Do have a stash of pretty fabric scraps? Make a wreath out of your fabric scraps! Add some string lights and you have an instant fun Christmas wreath.
I did a fun and easy project that was just perfect to use up a bunch of fabric scraps that were just laying around. I love projects that allow me to rummage through my craft stash and use up leftover bits and pieces. A fabric scraps wreath is the perfect way to use up leftover ribbon bits, torn fabric bits and old clothes that are to ragged to wear but that are made with a pretty fabric.
Supplies needed for a fabric scrap wreath
A stash of fabric (scraps) in the color combination that works for you.
A plain metal ring. I found a white one at the crafstore but you can make your own from old metal clothes hangers or salvage them from an old lamp shade.
A string of Christmas lights
Craft wire or some tiebacks (just go through your kitchen drawer if you are anything like me you will have hundreds of them lying around).
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Wrap the lights around the metal frame and losely attach them with the craft wire or tiebacks. You don’t have to put much thought into this. The tying the fabric onto the wreath later will secure the lights even better.
Tear or cut you fabric into strips. Mine were about 15 cm (7” ) long and I varied the width from 2 cm (1 inch) to 5 cm (2 inch). No exact science necessary here. I used fabric, ribbon and even a whole bunch of this curtain ribbon (you know the kind you have to sew to the back of a curtain to make pleads) I found somewhere in the dungeons of my craft room.
And then just tie, and tie, and tie. The only thing that you have to be careful about is that you do not tie in any little lightbulbs, keep them free so that they can shine their light and loose the little heat they generate (mine are LED so they become luke warm at best).
And then enjoy!
ooooohhh. I love this!! I want to make one!
Heej Marianne, niet leuk voor je, dat je nog steeds niet lekker bent!!
Maar van de andere kant, rust maar eens lekker uit, kun je alles bij lezen!! Ik zie je al zitten met een woonblad of een dik boek. Heerlijk!!
Leuk hoor die krans,misschien dat ik er ook een maak. Ik zal er eens ove denken!
Beterschap en een heel fijn Sint weekend!
that is so cute Marianne…that would be a great way to use your fabric scraps!!!
Just wonderful! Now, I have to try making one!
Sherri @ Design2Shine says
This is so pretty! I might just have to try it!
perfect….I think I just may give that a try- great colors- and your pictures are lovely
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Beth@The Stories of A to Z says
Your wreath is adorable. I love it!
Household 6 says
Oh goodness, this is too fun! I love the red and white patterns that you chose, and seriously, this works for everyone's color style! Thanks for sharing the idea 🙂
I really love it! I love the red and white and the way you made it!
Oh, how cute is that?!
Hope you are feeling better!
Elizabeth (blue clear sky) says
Very pretty. My son made one last year as a grade 4 school Christmas craft, without the lights. I was one of the volunteers that cut yards and yards of strips for the class. He is very proud of it.
LuLu Kellogg says
I love this idea with the wreath and I am going to make one!
Studio At Crow Haven Farm says
I am so going to try my hand at this. Thank you so much for the lovely pictures and step by step instructions. Happy Holidays and Enjoy the Blog Party.
I love the wreath! Red is my favorite color so that's another reason it intrigues me. Thank you for sharing!
CUTE!!!!!!!!!! Really love how this turned out. Merry Christmas! Charlene
Linda K. says
Pretty wreath with lights and red fabric. I need to try this.
my day says
toen ik je post las ben ik gister gelijk aan de slag gegaan,maar ik had geen lampjes en ronde ijzeren ring.Ik had nog wel een strokrans liggen dus heb de reepjes iets langer geknipt en nu hangt hij aan de kast,zo leuk geworden.Ik wil er ook nog één met lampjes maken en witte stof,ja ik ben weg van je ragamuffin krans.
Fijne zondag,groetjes Ingrid.
What a lovely wreath! Excellent idea. I'm making a wreath for our frontdoor right now. But i use pine and thuja twigs. Have a wonderful week. /linnea-maria
Absolutely stunning! The lights just make it.
New Every Morning says
Ohh! Love it!!!
So beautiful! Love what you have created.
I love this idea – I'm pinning it for use this Christmas!
I love your wreath! Can't wait to try this for Christmas.
Love the wreath, I made the garland last year. I have a dumb question. Did you use plug in lights or the other kind?
Sue Fenton says
Ohhhh–I LOVE this!! I have to make one for July 4th–thanks for your GREAT
easy directions & pictures!!! Can’t wait to show mine off!!! Will be checking back!!!