Monday, 13 November 2017

Rag Wreath

Over the last few years, I've accumulated a lot of fabric from sewing. I'm that kind of person who hates throwing anything away, even those bits of fabric that are useless. I 've definitely the love the idea of frugality and upcycling. 

Last  Christmas, I purchased a tinsel wreath for 25 pence on sale from Poundland. I removed the tinsel from the frame. I started doing this and forgot about it. I found it last night. 

I used scraps of fabric and cut them into strips ( eyeballing it)  using pinking shears, it stops the fabric from fraying and gives it a nice scalloped edge. I tied the strip on to the frame and knotted. 

This  Youtube video shows you how to make a wreath using wire instead of a frame and the Knot technique. 

https://youtu.be/EyUy8wsfx5w


This me having a bit a fun and using the wreath as a headdress.Despite my miserable expression, I was having fun.


I had this bow on an old sock, they had been washed before use. 


I cut the bow off the sock and stuffed with material and hand sewed it. 



I attached the bow on to a strap I tied onto the frame. 


I used this trim to allow the wreath to hang on the wall. I placed the ribbon through the loop and tied a bow the hole.  





This is the wreath I'm planning to hang up in my craft room when I finally get it sorted. I've got it hanging up in the sitting room for now. I love the use of white, grey and black. Considering its only coast me 25 pence to make and upcycled fabric that would end up in the landfill, I'm stoked. 





14 comments:

  1. very clever!! christmas ready now

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    1. Thanks, I might use it for Christmas but I like things that have a dual purpose rather than one season. Generally, I like black, white and grey.

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  2. It looks fantastic! I love it! Cute picture of you too!

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    1. Thanks, next time I will make sure that I smile. Lol It was fun making it while watching SVI at 2 in the morning lol.

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    1. OOh, thanks. I happy you like it.

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  4. Diy or die! :D Nice work, I'm using fabric remains for bows and stuff, but if I'm having a very goth christmas one day, I'll definitely make this. As black as possible!

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    1. Thanks . Oooo thats like a great idea using scraps for bows I never thought of it, great idea. I'm glad inspired you I look forward to see it. I'm having a black and purple Christmas this year.

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