The story behind this wreath: Before heading to Kindergarten and my school’s daycare system, I would go to my babysitter’s house during the week. I vividly remember my babysitter being really crafty and around this time of the year, we (the other kids and I) would eat lunch in the living room because she would have the dining room table covered in projects. The projects I remember the most…and have wanted to replicate ever since…are her fabric wreaths. They were beautiful, came in so many different colors and sizes, and just seemed so magical to me. I would wander into the dining room and spy wreaths in various stages of completeness and try to see if it was easy enough for a four-year-old to re-create.
- Fabric in your chosen colors…if you are making a more traditional Christmas wreath, that will probably be greens and reds. I hope to make a fall wreath for next year with golds, oranges, and reds. For this project, I used 4 1/2 fat quarters to fill the wreath. TIP: Look for fabric with color on both sides. Only one of my FQs did, so I’m trying to convince myself that the faded pieces that show give the wreath a ‘flocked’ look
- Wreath form – I don’t know how foam will stand up to this project, so go with the straw-filled kind. Mine is thrifted.
- Package of straight pins (at least 300)
- Pinking shears or rotary blade with the pinking blade set up
- Straight edge (like a ruler)
- The motivation to finish. This is a daunting project and can get a bit boring as you put the fabric onto the wreath form…get your instant queue ready to go, or grab some friends and have a wreath making evening