Fall is here now with its cool, crisp air and beautiful colours. I’ve been puttering around the house, bring out our extra blankets and enjoying some yummy spice teas. I love cozying up our home for the cooler months. I was looking through my fabric stash last week for some fallish fabrics when I came across this piece of light brown wool.
It was a little scratchy for everyday use, but it had great shape and texture so I thought it would be perfect for a fall fabric wreath. The kids were already part way through their nap time so I wanted a simple, pretty way to put it together that wouldn’t involve a whole lot of time intensive cutting and pinning or gluing. So if you’re looking for a quick, cute project, this is for you.
- Fabric (I used 2/3 of a yard of scrap wool from my fabric stash)
- Wreath form (mine was 12″)
- Fabric scissors
- Glue gun and a couple glue sticks
Step 1. Cut a thin strip of fabric about 2 inches wide.
Glue one end of the fabric strip to the wreath form and start wrapping the wreath with the fabric.
When you get to the end, secure the strip with a dab of hot glue. Now you won’t have to worry about any green peeking through between the fabric after your wreath is finished.
Step 2. Cut a second wider strip of fabric (mine was 10″ wide).
Fold the fabric strip a couple times over and glue the end of it to the wreath form.
Open the folds of the fabric and start wrapping it loosely around the form, arranging the folds as you go.
If you run out of fabric before the wreath is covered simply glue the end of the first strip to the back of the wreath and glue a new fabric strip on top and keep wrapping.
When the wreath is covered, secure the end of the fabric strip to the back of the wreath with hot glue.
Step 3. Cut a thin strip of fabric and fold it in half for a hanger. Glue it to the back of the wreath with a bit of hot glue.
Fluff the folds a little to make sure they aren’t crushed.
Then go find the perfect spot for it and enjoy.