When you have a large stash of scrap fabric you are always looking for ways to use it up so I came up with this idea to make a wreath made with fabric scraps tied around a wire frame.
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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 this project basically didn’t cost anything but a few hours of time.
I picked 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 a long ruler.
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).
Wreath Made With Fabric Scraps
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.
Sorry but I started working on the wreath and didn’t realize until the end that I hadn’t taken a picture of tying on the strips of fabric. Honestly you can tie the fabric strips on the wreath any way you like to get a similar look.
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 a small corner of my kitchen.
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. Lessons learned!
“Lazy hands make a man poor but diligent hands bring wealth.” Proverbs 10:4