Sunday, November 28, 2010

Raggedy Christmas Wreath

It's time to decorate for Christmas!  Here is a simple Christmas wreath tutorial.  The cost is minimal and the entire project will take less than an 1 hour to complete.   The final product is a funky, raggedy wreath that has a very cute handmade look to it.  It's a great appreciation gift to give to teachers, friends and family members especially if your child has a hand in making this holiday project.


You will need:

Wooden Embroidery Hoop.  I used one with a 5" diameter.  Take it apart.  Each side will make 1 wreath.


Embroidery Ring

Fabric in your choice of colors that you will tear into strips about 1.5" wide and cut into lengths of 5.5" and one longer piece (any color) about 12" long.   It doesn't need to be perfect in size.  I used red, checkered red, white and gold fabric. 


Fabric Strips
 
Step 1:  Tie your fabric strips onto your ring.  It doesn't matter where you start but try to alternate the colors.  Continue to tie around the entire hoop, leaving a small space to tie a loop for hanging.


Tie Strips to Ring

Step 2:  When you're nearly done with filling up your ring with your fabric strips, loop the longer piece of fabric onto you ring.  This will be used to hang your wreath.  Continue to tie more fabric pieces onto your ring until it is completely covered.  (I hid the knotted part of my long hanger piece near the hoop base.)


Make a Hanger

Step 3: Optional - trim the fabric on your wreath if you want a more "structured" look.
Step 4:  Hang your wreath.


Completed Wreath
 This is how the back of the wreath looks like.

Back View

Happy Holidays!