A pretty, stash-busting, Scrappy Christmas Wreath – perfect for a snowy morning!

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!)

So pretty, and a great stash buster, too. Perfect for Christmas or other holidays.

To make a Scrappy Christmas Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Fabrics:
    • 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
Such a pretty wreath made from fabric scraps and bits and pieces of ribbons and trims.  Doesn't have to be just for Christmas, either.

Scrappy Fabric Christmas Wreath by Rebekah Meier.

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.

    Beautiful details on a Scrappy Christmas Wreath on CraftsnCoffee.com.

    Just look at these pretty trims!

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?

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

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.

There's snow on the mums this a.m.!

Happy snowy Halloween!

A snowy morning in October.

My snowy backyard. The dog had fun dashing around in the snow this morning.

A snowy October morning in Cleveland, Ohio.

A view from the second story.

An early October snow in Cleveland, Ohio.

Yes, it makes a mess of things, but it sure is pretty!

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.

Happy crafting.


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8 Responses to A pretty, stash-busting, Scrappy Christmas Wreath – perfect for a snowy morning!

  1. Florida Great G’Ma – Gorgeous snow pics; but I don’t miss all the tricky, icy winter roads, etc. -lived in the midwest most of my life. Wonderful use of those fabric scraps! I tend to save so many great “scrappy” pieces, as I love the fabrics! You will be added to my follow list! Thanks, “young” Granny

    • Sharon says:

      Aww, thank you so much for following Crafts ‘n Coffee! You’ll have to keep us all posted on winter in the warm & sunny south. And I’m with you — you can never have enough fabric. Happy crafting! Sharon

  2. Patty S says:

    hope your power comes back on soon. 🙂
    i love this wreath – it’s very pretty!!!

  3. Katiria says:

    What a beautiful place to live!

    • Sharon says:

      I thought of you when I posted those photos, Katiria. It is pretty! Sometimes inconvenient, but always pretty. And hard when it comes so early — the trees aren’t ready. Sharon

  4. LisaM6 says:

    oh my! Snow…..it is coming my way next week. Gads! I have one kid in drivers ed. Scary.
    But I love the wreaths. Great tut. I think I would want to add a few snowflakes to the wreath or ornaments to add a bit of bling.

    • Sharon says:

      You could easily “bling” it up, Lisa. And change out the fabrics, too. Driver’s ed in the winter? Eek! Good luck with that! Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

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