Friday, December 18, 2009

wreath instructions

For those who requested instructions on how to make this Christmas wreath, here they are.

First you need fabric and lots of it. I used a 30 inch by 82 inch silk drape that I cut up. (It was cheaper to use the drape than to get fabric at the fabric store.) You can use any fabric so long as it isn't too thick. I used pinking shears to cut the fabric into squares that were approximately 3 inches by 3 inches. The pinking shears make the squares look like holly leaves once they're tucked into the foam ring. Finally, you need a styrofoam ring and a hot glue gun.

Next, wrap each square around the eraser end of a pencil and put a dab of hot glue on the end of the fabric.

Then tuck the fabric square into the foam. Keep repeating this procedure until you've covered the entire foam circle with the fabric squares.

It took me about three hours total to cut the squares and glue them into the foam, but the whole wreath ended up costing about $12 to make, which isn't bad for a wreath.

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