Tricks + Treats: Autumn Fabric Wreath by Elise Blaha

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Hi hi! My name is Elise and I am excited to share with you a simple DIY wreath that you can make with scraps of fabric, ribbon and a wire hanger.

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Carefully unfold the wire hanger and twist it into a circle shape. It doesn't have to be perfect, you won't see the wire once we are done.

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Begin tying scraps of fabric to the wire with a simple knot. (Scraps of about 7 inches will be best).

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Continue tying scraps varying the color and type of material. Push the knots very close together and twist the fabric around the wire to give the wreath dimension.
 

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Once you have completely wrapped the wire, add a ribbon around the main frame and tie with a bow.

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It's ready to hang on your wall for the rest of the season!

Thanks, Elsie, for having me! Enjoy the rest of the Tricks & Treats. xo, elise

  • How long would you say it would take to tie all the ribbon around the wire??? Looking for a craft with a bunch of women 🙂

  • Thank you for the inspiration! This is cute, cute, cute! Will be featured in our next article!

  • i have a few of the things the past few yrs and they are fun! cutting up the fabric is what takes the longest, you can make one for every mth and have it on your door all yr long!!

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  • Now I know what to do with the last wire hang in our home! Super easy too. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Saw it here www.fromfreyawithlove.blogspot.com

  • I stumbled upon you on pinterest through others while I was looking for wreath making love your Fall one. Thank you for sharing.

  • I did something similar in about 1993 for Valentine’s Day. I bought a wreath made of compressed hay, bought great V-Day materials cut in 1-in squares with zig-zag shears, took a screwdriver, & punched the material into the wreath (could be foam also but can break so be careful) & voila, a lovely wreath to hang.

  • Oh wow!This is amazing, and I’m going to try making one in red white and blue for the queens gold jubilee ( I’m british!!!)

  • Thank you for this DIY! I made my own here : http://elodimoitout.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/couronne-de-noel-100-recup/

  • I love this. I work with children and I was looking for a project to keep them busy and to prepare for the holidays, I think this will be perfect for them! Thank you xox

  • Love the idea of the wire hanger as a base. I am definitely going to try. Fabric is a great idea too!
    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking…

  • Love this! This might be a stupid question, but what if your fabric only shows the color on one side and dull on the other? Are you folding the strips before knotting? It didn’t look like it. Thanks!

  • I feel delighted to see people sharing quite profitable on the internet through their blogs. This site has some of the best blogs I have ever come across. Thanks for sharing.

  • That is so awesome! You could make that for any season/holiday. Great idea.

  • Very cute! I think I will have my students make these for their parents for Christmas gifts. =) Better get shopping for holiday fabrics! Hohoho

  • I will try to make one this weekend together with my son of 3 years…such a great idea!! It looks fabulous – lets see the outcome of ours 🙂

  • Love this. Thank you for sharing/inspiring!

    http://thewholeenchelleada.blogspot.com/2010/11/fall-fabric-wreath.html

  • LOVE this! Just found you through Crafty Crow. I can’t wait to make one! Thank you.

  • LOVE this idea! Shared it on my FB fan page, pirates-n-princesses

    Thanks!!!

    Heather

  • I love all the projects you’ve been featuring. I love the colors on this one and featured it on my blog.

    ~ Jennifer

    http://jennifersjunkylife.typepad.com/whimsical_junk/2010/10/halloween-autumn-random-ideas.html

  • Just finished this project !! LOVE IT! So much Fun!!
    http://twolauras.blogspot.com/2010/10/diy-fall-wreath-project.html

  • elise,
    this is brilliant!
    i love the colors.
    can’t wait to make one.

  • So cute! Who would have thougt to use a wire hanger? Hmmm, cute b-day gift or cute x-mas gift? hehe 🙂

  • I have the same question as above, where do you find scraps of fabric? I’m definitely not a sewer, but would LOVE to make this wreath!

  • Question: where can you buy just “scraps” of fabric? (can you tell I’m not a sewer/fabric person?) Do they have “scrap packs” or anything at JoAnn’s or something?

    Thanks in advance!

  • What a pretty wreath! So simple and so pretty at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

  • This is such a clever idea, I’ll definitely have a go at making this. It’s lovely!

  • I love this!! I’m going to make one this weekend, but its spring here – so I’m thinking I’ll make one for Christmas!! Thanks for such a great project.

  • This is AWESOME. I love that there’s no sewing involved (aka, I love that even I can do it!) 🙂

  • THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I love this D.I.Y. project. I whipped one up tonight as a present for my mom. I can’t wait to make some mini ones for xmas decorations for the tree this year.

  • I HAVE to try this! So simple and pretty – and i love that you can make one for every holiday/season just by changing the colors:) Yay!

  • That looks great! I totally love it! I am so glad that I clicked to add you to my feed! I see all sorts of great things posted. 🙂

  • OH MY GOSH this is the CUTEST fall wreath EVER. i’m seriously doing this today and it’s so easy because you have everything already!

    thank so much for this idea! your blog rocks elsie!

  • LOVE the colours! I made a similar christmas wreath last year 🙂

    http://nataliebrooke.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/crafty-rags-n-buttons/

  • i love homemade wreaths and this one seems SO easy!! I can’t wait to use up some of my fabric scraps!

  • love love LOVE this idea! super cute 🙂
    i think i may even have even fabric scraps around to make this!

    peace. love. create.
    victoria
    http://gardenofedendesigns.blogspot.com/

  • Oh my goodness, I am doing this one today~ love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • I love this – I think I’ll make one in Christmas hues for the festive season. So simply but very effective 🙂

  • This is great! I’ve been wanting to make a wreath for fall but once you add up all the supply costs it gets expensive. I may make this tonight or tomorrow to hang up just in time for Halloween! 🙂

  • hi Stefanie, I used a lot… started with about 50 and ended up with closer to 100? Hope that helps!

  • This is so cute! And simple. I can’t wait to try it. About how many scraps of fabric do you think is needed?

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