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Tutorial – DIY Fabric Wreath

Materials needed:

Plastic wrapped straw wreath and a couple yards solid color fabric, or two or three colors of co-ordinating solids and a print fabric of your choosing

Step 1:  Purchase a plastic wrapped straw wreath – ours is a 14″ diameter wreath.  DO NOT take the plastic wrap off the wreath – the plastic helps secure the fabric in place.

Step 2:  With pinking shears, cut the fabric into 4″ squares.  Ours has a green print with green and white solid fabrics.  You can choose colors for Valentine’s day, St. Patrick’s Day, 4th of July, Fall colors or Christmas colors — this will be so much fun to make, why not make one for every season and Holiday and keep your front door beautiful all year long.  NOTE:  You will need a couple hundred squares, depending on the size of your wreath.

Step 3:  To assemble – wrap one square around the tip of a small screwdriver, keeping the right side to the outside.  Put a drop of school glue on the tip of the square before inserting the fabric into the straw wreath.

Step 4:  Poke the fabric into the wreath, using the screwdriver, making sure the fabric is secure in the straw wreath (reason for the glue is to hold the fabric in place so it can’t be pulled out easily).

Step 5: Keep poking the fabric squares into the wreath, putting them approximately 1″ apart.  Fill the outside and inside of the wreath, alternating colors – if using co-ordinating colors – leaving only about a 2″ empty area on the back, as the following picture shows. (OR you can completely fill the straw wreath if you prefer).

Step 6:  Place a wreath hanger on the back or do a string tie on the back to hang the wreath.  Now you’re ready to decorate your front door!

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