Do have a stash of pretty fabric scraps? Make a wreath out of your fabric scraps! Add some string lights and you have an instant fun Christmas wreath.
I did a fun and easy project that was just perfect to use up a bunch of fabric scraps that were just laying around. I love projects that allow me to rummage through my craft stash and use up leftover bits and pieces. A fabric scraps wreath is the perfect way to use up leftover ribbon bits, torn fabric bits and old clothes that are to ragged to wear but that are made with a pretty fabric.
Supplies needed for a fabric scrap wreath
A stash of fabric (scraps) in the color combination that works for you.
A plain metal ring. I found a white one at the crafstore but you can make your own from old metal clothes hangers or salvage them from an old lamp shade.
A string of Christmas lights
Craft wire or some tiebacks (just go through your kitchen drawer if you are anything like me you will have hundreds of them lying around).
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Wrap the lights around the metal frame and losely attach them with the craft wire or tiebacks. You don’t have to put much thought into this. The tying the fabric onto the wreath later will secure the lights even better.
Tear or cut you fabric into strips. Mine were about 15 cm (7” ) long and I varied the width from 2 cm (1 inch) to 5 cm (2 inch). No exact science necessary here. I used fabric, ribbon and even a whole bunch of this curtain ribbon (you know the kind you have to sew to the back of a curtain to make pleads) I found somewhere in the dungeons of my craft room.
And then just tie, and tie, and tie. The only thing that you have to be careful about is that you do not tie in any little lightbulbs, keep them free so that they can shine their light and loose the little heat they generate (mine are LED so they become luke warm at best).
And then enjoy!
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.