Handmade Holidays: Easy DIY Fabric Wreath

As a quilter, I have plenty of fabric lying around. When I decide I want to dress the house up for a holiday, the first thing I think of is ways to use fabric. This fabric Christmas wreath can be adapted to any holiday and is quick and easy to make. All you need is an 18″ wire wreath frame from a craft store, fabric and scissors. (You can do some sewing if you want, but I didn’t bother.)


First, select several fabrics to use for the “greenery”. It doesn’t have to be green; use whatever color you like. I used fabrics with lots of pattern and flecks of other colors to make it look more interesting.


Cut your fabric into 1 1/2″ strips. Then cut these into pieces roughly 6 inches in length. Tie them onto the frame with a simple overhand knot, spreading the fabrics around and filling the open space until you get the density you want.


For the big bow, cut a strip of contrasting fabric 4″ wide by roughly 2 yards long. (You might have to sew pieces together for this part to get the length you need.) Then press under one inch on each side to get a final width of 2 inches. (Or you can just cut a 2-inch strip to start. I wanted the bow to have a more finished look, although I didn’t take the time to stitch the edges down.)


Tie a large bow by wrapping the “ribbon” around the entire wreath frame in the process.

And that’s it! Obviously, this method could be adapted to any holiday. Also, you can dress the wreath up by adding things to it. I’ve strung mini lights on mine by hiding the power pack for them behind the bow. I also think it would look great with small toys or ornaments added (just wire them to the frame with twist ties).

Do you make wreaths? What do you use for yours?


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Kit Dunsmore

Kit Dunsmore has believed in the magic underlying the muggle world since she was a child searching for the Shetland pony pooka she was sure was hiding in her back yard. She learned early on that books were magic doors into other worlds, and that she could revisit a beloved character or place by opening the right book. As she grew, she decided she wanted to make magic with words, too. Today Kit writes about things she loves: poodles and dragons, witches and artists, quirky underdogs and loyal friends. Whether her setting is 6th-century England, the imaginary Twelve Kingdoms, or an art-obsessed version of modern America, magic always finds its way into her story. She enjoys turning fairy tales inside out and watching characters sacrifice everything to reach their goal, but she also believes in happy endings. When she isn't writing, Kit experiences magic by making things with her hands. Over the years, she's made quilts, fabric sculptures, collages, sweaters, and blank books. Her newest interest is learning how to spin her own yarn, a skill guaranteed to strengthen one of her many delusions: that she is a self-sufficient pioneer woman. She also thinks she is a hobbit, a witch, an artist, and a good cook. Living in the foothills of Colorado, Kit enjoys the giant skies and prairie landscapes which suit her need for wide open spaces. In addition to hiking through glorious scenery with her husband or imagining herself living in the Middle Ages, Kit works as a pillow for her miniature poodle and polishes the next small piece of her handmade life.

2 thoughts on “Handmade Holidays: Easy DIY Fabric Wreath”

    1. I wish I could tell you exactly how long it took, but I made it a few years ago, so I don’t remember. This being me, I don’t image it took much time. 🙂


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