Lately I have seen several posts on Pinterest about making a wreath with scraps of fabric tied in a knot on a wire frame.
Seemed like an easy enough project, and I already had a 4″ wire wreath frame and lots of fabric memo scraps on hand from my days of working in a professional design firm, so I figured why not try it out on a Saturday afternoon.
So I gathered my supplies, including a colorful fabric from my bottomless basket of designer fabric swatches, one large enough to make enough strips for the wreath. I also had a good sharp pair of scissors, the 4″ wire wreath frame, and my t-square.
For the size of wreath I was making, I cut the fabric into strips of 6″ long by 1″ wide lengths. (These do not have to be exact as you won’t even notice a difference once all the strips are attached to the frame).
To attach the strips of fabric to the frame, fold over each strip length wise creating a loop at one end of the strip. Wrap the folded strip around one of the wire circles on the wreath frame, and pull the fabric through the looped end to tie the fabric in a knot around the wire. This is the method I used but I’m sure there are other ways to tie the fabric strips around the wire frame to get a similar look.
Keep attaching more fabric loops until you have filled up the entire 4 circles of wire on the wreath frame. I found that after attaching the fabric loops, that I then needed to go back and pull the knots tighter by pulling on each loose end of the looped knot, which also helped to create the look of fullness needed to make the wreath look like it should.
The end result was a cute little fabric wreath for the corner of my kitchen. For now my pictures just show close ups of the wreath because I’m still tweaking the look of the shelf that sits near this corner. More on that in another post.
This was such a simple and quick project and only took me about an hour to complete. I will warn you though that it does give you sore fingers to tie all those strips of fabric. In the end I was glad that I didn’t have a larger wreath form on hand. If I ever decide to make a larger version of this wreath, I will use a softer cotton fabric and not one that was intended for upholstery or pillows.