Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fabric Wreath

Okay. This took FOREVER. But it is sooooooo cool. Seriously. I'm already planning on making a larger Christmasy one for our house, as well as one for my Mom's. Plus this just happens to be the MOPS November craft, so I have a lot of fabric cutting in the next two weeks!




I just {heart} this. Seriously. I just keep looking at it and petting it. A friend of mine made one last year, and I had this memory of it, so she told me how to do it and I winged it. I did one thing different (she used a styrofaum wreath ring, whereas I used a straw ring and didn't take the plastic cover off of it). You cut the fabric, then jam it into the ring with a screwdriver. It takes forever. Seriously, this is only a 10" ring, and it took 2 yards of fabric! I think it probably took 3-4 hours to cut the fabric to size, plus another 1-2 hours of putting it together. But so cute. LOVE.IT. :)

Edited to add: the size of the fabric pieces is 3x3" square. Cut them using pinking shears (available at fabric stores and Hobby Lobby), because they cut in a criss-cross pattern so the fabric doesn't constantly lose threads. For a 10" ring, you'll need at least 2 yards of fabric. A 12" ring needs at least 3 yards of fabric. Don't cover the entire ring: leave part of the back of the ring along so that it has a flat surface to lay against the wall or door. I made three more of these: one for Christmas here, one larger one for my mom and one larger one for my mother-in-law. I am so fabricked out! I plan on making a big one (like double the size) for our house...but I'm not doing it now. I think I'll barf if I look at any fabric. :)

3 comments:

skourasfam said...

I love the wreath & the gratitude card set just above. Very talented!

Christina said...

This is awesome! I'm soooo gonna have to make one. What was the measurement of the fabric pieces?

Christina said...

This is awesome! I'm soooo gonna have to make one. What was the measurement of the fabric pieces?