(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Event)
Do you remember my Winter Woollies Recycling post from last year’s Frosty event? I still had lots of material left from the jumper-dress, so I put it to good use on this wreath:
Here’s what the dress looked like originally:
And this is how I turned it into a wreath…
Step 1: Buy a polystyrene or similar wreath approx 8″ diameter. Cut three strips of fabric measuring 1½” x 25″:
Step 2: Hot glue the end of one strip to the back of the polystyrene wreath, and start wrapping it around the wreath, overlapping it slightly as you go:
Each time you wind around the wreath, put a blob of hot glue to secure the fabric:
Step 3: Continue until the wreath is covered. Keep all the ends at the back of the wreath:
Wrapping it this way does mean you have lots of unfinished edges showing, if you prefer a more finished look you can try this method.
Step 4: Decorate your wreath with chipboard shapes, wood veneer, gems, and liquid pearls:
Hang it somewhere to spread joy this festive season!
Cut up and old sweater and use it on a craft project
Make a wreath or use a wreath embellishment
Wrap ribbon, wool, twine, or material around something
See you again shortly! Jennifer x
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