Finished Fabric Wreath
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The October theme.... Fabric Wreaths
Ideas and Inspiration.....
|The Patchsmith's fall fabric wreath.... I call this fall splendor!|
|The No sew fabric wreath and buttons tutorial by SewMcCool.com|
|The plum shades in our fall yard|
|A woven fabric with pinks and taupe... from my scrap box for the main fabric|
|I pulled out 3 of the darker plum/cranberry fabrics from my scrap box|
The Construction Details....
The wreath frame:
|Mini 7 inch wire wreaths- purchase for One dollar each at The Dollar Tree Store (US)|
|I gave a haircut to the "fake ribbon-like greens" on the wreath|
Cut the fabrics:
Cut all fabrics into strips: 1 inch tall x 5 inches across
My wreath used this many strips: Main woven fabric - 38
(approximately) Accent fabric 1 - 11
Accent fabric 2 - 11
Accent fabric 3 - 11
Tie on the strips:
Tie on (single tie/not a knot) a main fabric, main fabric, accent fabric 1 then,
main fabric, main fabric, accent fabric 2 then,
main fabric, main fabric, accent fabric 3 then,
- repeat this sequence until your wreath is completely filled.
You can fill in with extra strips as desired, or make the length of the strips according to your taste. You will learn how to twist the fabric, as you tie them on, so that you minimize seeing the "wrong side" of the fabric.
|About 2/3 completed|
|Finished wreath....pretty, but it was lacking something....|
Hot Glue Buttons on:
Buttons- 15 in various sizes and colors
|My Fall Plums Fabric Wreath|
- Amanda, The Patchsmith, gave the tip to use a flannel or woven fabric... so the back side is the same as the front side!
- I used the little gold thread loop that came with the wreath, for a hanger. I simply inserted it as I tied on one of the upper fabric strips.
- This project is simply begging to be modified for different holidays! You can cut the strips and get the supplies all ready , and then tie them on while watching tv in the evening.
This mini wreath is convenient to use in groupings....
|On a table|
Or.... hanging on my mantle....
|Hanging on my mantle|
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