fabric wreath tutorial

Some of my favorite decor pieces from the baby shower I just hosted were the fabric wreaths I made. I love how simple and elegant they came out and I also love the fact that I should be able to repurpose these for other events and holidays coming up. I made one large one for the front door using a 10 inch foam wreath form and two smaller ones for my back door using the 6 inch wreath forms. If you like these, I hope this fabric wreath tutorial will be helpful if you try and make one yourself.

 

I’ve had a few requests for a tutorial on this so here it is. If you make one, please share the photos!

I used a bleached muslin I purchased on sale a while ago to make these. Besides the fabric and the wreath form, I used quilting pins, my rotary cutter and a plastic measuring guide for cutting my fabric.

I used the guide and the rotary cutter to cut 3 inch squares out. It doesn’t have to be perfect and I actually liked the fraying that happened from cutting the fabric haphazardly.

Once you cut out your mountain of squares, you want to pinch and fold them so the bottom becomes a point and the tops look something like this. Again, this doesn’t have to be perfect. You’ll like the visual variety it gives if not all of them are absolutely identical.

Once you have your square folded up, use a quilting pin to get ready to attach it to the foam wreath form.

Here is a close up with the arrow pointing to the quilting pin on the wreath. Just start arranging them close together to fill up your form. I found it easier to fill in sections little by little until I reached the desired fullness.

Don’t think you need to completely cover the foam either. You’ll notice in the picture on the right below, there is foam showing but when you fluff up the fabric on the left, no one will ever know.

And just in case you are wondering, I did not put any on the back since I wanted it to lay flat against the door. For the two that I made for my glass exterior doors, I just wrapped some white muslin along the back to finish off the backs a bit.

Here are two close ups of the larger finished one.

If you have any questions or need me to clarify anything in this fabric wreath tutorial, just leave me a comment and I’ll be glad to help. Enjoy!

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~Anna

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Comments

  1. says

    This is so cute! I think I like your idea of the fabric better than what I’m working on. I’ve got felt circles that I’m cutting out and it’s taking FOREVER. I may have to scrap it and do this instead!

  2. Carmella says

    beatutiful work! I love the way they look hanging on the doors! thanks for sharing, I never realized it could be that easy!

  3. Michelle says

    OOOh I saw these the other day and fell in love I am sooooo glad you decided to put up the tutorial! Thanks so much, will have to try these for sure!

  4. Ginger says

    I’ll be featuring YOU this Thursday in my {take a look at you} post. Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday last week. Hope to see you again tomorrow night at 7 pm when this week’s party goes live. :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

  5. The Mayne's says

    I love this. How much fabric did you end up using, and about how many squares do you need for a 10″ wreath?

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