As far as this house is concerned, when pitchers and catchers report for spring training (lets go Phillies), it’s springtime.
So for two weeks now, I’ve had a yarn wrapped wreath with beige yarn pom-poms, because I’ve had commitment issues with changing it up for spring. When I saw the original wreath at Tatertots & Jello, I loved the idea of wrapping fabric, and figured it was time to commit. I changed mine up a little bit with the bow for the simple fact that my wreath form hangs on our door with one of those magnet hooks, and I’ve been using a repurposed curtain sash to hold it on the hook, which I tie with a bow. I didn’t want bow overload, so I went with a few flowers.
fabric & scissors
straight pins (for pinning the end down & your flowers)
I started off with my old yarn wrapped wreath. In it’s naked state, it’s a straw wreath form, left in its’ original plastic. I got mine at my local craft store with a handy-dandy 40% off coupon.
You’ll want to cut strips of your fabric. I’m not entirely sure how much fabric I used, maybe a 1/4 yard or so. I cut as I wrapped because I didn’t want to cut too much at once and have leftover strips.
Wrap, wrap, wrap.
When you’re at the end, use a straight pin to hold it down. You can also do some glue, or just tuck it under. Whatever is handy is just fine.
Now, you’re ready for the flower portion. I used Martha Stewart paint chip samples from Home Depot.
Fun story – I asked my husband to grab some of these on a run for caulk, and asked for “springish colors” and really just hoped for the best.and I was pretty thrilled that he came back with 2 coordinating colors – a cool yellow and an orangey-yellow. This whole thing was done during naptime, and I didn’t even make a note of what colors these were exactly. The bonus of using paint chips is they’re free, convenient, bright, and I love a quick change. You can certainly use fabric or something else convenient for you. I simply had nothing in the color family I wanted, and wanted to go for a different look.
Ok, so for your flowers, I just cut different sized circles, then added scallops.
Stack ’em up until you get a cute little flower shape.
I used some pins from my sewing box to hold these on for something different, but you can glue them, sew them, or whatever you like.
Then just pin them on the wreath. I did a second pin, on an angle in each flower just for extra sticking power. I also tied my beige sash around the top for holding it on the hook.