A wreath request from my sister. Fabric strips wrapped around a styrofoam wreath form.
How to make a fabric wrapped wreath using a styrofoam form and scrap fabric strips. Bonus you’ll get two wreaths from one form!
This wreath idea works for any season or holiday. The fabrics you select will determine the overall style, this version trends more towards Christmas with all the red and green.
I embellished the lower quarter with cut out fabric flowers and buttons. You could also add silk flowers or other embellishments to fancy up the wreath.
My sister found this wreath on Pinterest:
And she asked if I could make something similar for her to use for Christmas. My inner craft loving heart was happy to oblige so I came up with this:
I did search for more inspiration on Pinterest and found this beauty from Jeni at In Color Order!
Jeni has a beautiful site with all things sewing and fabric, definitely worth a visit.
Here’s how I made a fabric wrapped wreath:
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- 12″ styrofoam wreath form
- serrated knife
- cotton fabrics
- rotary cutter
- self healing mat
- quilting ruler
- hot glue gun & glue sticks
- white felt 12″ x 12″
- double sided iron-on fusible webbing
- grosgrain ribbon
Step 1: 1. Use a 12″ styrofoam wreath form.
Step 2: Slice the foam in half, the wreath will lay better against the door and bonus now you can make 2 wreaths!
Step 3: Use a serrated knife and gently work through the foam all the way around:
Step 4: Now the wreath will rest flat against the door.
Step 5: Select fabrics. I used red and green for Christmas.
Step 6: Make 2″ strips using a rotary cutter and quilting ruler.
Step 7: Iron each strip in half for a finished edge.
Step 8: Start wrapping strips, use hot glue to hold end pieces in place on the back, flat side of wreath form. Keep wrapping and tuck the final end piece under beginning piece.
Step 10: Cover the back with white felt to hide all the rough bits.
Step 11: Make flowers using double sided iron-on fusible interfacing. Cut out petal shapes in various sizes. Layer petals and sew on button center.
Step 12: Hot glue flowers into place.
Step 13: Make a ribbon hanger by wrapping the ribbon around the wreath and tying a bow.
The flat back also keeps the wreath from being knocked by ‘not-so-careful’ visitors coming through the door:
My sister does have a dark blue door so the red and green will really pop against her door.
One wreath coming your way sister.
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