Monday, January 17, 2011

"W" is for Wreath

A winter wreath made from old sweaters and fabric scraps.

My inspiration came from Stephenie at Decorating Addition, her tutorial can be found here, it's a slightly different version than mine below.

Here's how I made the wreath:

I scoured my fabric stash for any neutrals with texture.
I found two sweaters plus lots of scraps (and yes there are pieces of drop cloth in there).
I cut everything into roughly 2" strips.

I rolled each strip into a spiral and hot glued the end.

I probably made about 150 rolls:

I used a wire wreath form, cardboard cut to fit the back, and twist ties:

Make small holes in the cardboard and secure the cardboard onto the wire frame with the twist ties:

Start gluing the fabric rolls onto the frame and cardboard, swishing them in between the wire slots:

Fill it up tight and use the smaller rolls for the inner and outer edges to cover any wire:

A few close up shots:

The burlap ribbon gives a nice contrast to the soft fabric rolls:

Using items I had on hand I was able to make a cozy winter wreath for our front door.
Thanks Stephenie for the inspiration.

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Rene said...

Your wreath is beautiful Jaime! How long did it take?


Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Love the neutral colors of the wreath!

Karen said...

Jaime, you are an inspiration. I must figure out some way to create today! I mean, other that the 2 book reports that are due!

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

Jamie - It turned out great! I love the burlap bow and I LOVE that you used a drop cloth in there!!!!

JunqueMagnet said...

Wow.That looks stunning.Warm AND fuzzy.Thanks for sharing.

Marty said...

This is totally cute! Love it=))Might have to try one of these myself, I'm always cleaning out closets and getting rid of clothes=))

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

I love this! It looks soft and cozy, just like a winter wreath should :) Great tutorial too!

Glad you could Mi4M!

Claire said...

This is so amazing-I love this adorable wreath-Found you through a blog hop and I'm your newest follower-come by to visit-Claire

Comeca Jones said...

Sweet!looks easier than the other tutorials I have seen.