11.24.2013

Fabric Scrap Christmas Wreath

Thanks to Hobby Lobby, I can start my Christmas projects in August. Thanks to being a blogger, I can get them done before New Year's. I was inspired to make this wreath from a post by All Things Thrifty. I just think her little drop cloth ruffle wreath is so adorable!




 
 
This one started out life as a piece of pipe insulation. I like to stuff it full of pages from the phonebook. (That they keep sending me even though I called to get off the route!) But it comes in useful for things like this.
 
 
After it's stuffed full, I make sure it's sealed with a piece of tape. Even though it has a really sticky piece that's supposed to keep it closed, I do this because it's really busting with paper by the time I'm done. Then, tape the ends together.
 

 
To hide the black tubing underneath the rope, I placed a piece of burlap, then wrapped my rope around it, hot gluing every now and then to hold it in place. I kept going until there was just space enough for the fabric. How big or small depends on how you want it.
 

 
I bought a pack of Christmas fabric scraps from Hobby Lobby (1/2 off) for $5. I cut each one into rough squares. I wasn't too particular about it being perfect.
 
 
 

 
 Then I folded the pieces into a triangular-like form.
 


 
To help hold the pieces like this, before I folded them, I added a circle of hot glue to the middle.
 
Then, I just hot glued to the tube.
 
 
I continued this with all the different kinds of fabric that came with the pack.
 

 
Here is a close up of what the rope will look like.
 
 
To hold the ribbon in place, I always dab a bit of hot glue on the back side. And then at the top where I want to put the bow.
 

 
I have it in the store where I have my vendor space. I'm going to have it in the raffle to benefit the local food bank. I've named it Scrappy.
 
 
Bonus project comes from the Dollar Store. I bought this tree hanger for $7.
 
 
I wrapped it in burlap ribbon, and then laid more burlap across, and glued in the back. I added twisted pieces of rope where the pieces meet, and along the bottom. I used some of the original garland that came on it and a couple of cowboy ornaments from the Dollar Store, as well.
 

 
Ironically this one cost more to make than the wreath. But I think it turned out pretty cute. :)
 
Y'all have a very safe and happy Thanksgiving! I'll catch ya on the flip-side.
 
Cheers,
Jodi

6 comments:

  1. so creative & cute! i adore your talent!

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  2. So cute! Great way to recycle scraps! Great to meet you & new follower! Thanks for sharing at Whatever Wednesday on Thank You Honey!

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  3. What a cute wreath! Thanks for linking it up to Twirl & Take a Bow last week! I hope you'll join us again this week!

    - Brooke -

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