Happy November my friends! Halloween is done and we are now onto the gratitude month. There are so many things I am grateful for. I realize how blessed my life is and I am super grateful to share bits of it with you. Thank you to those readers that literally come daily to check out what I do. You mean the world to me.
Today I am making a trio of mini ruffled wreaths along with some Thanksgiving Chalkboard art in conjunction with a Fall Craft Photo Challenge put on by Sizzix! I partnered with Jo from Where Women Cook and Amy from Positively Splendid to showcase a fun fall craft using our Sizzix machines.
My name is Beckie, and I am obsessed with wreaths. I showed you a Halloween Felt Flower Wreath using this similar technique. Instead of using a fabric flower die I used a circle die from Sizzix with my Vagabond Machine. If you are curious about this machine I wrote a whole post about it here.
Sizzix Vagabond Machine or similar (or a lot of patience and a pair of scissors to cut circles out)
3 mini Styrofoam wreaths (5 7/8â€ wide)
Styrofoam tools or similar pointy object
Ribbon (I used burlap and lace ribbon from Hobby Lobby)
Hot Glue Gun
1. I chose 15 fat quarters that I had left over from a fabric pile a company sent me a while back. And then I just sent about 12 layers of fabric at a time through my Vagabond machine with the circle die creating a truckload of fabric circles. I used the largest circle on the die.
2. In order to not show the whiteness of the back of the fabric I put two fabric circles back to back and then pushed them into the Styrofoam wreath with the stick tool. The Styrofoam creates a grab with the fabric and the pieces stay tucked inside the wreath.
3. Then I just paid attention to the varying of colors and kept grabbing two circles and pushing them into the wreath form until I was done with all three mini wreaths.
4. Next, I took a loop of burlap and lace ribbon around the wreaths and taped them to the back of a chalkboard frame.
5. Then I made some bows out of the ribbon and hot glued them onto the hanging ribbon.
Lastly, I made a Thanksgiving chalkboard art on the frame. I love how this little spot turned out for the gratitude month.
Check out my Be Grateful pallet art. It is super easy and cost me less than $10!
Check out the Valentine’s Day mini ruffle wreaths I made here…
Absolutely love this project, Beckie! I have a Cricut but would love to try the Sizzix! I would love to link up but does it have to be specifically a Sizzix project? Thanks!
What size circles did you use? I will be cutting by hand.
Nope, just your favorite fall creations. 🙂
3 inches. I’d love to see your wreaths when you finish!
These are absolutely adorable! Love that they are mini and can hang anywhere throughout the house. Can’t wait to get started on mine! I featured this today on my blog! Thanks for sharing your cute project!
Salt and Pepper Moms
Thank you for sharing my wreaths, Tara! 🙂
Oh thank you, thank you! These are so cute and I think I could even follow your tutorial and make them, though I’m not a crafty girl. Going to pin this post!
You start making these wreaths, and you will be a crafty gal in no time!!! 😉
Where can I find the stick tool that you used? Thanks in advance!
You can look for foam tools. Mine is Flora Craft brand. And here’s another similar set. Hope that helps.