Happy First Day of Fall y’all!! Yay! I love the fall colors! I love the fall decor! And I love, love, love this fall wreath! With it’s fabulous colors and many textures, it makes me smile every time I see it! Which is what should happen when you walk in the front door, right?
There are several awesome things that I like about this fabric tie wreath project. The first is that it is SUPER EASY to make. You pretty much just tie knots. Boom, done. It is a great “TV project” that you can do while watching your way through the latest season of The Great British Baking Show. :3
Second is that it is pretty cheap. Use leftover scrap fabric and ribbon from other craft projects. If you don’t have any leftovers, there is no need to buy yards of new fabric. Just pick up a couple of scrap or quilting bundles from your local fabric store and you are ready to go.
The last thing I love is that you can make this same fabric tie wreath for any holiday, season, event or ANYTHING! Besides the obvious adorable things you could make for fall, halloween, christmas, easter, etc… you could also make a fun wreath in the same colors as your school or favorite sports team. Make a colorful wreath with butterfly or flower embellishments for a little girl’s room. Try ombre shades of pink or blue for a baby shower. Make it elegant with some vintage patterns and lace ribbon for a wedding. There are so many different varieties of fabrics out there which means so many different ways for your dress up this DIY and make it your own.
These wreaths will last for years and they store very well because they can be smashed down flat. When you pull them out for use the next year, just fluff up the fabric strips with your fingers and you are good to go.
How to: Easy No-Sew Fabric Tie Wreath
You will need:
- fabric scissors
- wire floral wreath
- assorted fabric strips, cut into approx 1.5 in x 10 in strips
- burlap strips or craft ribbon (optional)
- embellishments such as bells or flowers (optional)
- craft wire (optional)
1. Cut fabric strips
Gather your supplies and prep your fabric by cutting it into roughly 1.5in x 10 in strips (doesn’t have to be perfect). Don’t worry if your cuts aren’t perfectly straight or if they have rough/frayed edges. This will just add to the “rustic” look of the wreath. Messy is OK!
2. Wrap to hide the gap
We are going to cover the middle of the wreath with some extra fabric. This will help to fill any holes from showing and give you additional fabric to tie too.
Start by tying off one piece of fabric, ribbon or in this case, burlap strips to the wreath form and then wrap the fabric around the middle of the wire wreath. Add additional lengths of fabric/ribbon as needed until you fill in the center of the wreath.
3. Tie, tie, tie
Next, just start tying strips of the decorative fabric to the wire wreath. Tie in groups to make a pattern or just willy-nilly, like I did. There is no rhyme or reason to this part – just keep tying on fabric strips one on top of the other, all the way around until your wreath form is as full as you would like and there are no gaps showing.
Once you are finished and your wreath is covered, you can trim the excess ends off of any longer pieces that might be sticking out so that your wreath is relatively uniform.
4. Add embellishments
Lastly, add embellishments to your wreath to give it some flair and interest! Things like bells, flowers, ribbons work great! Use craft or floral wire to secure the embellishments to the wire wreath frame so that they stay on nice and snug.
I added burlap ties mixed in with the fabric ones and also these little rustic bells. Since this was going on my front door I thought it would be nice to have a little jingle to alert me when someone was coming for visit. 🙂
5. Hang and admire your handy work
Since the back of the wreath is all wire frame, there is really no need to add a hanger hook since you can pretty much hang it from anywhere. My wreath is hanging from a nail in the door. I did like the look of the wreath hanging from a ribbon, so I faked it. The ribbon is wrapped around the wreath and secured with some tape to the top of my door. It’s not a load bearing ribbon. 😉
That’s it! Hang your beautiful new wreath up and enjoy!
If you have fabric scraps leftover, there are lots of clever ways to use them to tie in your decor to other areas of your home. Use fabric scraps as filler in a vase of silk flowers, make little bow ties for your pets, or tie them onto jars, cards or gifts.
Since Hemi tried to help me out with this project by pouncing on my fabric strips and unraveling all the ribbon (what a sweetheart) I turned my leftover fabric scraps into a festive little collar as
revenge a reward for his efforts. He didn’t seem to mind too much, though he wouldn’t hold still long enough to get a snap that wasn’t blurry. Silly kitty.