Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ohhhhh Christmas Wreath

I know what you are thinking (one of three things):
1. "Whoa that's a red door."
Yes it is - bold, BRIGHT, and red.
2. There is some paint on the peep hole. 
You are correct, painter's tape can only cover so much.
3. Another wreath?
Yep, and I will be making another one for New Year's because 
now that I use fabric rather than yarn I really like making wreaths.

Here is my Christmas wreath. My very inexpensive Christmas wreath.
I used broadcloth from Hobby Lobby that was $2.99 a yard, and with a coupon my 18" straw wreath was only $2.99. Add on the cost of a few glue sticks, some scrap material I had and felt and you get about $8.
Just another reason to make a wreath for every season :)

I have more Christmas crafts to show you this week.
Hope you are enjoying the most wonderful time of the year.

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In case you need some directions on how to make a fabric wrapped wreath:
-wreath (I used an 18" straw wreath and keep it covered in the plastic)
-hot glue gun and glue
-fabric (1 to 1 1/2 yards, as mentioned I used broadcloth. You can find it at any fabric store. It is cheap and thin and comes in a variety of colors.)

-Cut the whole yard of fabric into 2" strips.
-Hot glue an end of fabric to the back side of the wreath and allow to cool. Then wrap the fabric around the wreath covering the end and and continue wrapping the remaining fabric around the wreath overlapping it so none of the wreath shows through. Once you reach the end of the strip of fabric hot glue the end to the back side of the wreath. Continue until the wreath is completely covered.
-Choose your embellishments and hot glue them to the front side of the wreath. I went with scrap fabric, rickrack, buttons and felt flowers. You can use this tutorial to learn how to make the loopy felt flowers like mine.
-Hang your pretty wreath for all to see.