Friday, August 28, 2009

It's Raining and I'm Feeling Crafty.

So, let's make an Oh-So-No-Sew Wreath!
Gather your materials:
1 Styrofoam wreath form (I started with a square Styrofoam wreath I bought on clearance at Michael's, but you can use whatever shape you like. )
1 charm pack with at least 32 charm squares (I used Moda's Arcadia. Love it!)
scraps of batting

Begin by wrapping the wreath form with batting. Pin the batting in place.
Don't worry if it isn't perfect, you're going to cover it up!

Now choose four charm squares to cover the corners. Pin the fabric to the outer edges and then bring it up and form a mitered corner. Pin in place on the inside of the wreath.

Now the fun begins. Fold your charm squares in half diagonally and
pin in place on the back of the wreath..

Here is the back.

Pin seven triangles to each side.

This is what the back will look like when you are finished. Oh, you want to see the front?

Voila! Here is it is! Cute, huh? Well, it gets cuter.

Using a 1-inch wide grosgrain ribbon that coordinates with your charm pack, wrap the outside of the wreath and, wait for in place. Make a bow from the same ribbon, fishtail the ends and pin in the center of the wreath.

Hang on your craft room door and admire your no-sew project. Ya done good.

* No charm squares were harmed during the making of this wreath.
The wonderful thing about this project is that it can be changed at whim and the previously used charm squares can then actually be sewn into a project. Or not. It's all up to you!
I bet you can't wait for your own rainy day. :)


Anonymous said...

Soooooooo no-sew cute! I love it!

MNScrapbookmom said...

Love this... :o)

Thimbleanna said...

Very Very Cute!!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Love it!