Don’t you love freshening up your front door or entryway? A sweet wreath is all it takes to add some instant charm and character to your home. But what if a new one is just not in your budget? If you have perused your local home décor store lately, you may see that custom wreaths can run as much as $50.00. Wow! Bypass these pricey wreaths and instead, why not whip you’re your own? You don’t need a great deal of supplies, a lot of time, a crafty background, or a lot of cash. In fact you can use many items you already have around the house. All it takes is about $10.00 (or less!) 45 minutes, and your finished product is a charming scrap fabric wreath your friends will be envious of. Be warned as they may ask you to make them one as well!
Scrap Fabric Wreath Tutorial
Are you ready to get started? Here is what you will need!
* Foam Wreath form. Look for these in an 8 inch size at your local dollar store. Or, use the 12 inch wreath forms found at Hobby Lobby. These can typically be found for less than $5.00. Save even more when you print the 40% coupon before you go.
* Craft Glue
* Scrap fabric. Your amount you will need will simply depend on the wreath size. I like to use around one yard and have rarely needed more than that.
* Felt sheets in various colors. These are usually less than .50 cents each at your local craft store.
* Ribbon of your choice. It is nice if it complements the fabric colors but you can use whatever you may already have in your crafting supplies.
Take your fabric and cut or tear into long strips. For this wreath I used some extra burlap I had. You use what works for you and complements your taste and décor.
Place a small drop of glue on the inside of your wreath.
Take the end of your fabric strips and press it to the glue. Hold.
You can now begin wrapping. You will want to repeatedly wrap your fabric tightly around the form. Continue until it is covered.
When you run out of fabric, just add a drop of glue and start a new piece.
When you have covered your form all of the way, secure the final end with glue. Allow for the entire wreath to dry for 30 minutes.
Now, cut your felt into strips and wrap into rosettes by simply winding them up in a coil shape. Add a drop of glue to secure. You can also cut out shapes in your felt such as dots, flowers, and so much more. Bunch to add some texture and interest and glue into place.
Take your ribbon (optional) and use it to hang on a nail or command hook.
That’s it! It really is easy and you can make a wreath such as this for under $10.00. That sure beats spending $50.00 doesn’t it? So gather your supplies and get ready to start crafting. You can have a charming scrap fabric wreath just like this in no time and have everyone wondering “how did she do it?” Good luck!