I don’t think it’s too early to start sharing Christmas crafts, is it? I have several stash busting, “scrappy” Christmas crafts planned for this week, starting with this Retro Fabric Christmas Wreath designed by Rebekah Meier. Rebekah chose retro style fabrics in soft reds and greens, with a touch of aqua. If you prefer a bolder and more traditional Christmas red and green, go ahead and use your favorite fabrics. This is an easy wreath to change up for your own Christmas decorating style. Let the Christmas crafting season begin!
To make a Retro Fabric Christmas Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
- 5 fat quarters or 5, 1/4 yd. lengths
- 3” x 30” strip (for bow)
- Trims: Red lace and ric-arc
- Button thread
- Fabric glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; iron; straight pins; needle; optional: sewing machine
To make a Retro Fabric Christmas Wreath:
1. Cut fabric into 3” x 18” strips.
2. Fold strips in half. Pin the end of one fabric strip to the back of the wreath, and then wrap the strip around the wreath, overlapping the cut edges so that they’re covered. Pin the other end to the back of the wreath. Spot glue, if needed. Repeat, pinning and wrapping additional fabric strips till the wreath is covered. Alternate colors as you go.
3. Wrap the lace and/or ric-rac around the wreath between the different colors.
4. Make the bow:
- If using the sewing machine, fold the 3” strip in half so it measures 1-1/2” x 30”.
- With right sides together, machine stitch ¼” from the raw edge, and leave a 2” opening.
- Trim seams and turn right side out.
- Press with iron.
- Slip stitch opening closed.
- Tie in a bow and glue and pin to the wreath.
Or, if not using a sewing machine, simply tear fabric into a 1 1/2” strip and tie into a bow. Pin and glue to the top of the wreath.
And that’s it – a new Christmas wreath in four steps! Rebekah will join us again on Thursday with another Christmas wreath. See you then!