Feb 5, 2012

Another Easy Heart Wreath

I mentioned in my last post that I had started out making a different style of wreath, however, I ran out of fabric and had to switch gears.  The result was the foam pipe wreath with just wrapped fabric.  It turned out cute but I still wanted to make the other one.  So I did. It's another super easy, no sew, no glue project and this is what it looks like when it's done.

Both wreaths are slightly too country for me so they will most likely be passed on to friends however, I did enjoy making them. They satisfied the creative need and the end results are kind of cute. If you want to try your hand at this one here's what I did.

You will need...

- A wire heart - found mine at Hobby Lobby for $2.49
- fabric cut into several strips.  The strips should be about 5 to 6 inches long.

FYI:  I used three different colors of fabric because the wire heart I bought had three lines all the way around the frame.  If you don't have the wire frame you could make this same style from the foam, or a shaped clothes hanger, just use one color of fabric instead.

Step 1: To start, take one strip of fabric and fold it in half

Step 2: Once it is folded in half, take it and place it over a section of the wire frame.

Step 3:  Grab the folded part and pull it underneath the wire.  Separate the folded part so it creates a loop.  Place your fingers in the loop to open it up.  Be sure to keep the other part of the fabric, the ends, on top of the wire.  Then, taking the ends, tuck them through the loop and pull the fabric tight.

Once the fabric is pulled tight, you should have something like what is shown in the photo above.  Pushing it through the loop and pulling tight will automatically make a little knot and hold the fabric in place.

Step 4:  Continue to add the red fabric all the way around the outer edge of your heart frame.

Step 5: Next, following the same steps, add all of the white to the center wire.

Step 6: After your white is in place, again using the same steps, add your final fabric- mine was small hearts -  to the inside wire. (I was running out of light so I took a picture without the white fully completed, you should get the idea though)

When you are done adding all your fabric it will look like the photo above. It should be full and the fabric should be pushed pretty tightly together at the knots.

Step 7: Add a bow. I used raffia but ribbon would work too and then hang it up!

And that is it. You're done! This wreath does cost a little more than the foam wreath, about $5 unless you already have the fabric, and it takes a little longer to make but it's still super easy. And, as you know, I'm all for easy, do-able crafts.



Micupoftea~ said...

cute & easy...my daughter made one like this in her Kindergarten class for Mother's Day (I proudly display it)...so if 6 yr olds can do it, anyone can!

Deneen said...

Fabulous! No Hobby Lobby around me but with check out Michael's and AC Moore for the frame.

Linda L. said...

Your Step 4 picture looks like a red caterpillar climbing up the frame!

Cindi said...

Oh yes that is really cute!