Sunday, October 25, 2009

Strip Scrap Christmas Wreath

Are you bored yet? I hope not! This is a little wreath made from strips of Merry and Bright from last Christmas. I love this fabric!

I used a 10-inch foam wreath from the dollar store and wrapped it in sections with different colors. Then I stitched together three strips, leaving raw edges exposed and gathered them with a running stitch. A little twist, a little stitching and, I have to admit, a little glue and voila!, a flower. A contrasting button finishes them off perfectly.
Stitching two strips together in the same manner, I made leaves that were then tucked here and there into my rag flower bouquet.

Here they are close up. It's bright, cheery and a sweet little adornment for your wall, door or your friend's house!
Really, these strips are just too much fun. :)


Irishgirlsews said...

Your wreath is as cute as can be! What a great way to use up some of those left overs. I love it, thanks for sharing.

Jan Hatchett said...

Love it! The flowers could be cute on lots of different projects. Oh, the ideas that are running through my head now!