A couple of weeks ago, the ladies at my church got together to make fall wreaths for the church door. We had youth that night, so I couldn’t participate, but I snuck in to check out their creations (in case you haven’t noticed, I have a thing for wreaths). Teresa, our pastor’s wife, had the most brilliant idea for a fabric wreath that I’ve ever seen. I mean I knew our church ladies could cook, but they can craft too? They’re legit, man!
I had to try one of these babies for myself, and it didn’t disappoint. It was so easy to make and will be so versatile. Plus, I didn’t use any hot glue! That was a first for me.
You’ll need a straw wreath, fabric squares (I used burlap, go figure), and a screwdriver. Yep. That’s it. Unless you want to add some doolittles to yours.
First, cut your fabric into squares. I cut my burlap into 2×2 inch squares.
And then, take the screwdriver (I used a very small flat head), and simply punch the fabric into the wreath.
And you’re done!
It’s pretty as it is.
But you can dress it up a little, too.
I added a few spray-painted burlap rosettes and a piece of Christmas tree greenery. I attached them with floral wire, so I can change out the adornments when I want.
I kinda like it plain, though, with maybe a little ribbon or bow added to it. And after I found out that you could successfully spray paint burlap (!), I started dreaming of the possibilities with this baby.
A red painted burlap wreath with a simple white ribbon for Valentine’s day.
A yellow painted burlap wreath with a ‘springy’ ribbon for spring.
I’m getting excited.
And, the wonderful thing about this method is that it works for other fabric, too. Teresa and the ladies at church were using plain colored cotton fabric. They cut their squares with pinking shears, which made for a really neat presentation as well.
You’d be surprised how well the fabric holds in place, too. Obviously, it will come out if you pull hard, but that’s part of the beauty of it too. If you get tired of it, just rip it all out and start all over! Simple stuff, man!
Have a blessed Wednesday 🙂