I am greatly enjoying my summer this year.
Summer has been an awesome time of making memories with my family and I am very grateful for it.
Last year, summer was a wee bit stressful with packing and preparing for a move to a new town and home…needless to say I spent all of our fun days packing, cleaning, and making preparations to move.
My oldest daughter affectionately termed it “The Bummer Summer.”
This summer needed to be different!
So we have been taking day trips, swimming, and so many other fun things.
I have also been enjoying some summer decorating this year in our new place…I enjoy changing things up for the season.
This year, I decided I needed a new wreath for my front door.
Switching out wreath for seasonal decorating is an easy way to freshen things up at a low cost.
I am far too thrifty to buy an already made wreath so I decided to make one myself!
I wanted to a wreath with lots of color and pattern and one with festive red, white and blue.
And thanks to ProFlowers Wreaths All Year Project that I am participating in, I am able to also share my wreath with many of you!
First I went to Joanne Fabrics to choose my fabrics….oh my word, this was a LONG trip.
How fun is it to look at pretty fabric?
I found some prints in just the colors and patterns I was hoping for…most of these are Waverly prints if you are wondering.
I also was sure to choose thicker, upholstery-like fabric for my project…this works much better for the wreath I had chosen to make.
I purchased about 1/2 yard of each pattern…I think I used about 2 yards total of fabric for an 18 inch wire wreath form.
That’s all that is required to make this pretty wreath.
I am all about simplicity.
I cut up the fabric into strips that measured approximately 8 inches long and 1 inch wide.
You can choose your length and width, but I find that if you make the strips too long, that the wreath loses some of its nice form.
After you cut the strips, all you do is tie them onto the wreath form…be sue to vary the fabric around the form as to disperse the pattens a bit as you go.
I made this pretty wreath in about 2 hours while watching a movie…this is a great craft to do while watching something – if you are like me and can’t just sit there and you have to be moving and active.
I did a tutorial on this same type of wreath in the past on my blog…if you would like to check that out, please click HERE.
I love how my festive rag wreath came out…it is just what my front door needed!
A special thanks to the ProFlowers Wreaths All Year Project for allowing me to participate!
If you are inspired to try a new wreath in your home, click over to ProFlowers to see more beautiful wreaths you can purchase!
Enjoy your home…and make it yours!~