Tutorial: Handmade Christmas Wreaths in Neutral Tones


Here in Australia, we celebrate Christmas in summer, so in many parts that means it's pretty damn hot!
A great alternative to the traditional green & red is a handmade Christmas wreath in natural fabrics such as linen & cotton in cool neutral colours. These are much more fitting for an Australian summer.

What you will need:
  • Foam Wreath Rings (I've used 3 different sizes)
  • Spray adhesive is easiest.  You many also need a little craft glue for touching up.
  • Natural fabrics - linen, cotton, silk plus lace & buttons
  • Dressmaking pins
  • General sewing accessories
  • Cut your fabrics into strips.  They don't need to be uniform.
  • Spray your foam wreath with adhesive.
  • Wrap your fabric pieces around the foam making sure all the ends finish to the back. 
  • Repeat this process for however many rings you plan on using.
  • Using the dressmaking pins, join your rings together.  They are super light so pins will easily do the job.  If you are not convinced, add a little craft glue also.
  • When all three rings are together make your flowers. See below for a downloadable tutorial on how to make these scrappy flowers.
  • Again using pins, secure flowers to foam through the buttonholes.
  • If you wish to hang your wreath, take a length of ribbon of twill and again using pins, secure it to the top of the main wreath.

To make the fabric flowers shown above (and below), download this tutorial I prepared a few months ago for my subscribers.  They are super easy and you won't be able to stop at one!

4 comments:

Sandrine said...

Gorgeous I love the cream colours!

CurlyPops said...

Love this Jodie... perfect for my front door this Christmas!

Tiff said...

These are so beautiful! X

Emily said...

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