Nov 14, 2010

Vintage Sheet Wrapped Wreath Tutorial

I LOVE LOVE LOVE today's featured tutorial.  It is from Jeni B. of In Color Order. 


Vintage Sheet Wrapped Wreath Tutorial


Vintage Sheet Wreath, originally uploaded by jenib320.

I've been really admiring all the beautiful yarn wrapped wreaths everyone has been making, so I decided I'd use my plain wreath form and make one myself. I got started wrapping and after about 5 minutes, realized I did not have the patience (or attention span!) to complete it. Not wanting to let the wreath go to waste, I started brainstorming and decided to still make a wrapped wreath but with vintage sheets!

I had a big pile of the little skinny bottom hems from when I tear up my sheets. I knew I'd eventually find a use for them! This wreath could be made with vintage sheet bottom hems like mine, or with bias tape, ribbon, or fabric strips!


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Materials
  • Foam wreath form (I used a 12" one)
  • 20 yards of either vintage sheet hems, double fold bias tape, 1" fabric strips or ribbon*
  • Masking Tape
  • Scissors
  • A few pins

*More or less depending on how tightly you wrap!

1. Choose your wrapping material! If you'd like to make your own bias tape to use for this project, use 2" strips instead of 2.5". 1 yard of fabric will yield plenty! If you're using vintage sheet hems, be sure to trim the excess sheet close to the hem!


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.
2. Grab the end of your first strip and make a little masking tape donut for the end. Stick the end of your strip down on the inside curve of your wreath form.


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.
3. Hold the end down with your finger and wrap the strip around the form, covering most of the end of the strip. Continue to wrap the strip around the wreath.


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.
4. When you reach the end of your strip, make another tape donut for the end. Press the end into the wreath form. Grab your second strip and add a tape donut to one end. Place this end where your first strip ended.


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.
5. Begin wrapping the strip around, being careful to cover most of the spot where the two strips meet. Continue doing this until you have wrapped the entire wreath. When you reach the end check both sides of your wreath and determine which side you'd like to be the front. Cut off any remaining strip, leaving enough length to finish on the back side.


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.
6. Fold down the raw edge and secure with tape. Make another tape donut for the strip. Tape the end down for extra security!


Vintage Sheet Wreath, originally uploaded by jenib320.
7. Attach ribbon or more sheet hem to the back using straight pins for the hanger. You can then embellish your wreath if you'd like! I embellished mine using this great fabric rosette tutorial!

Enjoy!


Thanks so much for a great tutorial Jeni.

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7 comments:

casserole said...

So pretty! Vintage sheets are always like breath of fresh, crisp spring air.

I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-vintage-sheet-wrapped-wreath/2010/11/14/

--Anne

Heather~The Finicky Frog said...

This looks like a lot of fun!!

Cecilia said...

You've got a new follower!
I loved this Vintage sheet wrapped wreath. I´ll try it soon.

Have a nice week!

Messy La said...

Hi There,
I found your blog by accident and fell in love!
I love this tutorial and its something I would deffinetly like to try. I have just started blogging and getting into crafts and i am loving it!

La

xx
messyla.blogspot.com

bethany said...

I love this tutorial and your blog!! Adding it to my reader as I have a collection of vintage sheets and can't wait to go through them and get some projects one! Blogged this tutorial here: http://makealong.blogspot.com/2011/01/wrapped-wreath.html

sillykid said...

I have been looking for a wreath that I would mind making. I believe I have finally found it.Thank you so very much.

Lyssa said...

This is awesome! I love how easy it is!!