DIY this season-spanning, Farmhouse-Style Plaid Wreath today and enjoy its cozy warmth all winter long. This is a favorite technique for making a fabric wreath, but to give it a shabby style, I used fabric strips instead of fabric squares. All you’ll need to add to this yummy mix of natural & nubby quilt batting and cozy plaid flannel is a steaming cup of cocoa. And the only question I have for you is one marshmallow or two?
To make a Rustic, Farmhouse-Style Plaid Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 14”
- Natural quilt batting (I used Warm & Natural Needled Cotton Batting, which is carried at JoAnns)
- Chenille stem
- Low-temp glue gun or thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; straight pins; chopstick, wood skewer, or other pointed tool; optional: rotary cutter and cutting matt
To make a Rustic, Farmhouse-Style Plaid Wreath:
1. Twist together the ends of a 4” length of chenille stem. Insert and glue in the back of the wreath for a hanger.
2. Cut a strip of quilt batting to cover the outside and inside edges of the wreath. Glue in place. If needed, add pins to hold the batting in place while the glue dries. (When I made the wreath, I finished the front of the wreath first, but I think it will be easier to cover the edges first.)
3. Cut 1-1/2” x 5” strips from the quilt batting and the plaid flannel. I didn’t count the total number of strips, but you’ll definitely need more batting strips than plaid flannel strips.
4. Place a strip of quilt batting on the wreath, and using the wood skewer, push the center of the strip into the wreath. Continue, till you have the wreath covered with strips of quilt batting.
5. Using the same technique, add as many plaid flannel strips as you like.
Now, you know I had plaid flannel leftover, right? I’ll show you later this week what I made with my leftover scraps.