Happy New Year!
It's a new year and I have a new obsession called Pinterest. The easiest way to explain Pinterest is to directly quote their description. "Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web."
I'm having a ball with Pinterest. In only a week's time I've discovered new recipes and craft ideas. It was there that I discovered rag wreaths. It's the most simple concept - tie a bunch of fabric strips to a wire wreath frame. The possibilities of colors and textures are endless. You can use scraps from old clothing or buy your fabric brand new. I found a video tutorial on YouTube here, bought my fabric at my local Jo-Ann's store, a 12" wire wreath frame at A.C. Moore, and went to work. I wish I'd taken pics as I went along but I just didn't think of it. I've already bought fabric to make a second wreath so I'll definitely post something after I tackle that project.
Anyway, the YouTube tutorial says it took her about two hours and three yards of fabric. I made my wreath smaller than hers so I bought only two yards of fabric. It wasn't enough and I had to improvise when I got to the end of the project. It also took me much longer than two hours - probably closer to six. Maybe the next one will take less time now that I know what I'm doing.
This is my wreath, done in winter colors of purple, navy, white and teal. This wreath cost me less than $10 to make. The calico was 30% off plus Jo-Ann's had a coupon for an extra 10% off my total purchase. I got the wreath frame for $1.24 with a 50% off coupon at A.C. Moore. Sweet.
I love my new front door wreath.