Valentine's Day Scrap Wreath

Here's a quick n' simple wreath that you can whip up before Cupid slings his next bow.  Actually, what I had on hand was scraps in pink and white, so it by default turned into a Valentine's Day wreath.  Use whatever scraps you have or make one for Spring, St. Patty's Day, the 2014 Winter Olympics, etc.  No skill necessary--my kind of project.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:

scraps of fabric I had, including a duvet cover that was coarse and therefore rejected by my daughter

  • Wire wreath (I chose a 12" wreath from Michael's.  Using my 40% off coupon, it cost about $2.50).
  • Silk flower (optional)   I used the flower because Michael's was having a half off sale on silk flowers that day...cost about $2.00).
  • Fabric scraps cut into 3" x 7" strips  (I used about 75-100 strips in the 3 coordinating colors I had on hand).
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler

1.  Cut your strips of fabric so that each is 3" x 7".   You may have to cut a few dozen and then play it by ear on how many more you'll need.  (If you like a fuller, more densely populated look, obviously you'll need more strips).

2.  Attach one in a single knot on any rung of your wreath form.

3.  Repeat step 2 until your fingers become gnarled and arthritic.

4.  When you're done with filling in all the empty space with your fabric scraps, feed the flower through and hide the stem in the back.  I actually cheated and put the flower in fairly early and used that opportunity to skimp on some fabric strips in the general vicinity of the flower.  Just call me "cheater cheater, pumpkin eater..."

5.  Hang it or gift it, Crafty One!