I’m back with another recycled craft–a Patriotic Wreath! Several years ago, I ran across a blogger who would repurpose fabric into all kinds of crafts. Her reasoning was pretty simple: fabric is fabric! It doesn’t matter if it was a dress before- what can it be now? That’s the premise behind today’s project.
A year ago, I was at a thrift store and purchased this lovely little dress for a quarter! It was a quarter for a reason. It didn’t have any buttons on it. I decided to bring it home and either sew buttons on it or cut the bottom off to make a skirt for my daughter. Life happened, and I never did either. Now she’s too big for the dress or a skirt. But the blue and white stripes are Fourth of July festive, so I decided to repurpose the material into a wreath!
- Material to wrap around the wreath form
- A wreath form
- Bowdabra bow wire
- Large red ribbon
- Hot glue gun
If repurposing material from another source, cut the material into a long strip, about 1.5″-2″ wide.
Wrap the material around the wreath form and use the hot glue to secure it in place.
Create a bow with the Bowdabra.
Fold the bow wire in half and insert in the Bowdabra.
Place the ribbon in the Bowdabra.
Fold the ribbon back to create a bow loop.
Insert the two loose ends of the bow wire through the loop and pull tight to secure the bow. Tie a knot in the back.
Hot glue the bow in place on the wreath.
To create a simple hanger for the wreath, cut a length of ribbon. Fold it in half, and tie a knot in the top.
Wrap the ribbon around the top of the wreath. Hot glue the ends together to form the hanger.
Melanie is a craft designer, baker, seamstress, and mom of triplets plus one. You can find her at ItHappensinaBlink.com, a space where she shares crafts, DIY projects, and recipes that can be completed in less time with fewer supplies. Occasionally, she’ll share a glimpse into her life as a mom of wild triplet toddler boys. Join her on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.