Aug 26

Homespun Fabric Wreath

I made a wreath with homespun fabric.  No, this is not groundbreaking but I’m not the craftiest person on the block so it was kind of a big deal for me.  I’ve had this idea in my head for a while and tonight I was finally able to get it out of my head and onto the foam wreath form I’ve had hanging bare in my hallway for about a month.

So here’s what I did:

I tore strips of our Butterscotch 1 fabric into strips about 2 1/2″ wide.  I cut a whole yard but only used about half of this pile.  My overlaps were not really close together though — a tighter wrap would require more fabric.  Pull some of the string off the sides of the strips to give them a raggedy look.

Next, secure one end of a strip to the wreath and start wrapping!  Honestly, I just used tape because I know I won’t want this wreath forever.  Using tape means I can easily change it up later!  Overlap the strips as much or as little as you like.

Then I cut 16 strips of our Butterscotch 4 homespun fabric that were 15″ long.  The measurements depend on what size wreath form you are using — the strips just need to be long enough to tie in a knot around the wreath form with enough excess to wrap back around to the backside of the wreath.  You’ll see what I mean….  I used almost a whole yard of the Butterscotch 4 for these strips.  Tie the strips in knots evenly spaced around the wreath form.  The great thing about crafting with homespun fabric is that it is the same on both sides!  No icky white side to try to work around.  You’ll end up with something crazy-looking.  Occasionally I have bad hair days that bear a striking similarity to this wreath!

Then wrap the excess fabric around to the backside and secure it.  Again, I used tape, but if you want a more permanent wreath then a hot glue gun might be a better option.  And voila!

And then I simply hung it from a hook in my bay window with a long piece of our Black 5 homespun fabric.  Simple — not fussy or fancy — but exactly what I wanted.  I told you it wasn’t groundbreaking!!

I wanted more of a simple, monochromatic look but as I was making this wreath I thought how cute an orange and black wreath like this would be for Halloween.  Or a red and green wreath for Christmas…..  Or an eye-popping wreath made with our Bright Plaids for my daughter’s room…..  I’m glad I used tape instead of glue.  I think I will want to change out my colors often!

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