Hello! As seen in this post from last year, I'd made a wreath by cutting fabric scraps into strips and then tying them around a wire wreath form. The finished wreath, with its myriad colors, pleasantly dressed up our front porch last summer.
Found another wire wreath form last week at a thrift store, so I thought it'd be fun to make another scrap fabric wreath. This time I would aim for a spring-like look by limiting the colors to green and pink.
Here's the finished wreath:
This wreath, like the one I'd crafted last year, is 12" diameter.
Even though I only used pinks and greens, there's still plenty of variety among the various prints and solids. I do enjoy playing with fabric, and also enjoy finding a use for scraps too small to do much else with.
Now that I have a rotary cutter, I used that tool to trim the fabrics to 5" x 1 1/2" strips, though I've found it's okay if the strips vary a bit in size. This step is a bit laborious, but the tying step is fun to do.
I did both the cutting and the tying while watching some of the NCAA tournament basketball games. I was too nervous, however, to watch my alma mater Michigan State makes its improbable run to the Final Four. No matter - this is a portable craft, so I took the wreath form and the fabric strips up to another room in our house.
And too late, after I'd already cut the fabric strips for the wreath, I realized I should have gone for a green and white color scheme to represent the school colors. Perhaps I'll find another thrift store wire wreath form sometime.
But for now, I have my springtime wreath decorating our front porch, hopefully encouraging the natural colors of green grass and pink flowers to show up soon!