I wanted to adorn our door with something besides the standard yuletide wreath. Scrappy wreaths are an old concept but so goodie. They say, “Hey. The lady that lives here has fabric. And likes to make stuff. So merry Christmas, guy.”
So easy to make, no sewing machine or glue gun required. Let me show you how I made mine. First I pilfered my stash of fat quarters for holiday-esque palettes.
I picked the ones I liked and very roughly sliced them into 2-3″ ribbons with my rotary cutter. Seriously don’t worry about measuring, just eyeball it. Even better if you already have scrap pieces or ribbon roughly the sizes you want.
I used a 14″ foam floral hoop – something any craft store with a selection of silk flowers should carry. I tied the scrap pieces around the hoop (double knots). Don’t worry about the length of your scraps until you’re all done.
Once you’re finished tying scraps, you can go back and give your wreath a haircut. Cut conservatively so you don’t go too short. Afterwards you’ll have a nice little pile of holiday fabric scraps for some decoupage. Or whatever!
And bingo, bango, your wreath is done! Adjust the spacing of the scraps as you see fit. Admire your handy work. Hang it from a fire hydrant, as dictated by holiday tradition.
By the way, I think it’s just as pretty from the back.
Happy scrapping, guys