Fabric Wreath



1 honey bun {essence by sandy gervais is featured.}
12" wire wreath frame {found at your local craft store}

yall will start by cutting your honey bun strips into 5 1/2" long strips.
it's at this point where you can choose to leave the selvages on or not.
{i left mine on this time.}

note: feel free to use scissors because it doesn't have to be a real accurate 5 1/2" strip. basically what i did was take the already folded honey bun strip,
fold it in half, then fold it in half again, and cut at the folds.
pick a color pattern that you like.
example: purple, red, cream, green, gold, aqua then cream again.

now here's the fun part...
take your first strip, fold it in half lengthwise, and tie it onto your frame.

note: you are folding your strips in half for two reasons...
one: it'll ensure that most of your fabric showing is the print side of the fabric.
two: it's easier to tie your fabric onto the frame.

keep tying your strips on until you have covered your whole frame.

note: on my frame there were 4 wire circles, i just went around all four circles. feel free to make your wreath as full or as bare as you want, but i personally think that the fuller ones are the prettiest ones.

when all your strips are tied on, fluff your strips so that it gives your wreath a messy look.
and you've just made your very own fabric wreath!!!
ain't it pretty???

you can hang it {or drape it} like i did here, or you can take another honey bun strip and tie it into a pretty hanging ribbon.

so go impress all of your friends with your awesome fabric wreath making skills.

and because these wreaths only take a few hours to make, you can whip them up for hostess gifts this holiday season. {they make great house warming gifts too.}
just don't forget to treat yourself to one!!!

hope yall enjoy!!!

p.s. i quilt

39 comments:

Eila said...

Really nice idea and beautiful result!

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

I love this so much! What a pretty wreath to make for every season.

jaybird said...

serious so cute rach!! i'm gonna go buy a wreath today... or maybe two.

Needled Mom said...

Very nice and easy looking.

La mamma curiosa said...

thanks rachel for sharing!!!
http://lamammacuriosa.blogspot.com/2009/11/gratis-natale-44.html

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Great idea!

Dallas Designing-Diva said...

Fabulous idea. I want one for my happy orange door! ;-0

Heather said...

Very cute, Rachel. Love it!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Perfectly cute Rachel!!

Rachel said...

Yeah! Another project! :D I've been missing these! ;)

You did a fabulous job! I just love how easy this seems to make! :) And it's so festive and pretty too! ;)

Blessings!
~Miss Rachel~

allsewnup said...

This is wonderful...I just love the upcoming season.

Carolyn

Laura said...

Great idea! I would love one in Figgy Pudding!

Vickie E said...

awesome Rach! now IF I can find a wire wreath...hmm...Joann's again I think.

rachel griffith said...

thanks yall!!!
yall's comments SO make my day.

so vickie...
i found my wreath frame at michael's.
{next to all the fake plastic fruit.}

Katie B. said...

Very pretty. And it looks like something I really could do! Thanks for the idea.

Brenda said...

Very CUTE Rachel!! I always love your projects!

Shasta said...

Yeah! I need a new fall wreath, and Christmas wreath, and spring wreath....and one for the girls room........

marta said...

oh how i absolutely love this wreath. hope you won't mind if i include this link in my holiday wreath round up. xo.

so happy to find you via craftig.com

sewgwendi said...

I found your ad in my Somertset magazine. Not expecting recyled
80's crafts.

Sherry said...

Love this idea. Thanks for sharing!

Sara said...

Lovely idea. so funny!

Petite Poupee said...

so cute! i love it!!
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http://petitespoupees.blogspot.com/

Ginger said...

So Cute loved this tutorial !
Thank you for sharing it with us all.
hugs

MyA PAZ said...

Hello!!!hermoso tublog,te felicito por tus trabajos!!!

Jody said...

is your sewing area always so pristine? I have to know...

Gretchen said...

fantastic! I can see diggin through my scrap bin... Maybe I'll make a dent!

Bree's place. said...

I usually love all the moda bakeshop ideas..but this one is really nice, I had some glacee left over from awhile ago and am almost done my own wreath! Thanks!

Kari said...

As a former professional floral designer, this has got to be the best replacement for the evergreen wreath at Christmas ever! No stinky piney hands, no blood involved, no pokey wires, sharp knives or stupid bows in sight. I'm in love! You are genius my dear.... Hmmm now which Christmas fabric to use???? Mary Englebreit maybe!

SierraMoon said...

I've always liked this great idea that was featured in the craft magazine Marie Claire idées 2 or 3 years ago and has traveled worldwide since.
Yours is particularly beautiful

Kelly L. said...

This is what I'm going to be using at our December tea for our quilt guild for the favor. I thought it would be nice to make your own favor to take home - there will be thirty of us making them. Thanks for the great idea!

Stephanie said...

My daughter made one of these in Brownie Girl Scouts for her Christmas gift to us. She's now 23. I just love kid crafts.

Michelle said...

I have started making one using an old wire coat hanger and reshaped it to look like a heart I love this idea Thanks

blog da Ione said...

Adorei a idéia!!!

Ione / Brasil

jess said...

Love it!!!!

Jennifer said...

I was inspired by your recipe, Rachel. I finally made my own this weekend, substituting 2.5 charm packs, cut into four strips, for the honeybun (I couldn't find one in local stores). Everyone loves it! Thank you!!!!

fluffyknitter said...

I love this! I just made my version and posted a link to yours on my blog :)My hard to impress daughter wants one too!

Sew Materialistic said...

We love this. a great way to use up your scraps

Ali said...

I have made so many of these and LOVE them! What I don't love is that Honey Buns are hard to find online and pretty expensive. Is there an alternative to use?

mamageese said...

Great idea! thanks! Love to read the comments as well. Inspiring!