I have a pile of fabric scraps, trims, ribbons and such that are too small for most projects, yet too pretty to toss. If you do, too, then you might want to try Rebekah Meier’s Scrappy Fabric Christmas Wreath. Like the Retro Fabric Christmas Wreath, Rebekah made her Scrappy Christmas Wreath in muted reds and greens. Of course, you can make yours in bright red & green, red & white, blue & white, or even orange & black for Halloween. (And I share a few photos of our snowy morning, too!)
To make a Scrappy Christmas Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
- ½ yd. muslin
- Fabric, 3” x 36” (for bow)
- Scraps of fabric, ribbon, lace, organza, etc.
- Button thread
- Fabric glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; sewing needle; straight pins; iron; optional: sewing machine
To make a Scrappy Christmas Wreath:
1. Tear muslin into 1” strips. Wrap the strips around the wreath, pinning strips to the back of the wreath. If needed, add a dab of glue.
2. Tear fabric scraps into 1 1/2” strips. Fold strips in half and tie around the wreath until it’s completely covered.
3. Pin and glue strips of lace and ribbon around the wreath, overlapping the fabric strips.
4. Tear organza into 1-1/2” strips and tie around wreath.
5. 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.
I just love the gauzy organza and ribbon trims on this wreath. Can you believe that it’s so easy to make such a pretty wreath? Do you have a fabric stash you can raid to make this Scrappy Christmas Wreath?
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Except that the leaves are still on the trees, which means that the snow makes them very heavy. There are trees and limbs down all over, and lots of power outages, too. It’s been a crazy morning, but I know the snow won’t last long — yet. Here are a few photos of my day so far.
Isn’t it pretty? My daughter was excited to see it this morning. Of course, it was a scrambled morning. No power means no alarm clocks, waking up late, slow traffic, crazy school schedules, etc., etc. But at least we can enjoy the view.
See you tomorrow with more scrappy crafts, and hopefully with power restored.