- – – – Fabulous Fabric
- – – – Decorative Accents
- – – – Wreath Form
- – – – Long Metal Straight Edge
- – – – Cutting Board
- – – – Rotary Cutter Tool
- – – – Cutting : 1.5 hours
- – – – Assembly : 1.5 hours
- – – – Enjoyment: A lifetime (well, really just the spring season)
Hi my name is Kendall, and I am a fabric hoarder – but we will save the story of my fabric addiction for another post. While searching for inspiration for a fun spring wreath for my door, I decided to look no further than the fabric I already had to inspire me! Let’s admit it, there is some fabric out there that is very “interesting”, yet still has some very pretty coloring in it. One of those “I love the colors but that pattern, yikes!” I let one of these “interesting” fabrics be the base of my wreath design and added some fun colors from my stash to accent it. I am sure that everyone has a stash of fabric about 10 feet tall in there house – if you don’t then please feel free to raid mine! Actually, strike that, like I said I am hoarder and “I will be able to use this for something someday in the near to far off future.” This was such an easy project that I dare say that anyone could do it. To be honest most of this project was done while watching a movie marathon.
Picking out the fabrics could be the hardest part of the whole wreath. I would recommend that you start with one brightly colored, crazy fabric, and pull colors from there. Remember that these are going to be cut into pretty small strips so choose tight patterns and things that are printed on both sides. Looking back I would definitely use a dual sided fabric; however I’m still quite happy with the final product. Your colors also do not have to be dead on for this one, so don’t worry about being too picky for this project.
I would recommend so cut your strips on the bias (diagonally across the fabric) so that there is less fraying on the edges. Also you could use a rotary cutter with a pinking blade to help with the fraying. You are going to need a TON of strips, so when you think that you have enough – keep cutting. My strips were cut to about 5” x 1” each.
Simply tie your strips on to the frame. I just did a single knot with just a tight pull to keep the fabric snug. You can keep your strips lose or squeeze them in tight to make the wreath look more full. After I would finish a section I would flip the form over and make sure they were all facing out. This gave the wreath a fuller look.
I decided to add some decorative details to my spring time wreath to finish it off! I found these great clips on flowers that were 50% off – what a steal! I also had a wooden “R” lying around that I painted in some bright spring colors to match. As I mentioned before, I am a hoarder of all things crafty. Tip – I used a pencil eraser to get pretty perfect polka dots, it really works!
So, if you want a fun wreath to brighten up your door for spring time be inspired by the fabric that you have. If you don’t have a stash of fabric sitting around swing by the store and pick up to brightly colored fabrics to complete your spring look! This project is proof positive that there’s a home for all fabrics and it’s as easy as cut-tie-hang!