Friday, August 27, 2010

No Function Friday – Fabric Wreath

Ok, so I’m not one to normally toot my own horn…but I am SUPER excited about this week’s craft! It turned out GORGEOUS!

I’d love to lay claim to this piece of beauty, but I originally saw this idea over at High Heels and a Hammer and fell IN LOVE! Kristen’s wreath is beautiful! And I knew instantly I had to make my own!

So, I sat on the idea for a couple weeks. Then I found the perfect fabric!!

I bought a pre-assembled pack of fabric at Joann’s Craft Store on clearance that was perfect for my personality and red front door!

I paid more for this than I usually would for a project, but, I couldn’t have assembled a better array of fabrics myself!  So, I paid $14.97 for the fabric pack. It was regularly $29.99!! That’s just craziness in my opinion!

And I paid $3 for the ring at Michael’s.

And then is the easy part!

I cut and ripped each panel of fabric 1 inch wide and 9 inches long.

I’m not going to give a tutorial because Kristen did that already and I followed her steps pretty much as she wrote it.

My pile of fabric went from this:

To this:

I did not have enough fabric for the outer/biggest ring. But honestly, you’d never know if I didn’t tell you.  It’s still super full and you can’t see the extra ring over all the fabric. It would just be that much bigger if you finished off the outer ring too.

And it was that simple!

Time consuming? Yes. I think it took me about four hours to complete, from cutting, ripping to tying. But I sat in front of the TV watching movies with the Doodle, so it was a complete no brainer task.

And I did get blisters on my fingers from the fabric rubbing wear spots when I tied it.  But SO worth it!

Pictures absolutely do NOT do this wreath justice! It is just stunning in person!

And I’ll pass on a little idea my best friend had when she saw my wreath…this would be beautiful in Halloween or Christmas fabric!! Or think 4th of July…red, white, blue and star hanging in the middle! There are lots of cute wreaths you could make!

This one cost more than my usual craft projects, but it’s still less than $20 and well worth the price tag for the statement it makes to my front door! And I’m positive it can be made cheaper with different fabric choices than I made.

Fabric - $15
Ring -   $ 3
Total = $18

Oh, and FYI...make sure you check in next week!  I will be having a vote for my new logo!!!  And a GIVEAWAY!!

AND...check in this weekend.  I'm finishing up a FALL project that I am going to TRY to post tomorrow!  I want to submit it to Thrifty Decor Chick's Fall Inspiration Party! 

And of course, I will be posting this project to my favorite parties!!

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  1. OMGosh, your wreath is fantastic! I love the colors you chose as well. I will check out Kristen's site for the tut. I want to make one of these. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the link to Kristen's.

  2. The wreath is pretty - but I LOVE the numbers on your door. That is the absolute cutest thing ever!

  3. Cute wreath. I think I will have to copy and make one of these. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kai - Thank you!! I actually purchased the number from Belvedere Designs. Usually you can visit the Young House Love blog and get a 15% off code (which is what I did). It didn't cost much and was SO easy! :)

  5. This is absolutely fabulous! Thanks for checking out my blog, hope to hear more from you in the future!

  6. OH I just love rag projects! Great idea and perfect colors for this time of year. I bet it'll store very well too.

  7. That is just gorgeous! You did a fabulous job on the wreath.

  8. It is gorgeous!!! And you could use a lot of different fabrics!! Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!

  9. Ok, this is absolutely beautiful! I have a ton of fabric scraps calling for me to turn them into a wreath!

  10. Oooh! I like this very much! Nice work. So worth the blisters. :)

  11. Great wreath! I love it! The patterns are great.

    Also, love the leopard pumpkins above. I may have to try that technique this year!

  12. Loooove this! I just love the colors as well! Thank you so much for linking your wonderful creation up at Frou Frou Decors party! I hope you had a lovely weekend..and I hope you come to the next party!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  13. I love the way your wreath turned out! The colors are perfect for your door. Looks beautiful. Thanks for the linky love! :)
    ~Kristen @ High Heels and a Hammer

  14. I want to make one!! Thanks for sharing at Socialize with me Monday til Sunday

  15. IT is super cute.... did you treat the fabric at all? I am wondering how it will hold up in the rain? I really like how full yours looks.

  16. I love, love love it! I'm SO going to make one!

    Many Blessings,

  17. I don't know how I missed this post?! I love warm and fuzzy, just like a big slobbery dog kiss :)