How To Make a Fabric Scrap Wreath

Learn how to make this fabulous rainbox fabric scrap wreath with Angie Wilson of www.gnomeangel.com

It’s no secret that I’m a big sucker for a great wreath. It’s one of my favourite things about Christmas is that I can hang a wreath on the front door. I’ve long wanted to make a wreath that I didn’t need a special occasion to hang on the front door and so when I was in Spotlight and saw the wire wreaths on sale I couldn’t help myself. I bought one (or maybe three) and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

I have a mountain of scraps and so this is the perfect way to use up all those odds and ends that I’ve been collecting with no real purpose in mind. I loved how simple this was to make – I didn’t need a bazillion craft supplies and I could just sit on the couch and chill while I made it. (Which was lucky because it takes more than an hour to make!)

I am so thrilled with how it’s turned out and it looks fabulous hanging on our front door. I’m so in love with it that I’m thinking I might just need to make another one to hang in the house. I’m also thinking that should the worst ever happen, please use this type of wreath on my casket instead of flowers. *wink*

Without further ado, here’s how to make your own fabric scrap wreath…

What You’ll Need to Make Your Own Fabric Scrap Wreath

How To Make Your Own Fabric Scrap Wreath

1. Get your supplies ready. You’ll need to work out if you’re going to make it all one colour or if you’re going to break it up into a rainbow (or another colour pattern). To make this version I used each “segment” of the wreath (the parts made up by the rods that divide up the circle) as a single colour.

Learn how to make this fabulous rainbox fabric scrap wreath with Angie Wilson of www.gnomeangel.com

2. Select your first scrap to start with. It will need to be bigger than 1″ wide x 6″ length.

3. You’ll need to cut your scraps down to be approximately 1″ wide x 6″ length. Now, there’s no hard and fast rule to these measurements, some of my pieces were longer, some wider, some shorter. It’s completely up to you. Remember you can always give it a trim and tidy it up to make it more uniform once it’s all completed.

Learn how to make this fabulous rainbox fabric scrap wreath with Angie Wilson of www.gnomeangel.com

4. Fold the scrap in half (wrong side to wrong side) and thread it under one of the circle wires, as shown in Diagram 4. Folding the scrap in half makes sure that when it’s tied and in position you get a good showing of the colour and print.

5. Bring the two end of the scrap up, put one end under the other and tie the scrap in a single knot. Pull tight. (As shown in Diagram 5.)

Learn how to make this fabulous rainbox fabric scrap wreath with Angie Wilson of www.gnomeangel.com

6. The scrap will move easily up and down the wire. Simply slide it to one end of the section (up against the cross wire) and repeat the process with another scrap.

Learn how to make this fabulous rainbox fabric scrap wreath with Angie Wilson of www.gnomeangel.com

7. Settle down with a good movie and continue to select scraps, trim and tie them to the Wire Wreath Frame. You can either fill one complete circle and them move to the next, or you can work across all the circles to fill each section. I worked this way. As you continue to add scraps make sure you push them down the wire and ensure you’ve squeezed as many scraps on to it as possible.

This wreath took me approximately 8 hours (or nearly a full season of Downton Abby) of work to make, so be prepared to spend some time on the couch.

Learn how to make this fabulous rainbox fabric scrap wreath with Angie Wilson of www.gnomeangel.com

This is what the back of the wreath will look like when you’re finished. Make sure there’s no scraps poking through to the back and that there’s no possible room left to put scraps in on the wires. Once it’s full just fluff it up and trim to your own liking.

Learn how to make this fabulous rainbox fabric scrap wreath with Angie Wilson of www.gnomeangel.com

When it’s finished hang on your door! Or you could use it as a table centre piece. Or even as a wall decoration (it would look fabulous in your craft space!).

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6 Comments

  1. Tina October 4, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Do you know how many yards are need to make the wreath?

    1. GnomeAngel October 4, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      Hi Tina, unfortunately I don’t. Given the nature of the project there are too many variables involved (how wide are the stripes you want to use, how long, the diameter of your wreath, how many rows on your wreath form, etc.) to be able to calculate it accurately. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to assist you in this instance. Have a great day!

      1. Tina Smith October 4, 2016 at 10:55 pm

        That’s OK. Guess I will get four yards..?? But cutting an half yard at a time…??? My wire wreath has four sections with four rows. Let you know how it goes. Thanks

  2. Peggy January 23, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Thanks for the tutorial Angie! This one is on my bucket list of things to make. Pretty sure I bought the wire wreath already – now just have to locate it….

  3. Hope January 22, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    So pretty!

  4. Anita January 22, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Gorgeous! I love it!