I enjoy decorating my home for the seasons and for holidays. One thing that can really liven up a space and make the area more festive is a wreath. Usually, I purchase a wreath from the store but since I realized how easy they are to make, I’ve started making my own and saving a small fortune in the process! Today, I’m sharing how to make this?DIY Fabric Wreath for summer. The kicker is, the supplies cost just around $6 for the entire project!
DIY Fabric Wreath for Summer
You’ll need the following supplies and tools:
- 12″ wire wreath form
- 4 pieces of fat quarters fabric, approximately 18″x21″, in coordinating colors/patterns
- silk flowers – pick a color that matches the fabric
- fabric cutter (I just use a basic rotary cutter)
- scissors or wire cutters
- hot glue gun
- Start by unfolding?each fat quarter and laying it flat. You could iron it if you want, but there really is no need to.
- Cut each fat quarter into pieces approximately 1″ x 5.5″.
3. Once all of your pieces are cut, start tying them around the wreath form, alternating the different fabric and patterns.
4. Repeat this until the entire wreath form is covered in fabric. I’ve had practice on a few wreaths and have found it easiest to do sections, rather than rows. See the images above and below for an example.
This is very tedious and time consuming so it’s really a perfect activity to do while watching your favorite show on television or Netflix.
5. Once your entire wreath form is full of fabric scraps, you’ll want to fluff it out real nicely, to make the wreath full.
6. Using a scissors, cut the silk flowers are the base of the flower, taking the leaves off but discarding the stems.
7. Arrange the leaves nicely underneath?each flower, hot glue together.
8. Arrange the flowers (with leaves) as you desire on the wreath. Hot glue to secure.
It’s as easy as that! Now hang it on a door or a wall!
I’ve been making these wreaths throughout the spring and summer so I’ll be sharing more designs with you in the coming weeks. You might also enjoy the following wreath tutorials: