I’ve spruced up the porch a bit with salad and herb planters and a few flowers, but it was still missing some colour this summer. When I got home from crafting at the cottage this weekend I was still in a creative mood, so I whipped up this quick Summer Rainbow Wreath.
With the summer months upon us, we’ll be having lots of family and friends stopping by, so it’s always nice to have the front door looking nice and inviting (even if the kitchen sink is full of dishes when they come inside…oops!)
I went with a rainbow colour palette using broadcloth that was on sale for $2.33/meter at the fabric store. Considering that I only need a few strips of each colour, the fabric I used only cost me about $3. You could also use fabric scraps as well.
What you’ll need:
- Fabric, cut into 1″ strips
- Straw or Foam Wreath Form
- Sewing Pins
- Scrap Fabric for Wrapping Letters
Cut fabric into 1″ strips. I went with broadcloth, but this is a great project to use up fabric scraps too.
Continue wrapping the fabric around the whole wreath until it is completely covered. I made a rainbow pattern, but any pattern would look great – or mix matched too!
To add a little embellishment to the wreath, I made a simple “hello” sign by wrapping wire with fabric scraps.
I did a quick sketch of how I wanted the letters to look and it served as a great little template.
Using needle-nose pliers, I was able to twist and form the wire to make it into roughly the same shape as my sketch. It doesn’t need to be perfect because the fabric will hide most of the flaws anyways.
The wire I used had some kind of grease on it, which is what made all the smudges on my paper. I used a paper towel to wipe it off before I wrapped it in fabric and it was fine.
I attached the end of the scrap fabric to the beginning on the wire with hot glue. Then it was just a matter of wrapping the fabric around the wire. Where the wire overlapped, like with the “o”, I just wrapped both pieces of wire together with the fabric.