Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Scrap Busting Fabric Wrapped Wreath

Wreath wrapped with torn fabric strips and yo-yo flowers

Hello! Just dropping in to share my most recent creation, a fabric wrapped wreath for summer. Without any particular plan for it, I purchased a Styrofoam wreath form on clearance. I couldn't pass up a good deal and figured something would eventually come to me.  And finally, after it sat on my desk for weeks, something did!

I sat down with my overflowing box of fabric scraps and chose several coordinating pieces in summery colors. After tearing 1 - 1.5 inch strips, I began wrapping the wreath in sections, securing the ends of the fabric with straight pins. I added bits of leftover lace and picot trim.

Styrofoam wreath wrapped with strips of torn fabric, lace and trim


I attached a cluster of yo-yo fabric flowers near the bottom and created leaves from gimp braid.

Fabric yo-yo flowers and gimp braid trim


Deciding it needed a little something else, I grabbed some buttons and pinned them onto one of the fabric sections.

buttons added to foam wreath with straight pins


So easy and fun to make! And as a bonus, I made a dent into my stash a fabric scraps.  OK, OK, it was a teeny, tiny dent, but it was a step in the right direction!

Styrofoam wreath wrapped with torn fabric strips, lace and trim, with buttons and yoyo fabric flowers

6 comments :

  1. What a great way to use your scraps up.

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  2. What a great idea for using up scraps and making something new without having to buy all the supplies!

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  3. Cute wreath! I really like the button section! And I have so many fabric scraps, so this would be a great project for me! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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  4. Love how you used your scraps of fabric and the trims are just perfect. What a cute summer wreath. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  5. Sweet. Pinned to Wreaths. Linda Crafts a la Mode

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  6. Cute wreath, and love that it's a stash buster, too. Shared!

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