3.23.2013

wanna make a really cute wreath?

last spring i hosted a pinterest party at my house and we made a torn fabric strip wreath... it was a fun project so i thought i'd share with you today how we made ours...

at the party i made a colorful wreath with fun patterns and ribbons...
 it's happy... don't ya think?
 i really squished the fabric and ribbons together as you can see in this close up... it gave the wreath a really full effect... 

for this version i used 3 1/2 yards of fabric {lightweight cotton} in total... i bought seven half yard cuts of different patterned fabrics... and i purchased 6 spools of different ribbons and ric rac to tie in between...

{you could always use less fabric or ribbon if you prefer it floppier...}


just follow the instructions below...


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here is the muslin wreath {like the one that i'm making for my gram that i mentioned here}
for this version... i bought 3 1/2 yards of muslin in total... when i brought it home i cut it into seven half yard cuts... 


you also need to purchase a 12" 4 tiered wire wreath form as seen below... i bought mine at hobby lobby...

instructions:

 i made the strips for the wreaths pictured approx 1"- 1 1/4" wide... 

i snipped into the fabric and tore all of the strips vertically {which will give you an 18" strip} 
then i folded that fabric strip in half and snipped it to give me two separate 9" strips...
once you have a whole bunch of 9" strips...
you just start tying them onto the wire wreath form...
pushing them as close together as you can...
and when your done... it'll look like the picture above...


i like this version because i think it will be fun to make some cute, seasonal additions for it... maybe a little birdie for spring... or hang a colorful bunting across it... anything will go since it's so neutral...

this has been one of my favorite things to make... i hope you enjoy this project, too!

have a happy day~
angie

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25 comments:

Cathy Trochelman said...

Love it!! Just pinned :) And those felt bunnies that your mom made? No wonder you're so creative!!

Amy Nordgren-Ditz said...

Funny you should post about this ... I just got by bag out to finish my two wreaths that I have going on! haha... I swear I will finish! ;)

Anonymous said...

Love your wreath. Thanks for sharing the how to's.
Have a great wkend.
Lib

Claudia said...

Hi Angie - I love your wreaths. And you are so right - they are cheerful and happy. I'm a fabric lover and this is right up my alley!

Thank you for joining in and it's so nice to meet you!

xo
Claudia

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

A Pinterest party sounds so fun! I am now following your blog from MHC :-)

AshTreeCottage said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing and now I am your newest follower.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Cool! Your wreath turned out so springy and festive! THanks so much for stopping by and I just love the name of your blog!

Jillian

Mary said...

I love these - both versions - but for my home the muslin would be perfect! Thanks for sharing the instructions - it would be something fun to make with a group of friends....or a granddaughter!

I'm going to try it soon.
Mary

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, what a beautiful wreath! It's so lush and the colors are so soft. Thank you for sharing the wonderful tutorial. I can't wait to make one up.
Blessings,
carolynn xo

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your wreath is darling! Thank you so much for sharing the how-to's with us!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a fun project to do with friends! I like both versions you made.

Lucy said...

What a beautiful wreath. I must try my hand at this...

oopsiemaizie said...

aww... thanks cathy! my mom has pretty much taught me everything i know : ) also, thank you for pinning!

oopsiemaizie said...

you can do it amy ;-) keri and cara finished theirs recently... and i love the fabric you chose!

oopsiemaizie said...

you're welcome, lib... hope you enjoy making one if your own : )

oopsiemaizie said...

thank you, claudia... i love fabric, too! i really enjoy your blog... thank you for taking the time to comment here : )

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks so much, lucy! it's easy and fun to make : )

oopsiemaizie said...

hi vicki... the pinterest parties have been SO fun to host and to attend... i'm trying to figure out a time and project so that i can host one in april : ) thank you so much for following!

oopsiemaizie said...

hi susan... and bentley, too : ) so glad you like the wreath... and thank you so much for following!

oopsiemaizie said...

thank you so much!

oopsiemaizie said...

you're very welcome for the how-to... & thank you for the kind words!

oopsiemaizie said...

hi jillian! thanks for visiting here... my oldest daughters name is maizie : ) i saw that your LuRay was featured as a highlight on a favorite thing! how nice : )

oopsiemaizie said...

hi mary... you're welcome for the instructions... i hope you enjoy this project as much as i have... & i love the little shop that your granddaughter works at... so quaint! thanks for visiting me here : )

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks so much, carolynn... i hope you enjoy making one...

Unknown said...

Love your wreath! I am going to make two for my son's wedding rehearsal dinner! Thanks!