This tutorial for how to make a Christmas wreath is an excellent way to use up fabric scraps and create a pretty wreath.
The video is for a wreath for the 4th of July, but it can be used for any occasion, as noted at the end.
Use Christmas colors and patterns and you’ll have a beautiful wreath; your holiday guests will be touching it, trying to figure out how you made it.
Once the fabric pieces are ready, you could do this wreath while you’re watching a movie.
Have a look at the video and see if you want to have a go. The first few seconds made me smile; we get to see Alfie the dog wearing a finished wreath.
- Foam wreath ring
- Glue suitable for use with foam
- Scissors and ruler or cutting mat and rotary cutter
- Blunt pencil
- Cord hanging loop
- Optional: Small decorations, such as beads
- Cut fabric into squares of about 2 inches. They don’t need to be perfect or even square.
- Lay out some pieces of fabric face down; choose different patterns and colors.
- Place a blob of glue on each piece.
- Put a piece of fabric onto the foam, right side up.
- Take the pencil and push the fabric into the foam.
- Do different sections of the hoop to make sure the patterns and colors are distributed evenly.
- Check for white gaps and fill them in.
- Glue on the decorations and maybe a Christmas bow, allow the glue to dry.
- Glue the cord to the back of the hoop, and use pins to hold it in place until it’s dry.