Tutorial ~ Spring Wreath

A few months ago we had the amazing opportunity to guest post at The Idea Room and thought we should repost our wreath, just in case you missed it.  Even though it says it’s a spring wreath… you can make it year round!!

I have been desperately needing a new wreath for my front door.  My Valentine red burlap wreath was still up and yes, I know it’s MAY!  Time for something a little more spring and a lot more summer. Enter… some super cute sheets from Ross, a square wood frame, clear hair bands, hot glue and a little Lisa Leonard bling!

If you haven’t ever thought of sheets as a great fabric alternative, now’s the time to add them to your crafting arsenal!  I found this great set of California king sheets at Ross for $15.00 I have no idea how many yards that translates to, but it’s way more fabric than you can get at the fabric store for that price!!  I tore the sheets into 14 inch wide strips…

…using the clear hair bands I created two rows of gathered puffs down the center of the 14 inch wide strip leaving about an 1 1/2 on either side to glue to the frame.

Once the puff strip was complete, I glued it onto the frame leaving the edges free to wrap around to the back of the frame and glue on the back as well.

I know it’s not pretty, but really… who’s looking at the back of your fabulous wreath anyway?

I did find that after I had completed all four sides that it lacked a little oomph, so I created a single row of poofs with a 6 inch strip of the fabric…

… I then glued that onto the inside of the square to create a third row of poofs {technical word I know.}

I embellished the wreath with a Lisa Leonard Pennant Banner which I have fallen madly in love with!!  Thank you Lisa for creating a home décor line!!

Isn’t it lovely?!  Now I have a fabulously fun wreath for my sad little front door. 

Comments

  1. karla says

    I love the wreath. The shape is my favorite. I am a little lost though. I don't quite understand how you made the puff strips. I think it might be too early for me or I'm just in blah land right now, but I'm confused. Is there any way you can explain the whole part about creating the strips just a bit more in detail? Thanks
    Karla

  2. Kara says

    It turned out just gorgeous! Love the idea of using sheets-pure genius. I'm with Karla, how did you make the puff strips?

  3. Poor Badger Creations says

    I am soooo with you about using sheets for fabric. I LOVE my outlet store for all the yardage I get for mere pennies. I HAD to pin this on pinterest, too CUTE!

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