Fabric Scrap Wreath

This wreath was inspired by this fifteen minute wreath. Yes, it took only fifteen minutes to put together. I totally winged this and I was surprised how well it turned out for how little effort I made!

All you need is:
One basic wreath form- can be straw, foam or whatever else you see fit. Here’s one just like mine.

Fabric scraps

Glue (i used a regular glue stick)
Ribbon, flowers, etc. for embellishment (optional!)

So, as you can see I had a pile of fabric scraps that were long and thin. If you have a big fabric scrap just use scissors to cut little slits in your piece of fabric about an inch apart and then you can tear it into strips like mine, or you can just cut them all that will work too. Also prior to beginning I wrapped my wreath in saran wrap to keep my fabric from sliding around on it. I pressed one end of a fabric scrap to the wreath and began wrapping, slightly overlapping them so that it would all stay down. I did not use glue- I just wrapped it tightly and it stayed in place nicely on it’s own.

When I got to the end of my first scrap I pressed a new scrap down on top of the place where the last one ended and kept going (middle photo.) The overlaps on these transitioning scraps are very important. Then I repeated this process until the very end. When it was time to lay my last scrap down I dabbed a little bit of Elmer’s glue stick onto the edge of the fabric as shown above and stuck it down.
Then just to add a little flavor I grabbed some pink ribbon I had laying around and tied a little bow around the wreath. I think fabric flowers would look super nice as well, or a cluster of bows. Anyway, SO easy. This is just another manifestation of the truth that you don’t have to go out and spend a fortune on a new wreath. You can change this up as often as you want, and who doesn’t love to find new uses for their scraps?
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    Comments

    Michelles Tasty Creations

    You’re being featured on Creative Thursday this week :) Stop by and take a peek.

    Michelle

    Michelles Tasty Creations

    I’m so going to make some of these. I have a ton of leftover fabric just waiting to be turned into wreaths. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jill

    I love how this turned out! So pretty! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

    Chase the Star

    Love it! I have so many scraps of fabric and 2 wreath forms..duh, why didn’t I put two and two together?! I’m a new follower, found you on the DIY Dreamer linky party! Great job!
    Barbara

    Christine

    You’ve been featured at The DIY Dreamer!! Come grab your Featured button :)
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    Christine

    Super PRETTY!! The fabric you picked out is super sweet! I wonder if you can seal it so that it won’t get damaged by the weather? It’s too pretty to not protect hehe

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

    Heather Graham

    This is precious! Would love to have you share with my followers at my linky party {stringtownhome.blogspot.com}! So glad that I found you – I’m your newest follower!

    Have a great week!
    -heather

    Jessica

    SARAH THIS IS SOOO SOO CUTE!! I love it! I think it looks way better with the thicker base. Totally adorable & I love the fabric choice too!

    Cameron

    daaaaaaaang girl

    Lynnette

    That’s so cute! (and easy) which I also really like.

    Lynnette

    That’s so cute! (and easy) which I also really like.

    Jessi

    So cute!! I love that fabric! I made a couple cute wreaths for mother’s day, you’ll have to check it out in the next few days when i get around to posting them :)

    -Jessi
    http://www.haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com