This sunny, summer wreath is appropriately named Extravaganza Wreath. With an explosion of bright colors and textures, it looks like a summer party in a wreath. It’s summer easy to make, too. You’ll wrap up this wreath in an evening, easily. The hardest part might be sorting through your stash of fabric and ribbon scraps to find your favorites. Let’s get the party started!
To make a Summer Extravaganza Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” x 2” wreath
- ½ yd. background fabric (Kathleen used bright yellow)
- Two, fat quarters or ¼ yd. in contrasting colors (Kathleen used hot pink and a yellow print)
- Assorted scraps
- Ribbon, assorted scraps 2” – 4” long
- Tools needed: Scissors; wooden skewer, awl, or other tool with a sharp point
To make a Summer Extravaganza Wreath:
1. Tear or cut the background fabric into twelve, 16” x 2-½” strips. Tie the strips around the wreath and knot them on the outside edge. Trim and fluff the ends. Add variety by:
- Cut some tails in half up to the knot, creating four tails.
- Cut some tails to a point.
2. Tear or cut the first complementary fabric into four, 16” x 1-½” strips. Tie the strips around the wreath at the top, bottom and each side, dividing it into quarters. Repeat with your second complementary fabric, dividing the wreath into eight sections.
3. Cover the rest of the wreath:
- Tear or cut fabric scraps into 2” squares and 2” x 3” rectangles with pointed ends.
- Place a fabric piece on the wreath, and use the wood skewer or other pointed tool to push the center of the fabric piece ½” into the wreath.
- Fluff the fabric piece.
- Add assorted lengths and colors of ribbon using the same technique.
- Continue to add fabrics and ribbons till the wreath is covered and you like how it looks.
The kids can help make this wreath, for sure. You can also follow the tutorial and make a wreath for other seasons and holidays. Every time you change up your combination of fabrics and ribbons, you’ll have a whole new look.
While sorting through your fabrics, pick a few favorites to make this sunshine bright Flower Power Wreath, too.
Here’s another wreath packed with summertime color. If you’re a fan of duct tape (I am!) check out the Duct Tape Flower Wreath I shared a while back.
The summer celebration isn’t over yet. Next week, I’ve planned a week of crafts for the kiddos. I hope you’ll join me.
Will you be crafting this weekend?