The minute I clicked over to Polka Dots and Pizza and saw Michelle's Christmas Wreath, I immediately ran out to get the materials I would need to make my own. Seriously--hers is SO CUTE that I was jealous and had to have one of my very own. Michelle says that her Mom taught her how to make the project when she was 8. That made me smile from ear to ear!
Oh, and Michelle is also hosting a Tuesday Link Party, so after you submit your project to mine, hop over to hers!
Here's the Vintage Pollyanna version. I call it the Shabby Ruffle Fabric Holiday Wreath.
You'll need a few different coordinating fabrics, not much. I just was at the fabric store and bought some fun Christmas fabric that was 50% off SCORE!!!! You will also need a foam wreath, a rotary cutter with a pinking blade (or pinking shears), a cutting mat and guide, and a pencil with a sharpened tip.
First I began to cut 2" strips of fabric with my rotary cutter. I cut one strip of fabric (which was folded from the store) from each of five fabrics.
Next I approximated between 2" and 21/2" horizontal cuts across the strips to make (ahem) squares. (Hey, I did say this was a shabby wreath--and YOU KNOW I'm not exact about ANYTHING.)
Here is a completely unnecessary pic of the little fabric squares arranged OCD-like around the wreath.
Take a square of fabric, lay it on the wreath, and push the sharp end of the pencil down into the wreath.
VOILA. It sticks. AND STAYS! (I was a little shocked.) No messy glue gun? Yup. I'm a happy crafter.
Here I am about a 5th of the way around.
All the fabric is in! And folks--this took me about 15 minutes. NO JOKE. (Michelle, I LOVE YOU!!!)
I added a little grosgrain bow that I made, and another bit of ribbon to hang it.
Now go make one!
This post is a part of the following link parties:
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
We Did It Wednesday at Sew Much Ado
Creation Corner's Friday Link Party