Scrap fabric wreath

22 Apr

I love this DIY project from incolorblogspotI made my own wreath from baby dresses I could not bear to part of my daughter’s.  I am not overly sentimental, so when I save something I am usually pretty attached.  This is probably largely in part to my Dad’s value that to own a lot of things and to find worth in accumulation is unhealthy.  So, here’s my picture of dearly loved dress wreath:)

 

Materials
Foam wreath form (I used a 12″ one)
10-20 yards of either vintage sheet hems, double fold bias tape, 1″ fabric strips or ribbon*
Masking Tape
Scissors
A few pins

*More or less depending on how tightly you want to wrap!

If you’d like to purchase a kit to make your own with vintage sheets, you can find them in my etsy shop, here! 🙂

1. Choose your wrapping material! If you’d like to use fabric yardage for this project, cut at minimum 10 2″ strips the width of your fabric. Then simply fold your strips over lengthwise, ironing as you fold. This will give you one raw edge and one finished edge just like the sheet hems. Or, if you’d like some raw edges, you could always cut 1″ strips instead! If you’re using vintage sheet hems, be sure to trim the excess sheet close to the hem!


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.

2. Grab the end of your first strip and make a little masking tape donut for the end. Stick the end of your strip down on the inside curve of your wreath form.


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.

3. Hold the end down with your finger and wrap the strip around the form, covering most of the end of the strip. Continue to wrap the strip around the wreath.


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.

4. When you reach the end of your strip, make another tape donut for the end. Press the end into the wreath form. Grab your second strip and add a tape donut to one end. Place this end where your first strip ended.


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.

5. Begin wrapping the strip around, being careful to cover most of the spot where the two strips meet. Continue doing this until you have wrapped the entire wreath. When you reach the end check both sides of your wreath and determine which side you’d like to be the front. Cut off any remaining strip, leaving enough length to finish on the back side.


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.

6. Fold down the raw edge and secure with tape. Make another tape donut for the strip. Tape the end down for extra security!

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