I am a crafty person. I love making things. All sorts of things. But wreaths just always seem to do weird things for me. I may have finally broken through that! I love my new wreath!
I’ll walk you through what I did just in case you want to try something similar. It was very simple and lots of fun for me.
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
- upcycled wire form (this is from a set of fairy wings that just didn’t make it through all the flying 3 giggly girls like to do; you could also just us an old wire hanger)
- fabric in whatever color combination you like
- some way to cut the fabric – I used a rotary cutter, 6 1/2″ square template and mat; scissors or pinking shears work just as well
The process was pretty simple and, for me, fun.
Cut your fabrics in to strips that are 6″ x 1″. For the wreath I did, I used about 225 strips. You can do more or less, depending on how full you want it to appear and how big your form is. My wire made a circle that is 14″ across.
After you have the strips cut, decide if you want to be artsy or regimented. I chose to be regimented and did a pattern with my strips. My pattern was 2 whites, 2 blues, 2 reds, 1 burlap. Do whatever works for you. Then, start tying. Tie the strips onto the wire with an overhand knot. Once the form is full, hang it up and admire it! You’re done.
I wish I had a picture of E’s face when she saw the wreath this morning. She started helping me a bit yesterday. She tied several of the strips on for me. That smile was worth all the tying. Plus, I love the way it looks.
Prayers that you all have a safe and happy 4th of July from all of us here. At Home.