Upcycled Fabric Wreath–{ReMadeSimple}

Here at IC I am all about recycling, refabbing, refurbishing and remaking.   There are so many ways to reuse things you have laying around your house.   You simply have to think outside the box.   That is what Kristina did with her T-Shirt wreath.   Using simple supplies she had in her stash combined with some old clothing she created a year round beautiful wreath.   Please welcome Kristina from ReMadeSimple.

Hi, my name is Kristina and I am thrilled to be featured here today on Infarrantly Creative! I recently started this little blog called ReMadeSimple as a collection of all my crafting and home decorating ideas.

Many of my ideas have to do with recycled or repurposed items, using nature in decorating and bringing new life to old things. My goal is for my ideas to be low-cost and relatively simple to create-I have lots of tutorials and fun ideas I hope you check out!


Now, onto today’s easy and quick wreath tutorial!

I have been having lots of fun lately repurposing fabric from worn out or outdated clothes–I feel good about reusing them rather than just donating them or throwing them away, especially if the fabric is still in good condition.

Here is a wreath I made from a dress I had loved but had become a little worn out and outdated over the years. The white woven cotton cloth was still in good shape and was so easy to work with. I love that the colors of this wreath are versatile enough for Christmas, winter or spring.

Here is another wreath I made with using recycled fabric and scraps of old lace I found at a yard sale.

So,   do you have any clothes, lace or ribbon stored away that deserve a second chance? And are you ready to make a really easy, fast wreath?

Here are the materials I used:
1. foam wreath circle
2. low temp glue gun
3. fabric or lace of your choice
4. reindeer moss-(soft, spongy moss I found at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby)
5. buttons
6. ribbon

Here’s how I made them:

  1. I started with a foam wreath circle like the one above.
  2. Then, I cut strips of fabric a few inches wide and about two feet long. (They don’t have to be perfect because they will overlap).
  3. I decided which side would be the back of my wreath. Then, I glued the edge of the first strip to the backside.
  4. Then, I began wrapping the fabric tightly around the foam circle, hot gluing the edge again when I reached the end of the fabric strip.

4. I continued the same process, overlapping fabric to cover all of the green foam, gluing the ends of the strips to the back of the wreath.

5. After the wreath was covered evenly in fabric, I decided to add a few rosettes. I made my rosettes by folding the strips in half lengthwise and rolled and twisted them into a tight circle, glue gunning them in place as needed.

6. To finish, I glue gunned the moss and a few buttons to make the rosette stand out more.

Here is the finished recycled dress wreath with the green and white striped hanging ribbon. I was able to give both of these wreaths away as gifts-I’m pretty sure they loved them!

If you like this project then check out a few more of Kristina’s projects…

Mod Podged Bird Table

Bird Table

Repurposed Shutter Shelf

shutter shelf

Wedding Chalkboards

wedding chalkboards





Comments

  1. Wow! it is so fun seeing my wreaths on IC today! I really appreciate your nice write up and taking time to feature me!

  2. These are so elegant! Who would guess that the first one spent its first life as a lowly t-shirt? I have a bit over-enthusiastically collected old t-shirts for upcycling purposes. I think they reproduce during the wee hours of the morning and now the stacks and piles (or what used to be neat stacks and piles) are taking over the dining/sewing area. What a quick and beautiful way for me to destash a bit! Thank you!

  3. I admit that I too have enjoyed “closet diving” throughout our house for fabric–it started when I discovered the poly-satin “burn” flowers last year and went exploring every “shiny fabric” in the house. Then regular clothes–I turned my son’s outgrown cargo pants into wall pockets and t-shirts for wall art. I love it!

    We also happen to have a large garage and family members in small apartments–after 2 years of storage, it becomes ours, so it’s fun to do that too!

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