Last month I did a deep cleaning and de-cluttering of my craft supply closet. Since then I've been on a mission to use the materials I have before I'm allowed to get anything new. Great idea, right? This weekend I wanted to make a pretty decoration for my back door, which happens to be located in the kitchen. The kitchen is mostly white and beige with a collection of vintage pastel pottery, so I designed this lovely wreath to coordinate with the decor and use scraps from my supply closet. Anyone with a stash of craft supplies could create something similar using what you already have on hand!
To begin, I cut a wreath shape from a cardboard box that was in the recycling. Then I found some remnants of white cotton fabric, some yarn, and little millinery flowers. Also, tape and scissors.
I ripped the fabric into long strips and started wrapping them around the wreath, overlapping each layer a little bit. When one strip ran out, I simply knotted it to another piece.
Once all cardboard was covered with fabric it looked pretty good!
Next I cut lengths of brown yarn and blue crochet thread and wrapped them around the wreath, too.
Then I picked up my millinery flower stems and began tucking them into the fabric where the strips overlap. This way it's easy to change the arrangement and make adjustments.
Just play around with the design until you're happy with it.
I tied a small loop to the back to finish it off and get it ready to hang.
I'm so happy with the way it turned out - it really brightens up the kitchen door!