How to Make a Fabric Wreath by Donna Fenske & Nancy Zieman



By Donna Fenske, Nancy’s Notions Guest Blogger

Greet your guests with this decorative fabric wreath.

You know you hate to throw good fabric away, no matter what size it is. Put your scrap fabrics to good use by making a fabric wreath to decorate your home. This easy project really packs a color punch when you use fabrics in your favorite shades, or match your colors to the room where it will hang. Change it up by using holiday or seasonal fabrics throughout the year. Or, make it from a fabric strip or fat quarter pack for a more coordinated look. It’s a great project to work on while “listening” to television.

 

Start with a metal wreath form 14″, 18″, or 24″ in diameter.


How to Make a Fabric Wreath by Donna Fenske & Nancy Zieman



For a 14″ wreath, you’ll need 1-1/2 yd. cotton fabric. You can also use 6 fat quarters, 12 fat eighths, OR 30–40, 2-1/2″ crosswise strips cut in half lengthwise for a scrappy look.

For an 18″ wreath, you’ll need 2 yd. cotton fabric. You can also use 8 fat quarters, 16 fat eighths, OR 40, 2-1/2″ crosswise strips cut in half lengthwise for a scrappy look.

For a 24″ wreath, you’ll need 3 yd. cotton fabric. You can also use 12 fat quarters, 24 fat eighths, OR 60, 2-1/2″ crosswise strips cut in half lengthwise for a scrappy look.

This is a great project for clearing out your scrap baskets. Simply cut fabric scraps into 1″ x 6″ pieces for a fabric wreath full of color.

Cut fabric yardage, fat quarters, or fat eighths into 1″ crosswise strips, then subcut every 6″. If using 2-1/2″ fabric strips, cut in half lengthwise (giving you two 1-1/4″ wide pieces from each strip), then subcut every 6″. Trim scrap fabrics into 1″ x 6″ pieces.


How to Make a Fabric Wreath by Donna Fenske & Nancy Zieman



Slide a fabric strip under one of the wire rings on the wreath form, then bring it back to the top. Knot each strip once, then slide to the nearest crossbar on the wreath form. Add another fabric strip, tying once then sliding it next to the previously tied strip.


How to Make a Fabric Wreath by Donna Fenske & Nancy Zieman



Continue tying fabric strips, alternating between the four wires on the wreath form, until each section is completely filled with tied fabric strips.


How to Make a Fabric Wreath by Donna Fenske & Nancy Zieman



Work in one section of the wreath form at a time, then move on to the next until the entire wreath form is filled with tied fabric strips.


How to Make a Fabric Wreath by Donna Fenske & Nancy Zieman



Hang this decorative wreath on your front door to greet guests, hang it above your mantel for a punch of color in your living room or family room, or give it as a gift to a new bride for her home. You’ll have a lovely piece of home décor, and clear out your basket of fabric scraps at the same time. What a great combination of fashion and function.


How to Make a Fabric Wreath by Donna Fenske & Nancy Zieman



 See how simple this impressive project is to make. Watch this short video to see how it’s done and download the free project instructions.


How to Make a Fabric Wreath by Donna Fenske & Nancy Zieman



Thank you, Donna, for your guest blog post.

Bye for now,

Nancy Zieman The Blog

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