Sunday, January 20, 2013

How to make a Valentine's Day scrap fabric heart wreath



Scrap Fabric Heart Wreath

I wanted a simple heart shaped wreath to hang on my front door for for Valentine’s Day. This turned out exactly how I expected and is easy to make. If you happen to have a lot of extra scrap fabric in red’s and pink’s, this is a great way to use them!


Here is what you will need:

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Supply List:
Plumbing insulation
Wire hanger
Red and pink fabric
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Duck tape (not pictured)

Plumbing insulation is super cheap. I got this tube for less than $1.50 from Lowes.

Let’s get started!

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Undo your wire hanger.

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Shape your wire hanger into a heart.

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Start feeding your plumbing insulation around your wire hanger. You may have to straighten out parts of the hanger to make it go all the way around.

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Snip both ends at an angle that will fit together.

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Add some hot glue to glue the center of the heart together.

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Wa-la! You have a heart wreath. Now you can continue to shape and bend it until you have the heart shape that you want.

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I added some duct tape where the insulation joined. The hot glue was holding but I just wanted to make sure it didn’t pop apart.

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Now cut about one million strips of fabric. These do not have to be precise or even. Mine were about 1” thick.

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Start tying your strips around your wreath form. I did a simple double knot. At this point you may want to put on a good movie or TV show. This part takes a while!

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I randomly tied the fabric around.

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I would tie all of one color and then go on to the next. I tried not to place the same color next to each other. Keep going until you can’t see anymore black.

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To hang the wreath up I cut a strip of maroon fabric and tied it in a knot. I then took a long strip of light pink fabric and tied a floppy bow around where the knot was in the maroon fabric. I made sure to leave the edges rough to go along with the strips tied around the wreath.

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Heart Wreath

And there you have your heart wreath! Simple, cheap, and makes a great big impact on your front door.