Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Recycled Roses Wreath Tutorial

I keep seeing fabric flowers EVERYWHERE- clothing, jewelry and crafts- so to kick off spring I decided to make my own fabric flowers out of recycled materials and turn them into a pretty wreath for the door. These flowers are super easy to make and can be used in a multitude of projects!

Start with strips of recycled fabric, canvas, paper, ribbon- you can use just about anything.
I started with some scraps of painted fabric that would have otherwise been thrown away!

Tie a knot at the end of the strip and begin twisting and rolling the strip around the knot, dabbing glue as you roll. You can use fabric glue, regular tacky glue, hot glue or even use a stitches instead of glue.

Continue rolling and twisting your strip until you reach the end and secure with glue to the back of the flower.
Experiment with different twists and rolls for different effects.

Make a variety of sizes, colors and materials...

I used junk mail,

and old silk scarf and pillow case,

recycled book pages,

scraps of painted paper, an old shirt and more!

Cover a wreath form with paper or fabric and starting gluing the flowers to the surface
Stack, layer and fill the entire surface with flowers.

The result is a colorful and delicate wreath to celebrate spring (if it ever gets here!!)

FYI- giveaway winners are posted in the previous entry- below


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