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Monogrammed Fabric Wreath (How to Use Up Your Scrap Stash)

It is time to take down my Fourth of July decorations, including updating my front door.

I knew I didn't want to spend money designing a summer theme door decoration (plus I was struggling with what to do for "summer" without it being beachy or something similar.   After seeing a few fabric wreaths on Pinterest, I knew I could do something similar with supplies I had on hand.

As I showed you before, I organize my fabric stash by color, and that is also how I organize my scraps and remnants: 

Each color has its own container which are stacked on my craft room Expedit unit:

For this project I had a wreath form I picked up at the dollar store (I knew it would come in handy) and I had my scraps.  That was it!  I was ready to go.

Unlike some of the other tutorials I read, I didn't want to iron, measure or rotary cut any of my fabric.  I wanted to pull it out of the box, eyeball it for size and cut it.  
It turns out that using this type of wreath was fortuitous because no matter how long the fabric remnants were, I was able to tie them on.  The longer strips went all the way around the wreath, while the shorter pieces could be tied around the small branches:

I started by randomly placing my fabric strips around the wreath, trying not to get too many of the same pieces of fabric together

At this point I settled on using mainly yellow and green fabric, with a little blue.  I did this because I mostly had strips in those colors (vs small squares or other shapes of scraps)  It wasn't really a design choice, just laziness:

Once the wreath was pretty full, I tightly packed the knots together by sliding them along the wreath form.  This left me gaps to add a few more strips in:

Finally the entire wreath form was covered, including the entire back:

I used pinking shears to cut the fabric down and the zig-zagged edge turned out cute:

I hung it on the door and thought it lacked something.  

So once again, taking my inspiration from Pinterest, I added a $1.99 monogram I picked up at Michael's:
A quick and easy project that will last me for the summer.

Total Cost: $2.99

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