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How to make an amazing recycled scrap fabric wreath

Are you looking for an easy and beautiful recycling project that will enhance your home this spring? Try this quick and easy recycled scrap fabric wreath.  You can use an older sheet you no longer use on the bed.  You can, of course,  buy an inexpensive new sheet.  The recycled scrap fabric wreath looks terrific when you add a big beautiful Bowdabra wreath bow!

Updated 2019

recycled scrap fabric wreath

Recycled scrap fabric wreath

Materials:

  • Print bed sheet with design on both sides
  • Wire wreath form
  • Cutting mat and rotary cutter (optional)
  • Bowdabra
  • Bowdabra bow wire
  • Various ribbons to match the wreath (1 3/8” wide, 7/8” wide, and 1” inch wide)
  • Silk flower pick, optional (or recycled from another project)

Instructions:

Begin with a twin bed-sheet and wire wreath form. We use the entire twin bed-sheet to make the wreath.

recycled scrap fabric wreath

Cut the bed-sheet into 3″ x 7″ strips. You may use a quilting mat and rotary cutter to do this quickly.

recycled scrap fabric wreath

Tie each strip of fabric onto the wreath. Tie the fabric once and add the strips of fabric on each rung of the wreath.   Continue tying strips of fabric onto the wreath until you cover the entire wire form with fabric.

recycled scrap fabric wreath

recycled scrap fabric wreath

 recycled scrap fabric wreath

Make the bow

Gather your materials. Cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold the wire in half and place it into the Bowdabra. Cut tails for the bow and place the ribbon into the Bowdabra.

recycled scrap fabric wreath

recycled scrap fabric wreath

recycled scrap fabric wreath

Then, to make your first loop press the ribbon end into the Bowdabra and make a matching loop on the other side.  Continue making loops.  Add some ribbon strips that are dovetailed.  Continue making loops with additional ribbon colors.  If you choose, add a small floral pick to the center. (optional)

recycled scrap fabric wreath

recycled scrap fabric wreath

recycled scrap fabric wreath

recycled scrap fabric wreath

Finally, thread the two loose wires through the loop and pull tight while the bow is still in the Bowdabra. Turn to the back and tie a knot.  Double knot it.

recycled scrap fabric wreath

recycled scrap fabric wreath

recycled scrap fabric wreath

To finish, fluff the bow and arrange the loops. Use the excess wire to tie the bow to the recycled scrap fabric wreath.

recycled fabric wreath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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