My Christmas Wreath

3While looking at my sad wreaths of Christmas’ past I came to the conclusion that I needed something new, something fresh. I didn’t really want to go buy a new wreath or even buy a bunch of new items to make one. So again, I shopped my stash.
I found an old Halloween wreath, another sad holiday decoration. I knew it would be a perfect wreath to build off of, it’s just a wooden twig wreath.
 I know, sad right? The first thing I did was rip off all of those jack-o-lanterns and leaves. I then went through my fabric stash and pulled out my “Christmas” approved fabrics. I used the same technique as I did in my Halloween wreath on the fabric and ripped it all into strips. Here is a easy way to get your fabric in strips for easy assembly:
Start by cutting slits on one side of the fabric and go all the way down the desired length.
Then just rip away each strip starting where you cut the slit. It makes the process go much faster!

Repeat for all of your fabric until you get enough to cover your wreath.

Then I randomly tied the fabric strips to pieces of the wreath.
Do you see that star there? It is one of 3 ornaments that I bought years ago and never did anything with. I have loved them since I bought them and I’m glad that they are finally making it into my Christmas decor.



I glued all 3 stars to the wreath first so that I would know where to tie all of the strips of fabric. I used some cream ribbon I had to top it off and there you have it!


Ahhhh that’s MUCH better! It is SO much more me and is WAY more cute!
So what do you think?
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Comments

  1. This is just beautiful! I love your choice of fabrics. The stars are the perfect touch. Great job!

  2. I think it turned out super cute! Nice job!

  3. Big improvement! It looks pretty

  4. The wreath turned out really cute!

    BTW I featured your advent calendar to day!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I am now following your blog, I don’t know why I haven’t been all along!!

  5. LOVE it!!!! Sooo creative & very cute!

  6. SUPER cute! Awesome job!

  7. Beautiful wreath – and totally recycled, awesome!

  8. Love the wreath! There will be no other like it ~ unless it’s an imitation of yours~ in your neighbourhood. That makes it very special.

  9. Soo cute! Love the inspiration – you did a fabulous job!

  10. I love it! Fabulous job! Truely lovely!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

  11. Anonymous says:

    Very nice!

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