Hi, Everybody! Happy Weekend!!! After a long and busy week I couldn't be happier that the weekend is here! And I'm excited to share this wreath tutorial with you today... if you're looking for a fun weekend project to do, this is a great one! One of my favorite things to do is to take old things and give them new life by turning them into something new! I guess that's why I have such a hard time throwing anything away (which is why my craft room looks more like a big storage pile of "I think I could use that for something one day" stuff!) I made this Pink Heart Wreath for my craft room door out of an old pink t-shirt and a pair of old brown pants, and I love the way it turned out, so I thought I would share how I made it with you! Here's what I did...
PINK T-SHIRT HEART WREATH
Supplies I used: Old t-shirt (pink fabric), old pair of pants (brown fabric), card stock, hot glue and glue gun, sewing machine (I used a sewing machine to make the brown bow, but you could do this by hand too, or you could just use some ribbon to make a bow!)
To make the wreath, I first cut up the old pink t-shirt into strips about 1 inch wide and 10 inches long to make the pink fabric wheels. My wreath was made up of 18 wheels, so I cut 18 strips (one fabric strip makes 1 fabric wheel). I made each fabric wheel by twisting the fabric strip and sticking one end down onto a piece of card stock using hot glue. Once you have one end stuck down, continue twisting the fabric and going around in a circle, sticking it down as you go along. Cut each wheel out so you have 18 (or however many you are using) individual fabric wreaths. This is what the fabric wheels should look like:
Next, I arranged and layered the fabric wheels to make a heart shaped wreath. Using hot glue, I attached the wheels to each other (if the wreath doesn't seem to be stable enough and hold its shape well, you could use tape on the back to secure it). This is how I arranged my wreath:
Once my wreath was done, I made my bow. I used some old brown fabric for the bow and sewed it using my sewing machine, but you could definitely use regular ribbon and make a bow out of that. I also cut up and sewed some brown fabric strips to hang the wreath on the door. I attached both the strips and the bow onto the wreath using hot glue. Here is the bow on the wreath:
And here is the finished Heart Wreath!
So the next time you find an old t-shirt that you want to throw out, see if you can use it to make something new and pretty out of it! I hope I've inspired you with my idea!
Happy Crafting, Everyone!
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