I was in a cleaning/reorganizing/decorating frenzy this afternoon. It started with cleaning the bathrooms, then while I had the mop out, I decided to scrub the kitchen floor (fyi: linoleum is the enemy), then when putting the Mr. Clean away, I saw the Pledge and realized that I really needed to dust, which led to wanting to get all of my fall items out (while I had everything off the tables!) Whew! So after I had everything decorated to my liking, I remembered seeing this tutorial for a rag wreath on Remodelaholic, so I opened up the box with all of my sewing items (still packed up from when we moved up here), and found three scrap fabrics I could use to make a fall-inspired wreath. Another free project - score!
|The red fabric is a cotton jersey, the tan is a microsuede, and the white is linen. I really like the contrast of the different fabrics. I used a wire hanger as the wreath form (love this tip!).|
|I shaped the hanger into a somewhat circle. You really can't tell if it's not perfect after the fabric is on.|
|I had no idea how many strips of fabric I would need, so I started out cutting 10 strips of each. I had to cut more, and I think I ended up with 24 strips of each color.|
|Just tie each strip of fabric in a knot around the wreath form! Easy peazy lemon squeezy!|
|Here's the wreath hanging on the inside of our front door. Hmm, leaves a little to be desired.|
|I hot glued some extra fabric strips into a bow and used some green grosgrain ribbon as the bow's tails. Better, but not quite there.|
|Aha! It just needed a haircut. Love it! (Next time I'll start with shorter strips of fabric.)|
How much easier can a project get than that? Less than an hour and I have an awesome wreath that ties all of my fall decorations together! Love it!