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Scrappy wrapped wreath

Crafter's Companion – 27/11/19

There’s nothing quite like making homemade Christmas decorations for the festive season! They just had the most cosy and homely feel to your space, so get started with this scrappy wrapped wreath. This is a pretty simple, almost no-sew project, so get your fabric scraps at the ready and create this beautiful wreath!

You will need:

  • Threaders Shape Creator
  • Threaders Heat Erasable Pen
  • A selection of fat quarters or fabrics (we used four different prints)
  • Polystyrene wreath form
  • Small pins (flat head)
  • A piece of card
  • Foam stabiliser
  • Red yarn
  • Pom-pom maker
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine (to stitch the holly leaves, but this could be done by hand)

Step 1

Use the Threaders Shape Creator to cut 2″ wide strips of fabric, then cut into 5″ lengths. This would be different for various polystyrene rings. Check the size first by measuring the diameter of the ring and cutting accordingly.

Step 2

Fold the fabric in half widthways and use the pins to secure on to your ring at the back. Overlapping the raw edges of the folded fabric as you move around the wreath, repeat all around, placing the next folded strip over the open side of the last strip.

Step 3

Draw a freeform holly leaf on the card and cut out to use as a template. Trace on to the fabric and lay on top of the foam stabiliser. Use either a sewing machine or hand stitch around the leaf, and down the centre to attach the fabric to the foam and give a decorative finish to the leaves.

Step 4

Using a pom-pom maker, make some small pom-poms for berries. Leave the lengths to secure the pom-pom quite long. You can use this to tie them to the wreath.

Step 5

Fix the leaves and berries to the wreath with more pins. Add a ribbon to the top of the wreath and use this to hang it up!

Once it’s all pinned and tied together, you’ll have the most beautiful wreath to hang on the wall or door, giving your home that extra homemade feel! Make sure you share any photos of your makes with us on Facebook UKFacebook USA,  TwitterInstagram UKInstagram USPinterest UK or Pinterest US using the hashtag #crafterscompanion.