I’m on a wreath kick. In the last month and a half, I’ve made 3 wreaths. And they’ve been glorious. (Well, at least to me!) John and I were bumming around Jo-Ann’s the other day and I found this beautiful trio of fabric. I’m not always a huge chevron fan, but I couldn’t put these three prints down. (More accurately, I wouldn’t let John put them down, since he was carrying the bolts of fabric. Have I recently mentioned how awesome my husband is? ) The colors were cool, summery… I was hooked! I just needed a project. So I created this easy chevron wreath. (And yes, I made it for about $16– from start to finish!).
- Pinking shears (I used Fiskars)
- disappearing ink pen (find in the sewing notions section of Jo-Ann’s or Michaels)
- Cutting mat
- 1 1/2 yards of blue chevron cloth (you can find it at Jo-Ann’s!)
- 1 1/2 yards of lime green chevron cloth (again, Jo-Ann’s!)
- 1/2 yard of orange chevron cloth (if you want to make the cloth rosettes)
- hot glue gun
- 12 inch wire wreath frame (from Michaels)
For the wreath:
- Using the disappearing ink pen, mark off strips of each cut of blue and green cloth that are 1.5 inches wide by 7 inches long. Cut with the pinking shears.
- Tie each strip onto the wreath frame. To give your wreath volume, fold each strip in half (pattern facing out) and double knot onto the wire. You should fill the frame on each wire and pack the knots together as tightly as possible. (If there’s a lot of room on the wire, the fabric won’t stand up as nicely.)
- Turn the wreath over and push any stray fabric ends through the other side of the wreath. The strips will stick up on their own– starch isn’t needed.
For the rosettes:
- Divide the 1/2 yard of orange cloth into three equally wide parts and cut.
- Roll a strip of cloth so that it becomes a long tube. Secure with a dot of hot glue at each end so that the tube doesn’t unravel.
- Begin at one end and roll about one inch of the tube into a tight “bud”. This is the center of the rose and you’ll build off of it for the rest of the flower.
- Gently twist the tube of fabric and attach to the “bud” with hot glue. Rolling the fabric gently will give the illusion of the rosette having petals. Once you have used the rest of the fabric tube, tuck the end under the rosette and glue.
- To attach to the wreath, you can use wire or glue. Or, if you’re like me and have a hard time committing, use a safety pin or a small crafting clip to attach it to the wire frame.