Classic and Sophisticated
I look forward to this time of the year starting in October…..time to decorate, spend time with friends and relatives, entertain, create and share.
Getting those boxes out of storage can be a hassle if you let it, but for me, opening the treasures that we have collected over the years brings the whole season in with a bang. Don’t know about you but, every year, we seem to add more and more to the collection, the little Christmas Village has grown into a full blown city, the tree hardly has room for another ornament to be hung, knick knacks and mantel decor have their own boxes, but we keep on adding…..Good thing is that there are children making their own homes and Grandchildren to hand down to.
One of the projects that we decided on this year is this festive fabric wreath.
The rich colors in this wreath will make it an heirloom to be handed down for many generations.
So easy to make it would be a perfect project to do with children or those “not so crafty.”
Proving again that simple ideas can have a large impact,
this charming fabric wreath instantly creates a sense of occasion.
All materials used for this project
were purchased at a local Thrift Shop.
1 foam or vine wreath form
( Ours was wrapped with some lace for an Easter decoration.)
Festive holiday colored fabrics….try used clothing instead of buying fabric.
( The garnet and emerald fabrics in our wreath are from old Choir dresses … what a lucky find.)
(Get ready….this is so easy!)
Rip or cut the fabric into strips of various widths. Ours ranged from 1/2″ to 2″.
Then cut in lengths long enough to tie a knot around the wreath form and have a decent sized tail.
(Ours are 10″ long…the wreath was only a 10″ form….use longer strips if using a larger ring.)
After you have tied a few, push into a tight bundle and then keep adding more strips.
Trim the loose threads and long ends according to your taste.
Guess What…..That’s it!!!!!
Perfect for a door, mantel, or as a
Hand Made Christmas Gift
Our imaginations are soaring with this one. Other Ideas are …..
All White fabrics
Mini Prints in Festive Colors
Plaids from men’s shirts.
Lace and trims instead of and with fabric.
The sky is the limit ….. maybe add bells?
Hope you enjoy making your own, please comment or ask questions.