Have you ever started a project thinking it would be pretty straightforward & relatively easy only to be proven so wrong? This wreath was that project for me.
Before Valentine's Day, I was going through my craft cache, determined to use up some of the supplies I had on hand before purchasing anything new. I had several fat quarters of fabric that I bought a couple years ago thinking I would make some fabric flowers & scrapbooking embellishments. I did make a few, but had lots of fabric left over... especially a lot of pink. Great for a Valentine's project, right?
After seeing some pretty rag wreaths on Etsy, I figured I could make one fairly easily.
A disclaimer: If I had a rotary fabric cutter & mat, that would have made a massive difference. Alas, I cut all these fabric strips with my craft scissors. I would definitely recommend using a rotary cutter.
Now, on to the tutorial.
4 & 1/2 fat quarters of fabric
Scissors or rotary cutter & mat
I used a wire coat hanger as the round form. Take the hanger & bend it into a circle.
Using a pair of wire cutting pliers (lineman pliers, according to my husband), cut off the hook.
Form wire into a connecting hook.
Cut fabric into one inch wide strips, into a few different lengths. I did 4, 5, & 6 inches.
I wanted the fabric to have frayed edges, so after it was cut I washed it in the washing machine to achieve that. Then it needed to be ironed & the loose threads cut off. This took a few hours.
At last! Ready to make the wreath.
Start tying, alternating the fabrics & lengths. I just had my fabrics stacked randomly by pattern, as you can see in the photo above.
I have it happily displayed in my craft room.
I love it even though it took so long to make.
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