one for spring…
and another for the 4th of July!
And the minute that I saw these cute fabrics at Hobby Lobby, I knew another fabric wreath was in my future! Our CEO Miss Ozzie is particularly fond of Halloween since the black and orange decorations complement her fur!
Here’s what you will need:
- 1 yard each of 2 different coordinating fabrics (Most prints are 44-45 inches wide.)
- 14 inch foam wreath form
- Jute twine
- Hot glue gun
And here’s what you will do:
First, cut off the selvedge (the white part along the edge) then cut each of the two fabrics in half so that you now have four 18 x44 inch pieces. (I find that it is easier to work with a smaller section rather than the entire yard of fabric.) Next cut each of these into three equal pieces. My measurements are not exact since it depends on the size of your selvedge. For each of the fabrics, stack up the three pieces that you have just cut and cut them again into nine 2” strips. Repeat until you have cut all of the fabrics into strips.
Now you are ready to begin making the wreath:
- Fold a strip in half and tie it around the form using a double knot. Then open up the ends of the strips to create a fuller bow.
- Tie them in a pattern that pleases you. I found that tying them in groups of six helped to create larger splashes of color.
- Keep working until you have covered the whole wreath form.
- Be sure that you have added in as many strips as you need to fill in the whole wreath.
Our CEO Ozzie says that it will be even prettier if you will take it one more step and wiggle each of the strips a little, alternating directions as you go, so that the the knots are not all lined up in a row, then fluff the wreath to give it a fuller look.
Finally, make a loop of jute twine and hot glue it to the back of the wreath. It is now ready to be hung and be enjoyed! :-)
And just in case you are like me and need a few more ideas for Halloween, here are my favorites…10+ Easy Ideas for Halloween! And stay tuned because I have the easiest idea ever for creating a Halloween throw pillow coming your way next!
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