Friday, April 9, 2010

Tutorial ~Eclectic Flower Bouquet Wreath~


I LOVE THIS WREATH... at first, it was more like, "ok, let's play around and see what I can come up with." kind of project, but the end result is so much more than I had imagined. When I am excited, I can't contain myself!

I will show you what I did...

{You will need}


10" Wreath foam (I picked this up at a dollar store)

1 yd of 100% cotton fabric (I used what I had, this fabric looks like muslin, but has more of a rough texture)

Cotton Lace

Flowers (I used flowers I made from my past project leftovers. You can use silk flowers too)

Sewing Pins (Lots of them)

Ribbon to make a loop to hang the wreath.

{How to}

1. With 1 yd of fabric make bias tape. To see how to make bias tape go here. Cut three 7" wide bias fabrics.


2. Connect two bias fabrics together to make a big loop. Cut the third bias fabric in half to make 3 1/2" strips.


3. Wrap the bias strip from step 2 around the foam wreath. When you come to the end, simply use the sewing pin to stablize the fabric.(make sure to stab all the way in!)



4. On the one side of the big loop, sew on the lace all the way around. For the ohter side, stretch and move the fabric around roughly, so that it will fray a little bit and give it some character.


5. Fold the fabric 3" to the middle part all the way around.


6. Place the folded fabric on top of the wrapped wreath, and start making pleats and secure it with sewing pins. Keep going all the way around.


7. Here is the fun part. You get to decorate the wreath with flowers! I used sewing pins to secure the flowers. The pins are more then 1" long, mine are very stable, unless I try to yank it out, it doesn't come out!(Just in case you are worried about falling flowers).

The flowers I used came from all of my past project leftovers. There are some tutorials to make flowers; I show you in my ruffle shirt tutorial and my fabric flower tutorial.

If you are not up to making flowers, you can use silk flowers too! Just take out the plastic parts in the middle and pin them on to the wreath.



8. I also added individual pearls too...



9. I cut about 3" of ribbon to make a loop so that I can hang the wreath. Seal the edge with your favorite method, and pin it onto the back of the wreath. If you want to make it extra secure, you can use a glue gun and then pin.


10. I had so much fun trying to figure out where and how to place the flowers.



Then I came up with this:


I am absolutely in love with this wreath. Not to mention that I was able to use all the flowers I had made before. I haven't quite figured out the place for it, but just looking at the wreath gives me a sense of Spring and Summer. :)

62 comments:

{natalie} said...

awesome, i love it. you are so talented.

Cheerful Demet said...

Wonderful !!

Christie said...

Wow! I absolutely love that! It is so pretty!

Gabyta said...

so cute!
i'll try.
hugs from argentina

bonnie said...

Omigosh...this is sooo pretty!! What an amazing job you did!

Sugar Bananas said...

This is so pretty. You were right about using lots of pins! It's so elegant - and says, "Spring" to me. Thanks for posting :)

-Sarah

Lisa said...

It's wonderful and truly speaks to my heart!
Blessings,
Lisa

Elsie said...

So cute. I really like this. You have such great ideas thank you for sharing them with us.

Nancy's Couture said...

Beautiful!!!!

Deborah Raymond said...

I like that you used pins to secure things. Just about any wreath that I purchase and place on my front door ends up falling apart because the heat from the sun melts the glue. I usually pins as well as craft glue to secure my wreaths as well.

Bohemian Gypsy Goddess said...

OMG this is incredible...so beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!~

Shorty said...

Very pretty! great job!

Tozz said...

That has turned out really lovely :) I love it too. You are very talented :)

Cisneros Family said...

So cute. I love it! You really are amazing!

sarah said...

lovely!

sarah said...

lovely!

Annesphamily said...

I was at creationsfromymheart and found you! This is a beautiful awesome Spring project! Thank you! Very pretty!

Sandra said...

I love it! Wow you did a great job! It looks feminine, springy, and so pretty!
Blessings,
Sandra

Catherine said...

Very beautiful and perfect for spring. Love you big flowers and everything about it actually. I've been working on a flower wreath for a while now so hope to finish and show it soon.

TheFancyFritter said...

This is beautiful! Great job! :-)

CourtneyKeb said...

I love it too!! :)

casserole said...

What a LOVELY wreath!!! I think your muslin-like fabric may be osnaburg. I picked some up at the craft store recently and fell in love with it!

I linked to your tutorial at Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-vintage-inspired-fabric-flower-wreath/2010/04/10/

--Anne

Brenbren said...

LURVE it! I am totally going to feature this on my blog! www.therapeuticcrafting.blogspot.com

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, that is so, so pretty! I love this. Thanks so much for sharing the details, I'll be linking.

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

How beautiful! Fantastic job!

Abbi said...

Very cute! I think it would be a cool use for recycled fabrics from old clothes too.

jenjen said...

Beautiful! I ABSOLUTELY love it!

Thanks so much for linking it up!

XOOX
Jen

Sausha said...

i LOVE this - so cute. This would be way cute in my daughters room

Love your blog - so much fun stuff!

Sausha @ {show & tell}

CraftyMummy said...

This wreath is so gorgeous! LOVE it!

Amanda said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, just beautiful. I would love to have this hanging in my house!

Ginger said...

I am so excited I found your blog. I loooooove it, and you wreath, well there are no words for it. I would love you to visit mine.

Ginger
glitter and roses

Susie said...

I love this!! You should sell those on your Etsy shop!! I would buy one:-)

Nela said...

Such a perfect wreath, love it :D

neli said...

Its perfect!!!!

Barbara said...

Morning...what talent you have, I am going to try this wreath, not sure I can do this, but would love to have one.
Thanks for tutorial.

Barbara

Allison Shops said...

Absolutely beautiful! You need to sell those! Stopping by from BNOTP.

Lisa said...

That has to be one of the most beautiful wreaths I've seen in a LONNNG TIME. Absolutely stunning. A must do for me!!
Thanks for sharing.

Blondie's Journal said...

Nicely done! You did an amazing job!

Happy Met Monday!

xoxo
Janie

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

This is just too beautiful!! I can't stop staring at it :) I would love this in my home!!! You should sell these :)


Come on over and link up at my Tuesday TALENT SHOW if you like :)

http://myhouseofgiggles.blogspot.com

Aisyah Helga said...

So beautiful! You're very creative.

demetgun3 said...

This great!
I love colors and design.

Kiki said...

Absolutely beautiful. You're so creative in all you do.

Kiki said...

Absolutely beautiful. You're so talented

Kiki said...

Absolutely beautiful. So talented.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

so charming! ...and a great tutorial! I hopped over from "A Soft Place to Land" and I am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and hope that you will do the same!

Sandra said...

It's just beautiful.

melonybradley said...

This is one of the prettiest wreaths I have ever seen- a Christmas version would be cool too

Sabii Wabii said...

This is truly as cute as can be.

Amanda said...

This is the most GORGEOUS wreath I have ever seen! What a talented eye you have!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is absolutely stunning. Thanks for the tutorial.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Ultimate Beauty... I don't have words to praise... fabulous, pretty, gorgeous ... I just saw your this post... thx a lot lot for sharing. I am simply bewitched by the beauty... your newest follower
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Love
Farah

Christmas Gal Chronicles said...

This is a fantastic wreath. (I share your excitement!) I need a few of these too! I'd better get to work. Thanks for sharing this tutorial!
XO,
Rebecca

vivian said...

jenny holiday posted a link here.. How sweet your wreath is! very creative!
vivian

Craft Fairies said...

We love all your wreaths!You are so talented!Greetings from Greece ;-)

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

Hi! I noticed that there is a spring decor party going on at Inspired by Charm. You should check link up this beautiful wreath. Here's the link http://www.inspiredbycharm.com/2011/03/welcome-to-my-little-party.html

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a gorgeous confection of a creation! I love the roses and pearls and details.
Thanks for this beautiful wreath to inspire!
Yvonne

Oonafey said...

I'm visiting from Inspired by Charm. I love this wreath! I think it may be the prettiest, most unique wreath I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing!

Claudine from CondensedLoveHome said...

I just saw this wreath now, LOVE IT!!!

Crystal Kirk said...

Wow, is this wreath ever beautiful. I referenced it in a recent blog posting as I needed a spring pick me up (hope you don't mind). The sewing part intimidates me a little though.

Great job!

cynthia jackson said...

This is perfect for the spring !!!! *Cynthia

Jackie Conley said...

This is one of the prettiest things I've seen in a long time. I so want to try it. Thank you for sharing. Many compliments to you for your creativity and your generosity for the tutorial.

Amanda said...

This is such a beautiful wreath. I remember seeing it last year too! I shared it on Facebook and it was a big hit :) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153458458850217&set=a.353593675216.349539.323548680216&type=1

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