I can't take any credit for the brains behind this one. Celeste over at My Greenbrae Cottage posted a tutorial for her fabric Valentine's wreath....and I was hooked! I didn't see her tutorial until a week before Valentine's, so I decided to do something a bit more neutral that could take my front door well into spring time.
- 2.5 yards of fabric
- a really good pair of pinking shears
- 15" styrofoam wreath
- hot glue gun & glue sticks
- knitting needle (get ready to laugh at me....I'm not a knitter, so I used my old meat thermometer that quit working a while back. Don't worry, I have a new one that I use for the meat!)
You'll start with five coordinating (or not...I won't judge you) fabrics in a half a yard each. I cut every bit of my fabric into 4"x 4" squares. I'm not a fast project person...this took me a couple of evenings while catching up on my DVR to get them all cut out. You can make a template with an index card and wrap fabric around it to cut a bunch of squares all at once....this really sped up the process.
Use the point of your knitting needle (or meat thermometer, thankyouverymuch) and wrap your square around the sharp pointy end (I'm super technical, I know). Don't poke through the fabric. Stick a dab of hot glue on the fabric point and stab it into the styrofoam...go about 1/4 inch deep.
Start working your way around the wreath. It fills in pretty fast, actually. Don't forget to cover the inside & outside, too. I did leave the back fabric-free so it would lay flat on my door (I always keep my wreaths between my door & storm door to make them last a tiny bit longer). Texas gets windy and I don't want any decor blowing down the street!
Once you're finished, loop your favorite ribbon through the wreath to hang it by. I used brown tulle because I'm on a brown tulle kick. I think some 3" satin ribbon would be really lovely, too! I can't wait to make one of these for Christmas time...I have my eye on some red & white polka dot fabric and kelly-green damask. This is just such a personalized project that will look different for everyone depending on your fabrics. I think it would be darling in a nursery using coordinating bedding fabric. The possibilities are endless!
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