Procrastinator that I am, I waited until the last minute to make a couple of Valentine's decorations. These fabric wreaths are nothing new, I first saw them over twenty years ago. I made one for my mother-in-law then and intended to make one for myself, but I never did. Then, they fell out of favor for many years, but now they are back, so I finally made one for myself.
I won't do a tutorial since there are so many out there already. Just google wreath made with pinked cloth squares and you'll find plenty. When I made one twenty years ago, I cut each square with pinking shears, but this time I used an Olfa pinking blade for a rotary cutter. So. much. easier. And faster. Zip, zip, zip and they were all done. Start to finish, the round wreath only took about thirty minutes.
For these wreaths, I used a heart shaped Styrofoam wreath form, a round Styrofoam wreath form, and about two yards of fabric (three different cottons and one sheer glittery fabric), cut into three inch squares. I also used about a quarter yard of silver lame. I used a dull pencil to poke holes in the Styrofoam and filled the hole with white glue before pushing the fabric square in with the pencil. I gave it a little twist to secure it in the hole and it also helped get the pencil out. I also made the holes about a half inch apart.
A lot of tutorials just pin the fabric on, or poke it into the wreath form without glue, but I plan on keeping these awhile and wanted the fabric to stay put. The fabric in my mother-in-law's wreath was still secure when she got rid of it four years ago.
I'm linking up to:
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest #70
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home #88
Fabulously Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo #88
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove #51