Do you just love using things up? From leftover food to craft supplies, I get a little rush when a use up the last of an item I have been holding onto, especially if something special comes as a result.
I adore fabric. In fact I could own a fabric store. I'm sort of a junkie, really. Anyway, a while back I cut fabric scraps into strips 4" wide. I made some quilts and other projects from them and was left with a few bits. This week I decided to put them to use making fall wreaths, one for a young friend, and one for Century View Lodge.
There are at least four advantages to this project:
- It is thin so can fit between a door and storm or screen door.
- It is lightweight so hanging it is a breeze.
- It is inexpensive, using minimal materials.
- It is fast, only taking about an hour, start to finish.
Now you may use ribbon for this. I used just a bit. But fabric is much more cost effective and there are thousands of beautiful and fun patterns. Go crazy!
Here's how to make one for yourself (or a friend or two).
- 18" wire wreath frame
- 32-40 2" strips of fabric that are 20-22" long, If the fabric is very thick, use longer pieces. Choose different patterns and colors in multiples of 4, ie: 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, etc.
- 6-8 4" x 45" strips of burlap or other neutral fabric