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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Easy No Sew Fall Wreath

Here's a quick and easy no-sew wreath that can be made for any season and looks great hanging on the front door. All you need is a straw wreath of whatever size you like, a yard or so of appropriately festive fabric, pinking shears, and a ball point pen or Philips head screwdriver. You can use all one fabric, or mix several fabrics.

Take a look at how easy it is to make...



First, using pinking shears, cut the fabric into strips about 3 inches wide. Save one strip for later. Cut remaining strips into squares.

Wrap a piece of florist wire or other hanging wire around the wreath, forming a loop at the top for hanging. This is easier to do before you start adding fabric to the wreath.


Take your ball point pen or screwdriver and place the point into the middle of the right side of a fabric square...


...and push it into the straw wreath.


Continue pushing the fabric squares into the straw wreath until the whole top and sides are covered in the fullness that is pleasing to you. I like mine quite full, but some people space their fabric squares out just a bit so more of the fabric design shows. Leave the back of the wreath uncovered so it will sit flat against the door or wall.


This is what mine looks like.


Find the wire hanger you made and orient your wreath so the hanger is at the top. With the strip you saved, wrap it around the wreath in a place that is pleasing to you and tie a nice bow.



Easy No-Sew Fall WreathHang on your front door to greet all your visitors.

This is a wonderful project for anyone who thinks they are 'craft challenged' but still wants to create something nice. It can be made in any size or shape that you can find in a straw wreath and any print or color of fabric can be used.

Have fun experimenting with this and see what you can come up with.

Happy Stitching!


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4 Comments:

  • Hello Mary Grace, thank you for the instructions on the Fall Wreath.Piece of cake, to make by your instructions.It is quite lovely. Regards Lyn

    By Blogger bluebird-lyn, At November 28, 2008 at 4:17 AM  

  • Hi Mary Grace,
    Happy Late Thanksgiving to you too! I love your Fall Wreath...I think I could even do that...it's so very pretty...wouldn't some Christmas Fabric look nice, too? You are always creating such beautiful things!
    God Bless You,
    Merry :)

    By Anonymous merryknitter, At November 28, 2008 at 6:29 PM  

  • Thanks, Lyn and Merry! You are both so right...very easy to make! You can use any colors or prints of fabric that you have, even scraps that you need to use up. This is nice for any season or holiday. It would make a lovely housewarming gift or hostess gift too.

    Glad you like it!

    MGM

    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At November 28, 2008 at 7:46 PM  

  • What a lovely wreath MG! I shall have to try that sometime... 8-)

    By Blogger MYRA, At December 2, 2008 at 11:10 AM  

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