DIY a Fabric Christmas Wreath in your favorite fabrics

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!

Pretty retro fabrics on this easy Christmas wreath. Easy enough to make in other fabrics and colors, too.

To make a Retro Fabric Christmas Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Fabric:
    • 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.

DIY a wreath with retro Christmas fabric.

Rebekah chose retro-style Christmas fabrics for the wreath.

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.

This is an easy one -- just four steps to make this Retro Fabric Christmas Wreath

Retro Fabric Christmas Wreath by Rebekah Meier.

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!

What a pretty collection of easy, stash-busting Christmas crafts.

Happy crafting.


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6 Responses to DIY a Fabric Christmas Wreath in your favorite fabrics

  1. Carol Steinbrecher says:

    Love! Love! Love! Thank you for the great ideas.

  2. LisaM says:

    Those are great. Love the use of flat quarters. I have tons of remnants on hand. I will had this to my to make list. Lots of ways to change it for all the other seasons and holidays coming. Great tut.

    • Sharon says:

      It’s a fine line between collecting and hoarding all those pretty fabrics, right? It’s hard to pass by those pretty fat quarters. Happy collecting! Sharon

  3. Paula Collins says:

    I love the tree! I going to make one for myself and more for gifts. I have friends that come over and do Christmas crafts with me. This will be one of the projects easy and quick! Thanks so much Sharon.

    • Sharon says:

      A Christmas crafting party sounds like a lot of fun, Paula. So glad we’re “invited” to the party, too. I’ll have the tutorial for the tree on Friday, so we’ll see you then. Happy crafting! Sharon

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