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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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12 comments :

  1. Cute and easy enough- a bit time consuming maybe---but easy enough that anyone could do it- xo Diana

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  2. The wreath looks great on your grey door. I bet it would be STUNNING on a black front door! :)) Just kidding! :D

    Pam

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  3. Great idea! I'm with you on not wanting to iron and rotary cut. Yours turned out great!
    Blessings,
    Carrie
    http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com

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  4. You wreath looks so cute!! I love the look of the monogram too - that really finished it off!
    Stopping by from 504 Main! :)

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  5. So glad I found your link on Tatertots and Jello. I love this idea to have on hand for those in-between holiday times.

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  6. Loved exploring your blog.

    New follower from blog hop! What a huge event. Happy to have found it and you! Love for you to stop by and return the follow.

    Hosting Mom's Monday Mingle tonight. Love for you to link up there as well ;)

    www.thenaptimereview.com

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Someday crafts! I will be featuring your project this evening on our blog. Please stop back in and grab a Featured at Someday Craftss button for your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Very cute! Great idea for inbetween holidays and all year long to!

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  9. cute way of using all the left over fabric scraps that I don't know what to do with.

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  10. this turned out darling. Thanks so much for linking up. I just wanted to let you know that I'm featuring this today feel free to stop by and grab a button. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week.

    Marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  11. Your wreath reminds me of one my grandmother made for Christmas one year from strips of red plastic bags tied around a coat hanger fashioned into a circle. She then attached pieces of hard candies wrapped in clear celophane all over and hung a pair of safety scissors from the center. She hung the wreath on the outside of her screen door (since it was all plastic it was impervious to the weather) and the mailman, the milkman and others would come by and clip off pieces of the candy during the holiday season.

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