Hello friends, today I’m sharing how to make a ticking stripe wreath with a mini bunting that you can create for any season or holiday. I got the idea for today’s post by upcycling my own ticking wreath that I made last summer. To see the before photos, click on Summer Wreath.
We think about upcycling or recycling furniture and found objects routinely. Now it’s time to see how to reuse other things we already have on hand. Instead of starting over on a new wreath I update one that I already had.
I must admit, when I made the ticking summer wreath last year, I didn’t have plans of redoing it. So nice to know my subconscious was working lol! If I had glued the bow, bunting and string in place I wouldn’t be able to change it or update it now.
Next time you’re feeling crafty making a wreath think about how you can reuse it for other upcoming holidays or for seasonal decor. This project is also great for using scraps of fabric, ribbon and string.
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- styrofoam wreath form 12″
- ticking stripe fabric
- stripe cotton string
- pinking shears
- fabrics of different patterns and colors
- fabric glue
Ticking Stripe Wreath
The styrofoam wreath form is covered with five overlapping torn strips of ticking fabric (measuring 2-1/2″ x 36″) held in place with striped cotton string.
A bow made from torn strips of ticking fabric is also attached with striped cotton string.
To make the mini bunting, fold fabric and cut a triangle with pinking shears to make that cute zig-zag edge. Once all the pieces are cut use an iron along the folded.
Arrange fabric triangle patterns in the order you like best with the cotton string running along the inside fold. Add a drop or two of fabric glue to hold fabric together.
Note: if you want to be able to slide the fabric along the string and adjust spacing, then only apply glue to hold the fabric fronts and backs together.
Stripe cotton string is wrapped around the wreath for added color and texture. Use as many colors as you like that coordinate with the fabrics.
The last step is tying the bunting and the ticking bow into place.
The wreath I made today is for spring and summer but it can easily be changed for fall and winter. Can you imagine how many different ways you can create a ticking wreath for your home? Think about the colors you like best for different seasons and just have fun with it.
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Thank so much for stopping by! For more ideas see the post Simple Eucalyptus Wreath.
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