then; and you can sometimes snag a whole pile once the fall holidays are over! Year round decor for after season prices. Can’t beat that!