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Scrap Fabric Christmas Wreath Craft for Kids

Scrap Fabric Wreath Craft

Scrap Fabric Wreath Craft

This scrap fabric Christmas wreath has a lot going for it. For one, it was really, really easy to make. For another, it is really, really hard to mess up. The end product actually came out looking a lot more sophisticated than I expected from a simple kid’s craft.

To make this scrap wreath, you need:

  • Styrofoam wreath (the one we used was 10″)
  • a few scrap fabrics cut into 2″ squares
  • glue
  • a pencil
The best wreaths are from fabric scraps within one color scheme.

The best wreaths are from fabric scraps within one color scheme.

I thought I was being so clever by choosing some fun kid-friendly prints (snowmen, candy canes, presents), but in the final version, you can’t see any of  the pictures anyway.  I discovered it’s really all about the color scheme.

Since we used scraps, I don't have an accurate accounting of the amount needed, but this much was more than enough.

Since we used scraps, I don't have an accurate accounting of the amount needed, but this much was more than enough.

Press fabric scraps into the wreath form.

One at a time, wrap a square around the end of a pencil, dip it in glue, and stick it into the Styrofoam form.

Get the fabric squares fairly close together.

Get the fabric squares fairly close together.

You want to get them fairly close together for a good effect, but it’s not necessary to measure them out or anything. You don’t really even need to be that concerned about which fabrics go where, as they all blend together to create the look. We chose to do the front, outside, and inside of our Christmas wreath, leaving the back plain. In the future, I would consider covering the back with felt for a more finished look.

To hang, I simply wrapped a ribbon around the wreath and pinned it in place on the back.

What I Learned the Hard Way: While this craft is easy, it’s also time consuming. It might be a good project for a couple of kids to work on together or to do during a movie or in a couple of sittings.

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  1. [...] or make these lovely Braided Fabric Stars for your tree. There are home decorations like this Scrap Fabric Wreath, or a lovely Burlap Wreath that could be made with white (or any color) fabric scraps. Finish [...]

    Posted by Patty’s Tablecloth | Keepsake Quilting | December 8, 2011, 4:55 pm

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