Thursday, May 9, 2013

Summertime Flower Wreath

I was asked to teach a class in Relief Society (women's organization in my church) on how to make a fun summer wreath.  After searching around on Pinterest I found a simple one made out of fabric strips (she used vintage sheets) and fabric flowers.  The picture and link are at the bottom of this post.
Here is my version. 
If you follow my blog at all you know I have been on a crazy sewing kick so I had lots of fabric to choose from.

Five of the six flowers are made with different techniques that I plan on teaching.  Hopefully everyone will learn a new skill and go away with something pretty to put on their door.
Here is basically how I made it:
1-12 inch Styrofoam wreath (I got mine at Jo Ann's, reg $4.99 with a 40% off coupon for $3.00.)
5-6 strips fabric 1.2"x24"  (I just ripped the fabric into strips, no need to cut or hem.)
6 fabric flowers I made  (You can go to Youtube and type in 'fabric flower tutorials' and they show step by step how to make all kinds of fabric flowers.)
Miscellaneous buttons and beads for flower centers.
Straight pins.
Wrap wreath entirely with fabric strips using small straight pins to secure it to the wreath form, placing pins on the back so they don't show on the front.
After making as many flowers as you want you just push straight pin into the flowers and shove them into the covered wreath.  That's it!  Another great thing about this wreath is that you can change out the fabric and flowers for each season or holiday because nothing is glued down.
Here is the link to the inspiration wreath.  She does a really nice tutorial if you want to hop on over to her blog.


Lori said...

How cute is that!!! I love it!!

Saimi said...

Your ward is lucky to have such a fantastic, skilled, talented crafter in their mist!

Garden of Egan said...

Love the summeryness of it.

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

That is such a sweet, fun, whimsical wrest. Love it.

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Gosh, I really should double check before I click post.

wrest = wreath... LOL!