I have a great love for wreaths. I love to make them, and I love to decorate with them. This DIY Fabric Halloween Wreath is sponsored by Waverly Inspirations.
Several years ago I made a 4th of July Ribbon Wreath, and while I love my Halloween Pumpkin Wreath, every year since I have wanted to make a fabric Halloween wreath. This year I finally did. My inspiration for the wreath came from this month’s challenge box from Waverly Inspirations. I took one look at those colors and knew I had to make my wreath.
But I decided that I needed orange instead of yellow, so I went to Walmart to buy orange Waverly Inspirations fabric and the rest of the materials I needed for my project.
Fabric Halloween Wreath Tutorial
While this Fabric Halloween Wreath is very easy, it does take quite a bit of time to put together — cutting the strips and tying the knots. But if you can cut and tie, you can make this wreath.
- 1 yard green Waverly Inspirations fabric*
- 1 yard purple Waverly Inspirations fabric*
- 1 yard black Waverly Inspirations fabric*
- 1 yard orange Waverly Inspirations fabric*
- 18-inch wire wreath frame
- 5-inch wood letters (BOO)
- Lemon-Lime Waverly Inspirations acrylic paint
- Glitter Waverly Inspirations acrylic paint
- Rotary cutter
- Cutting mat
- Hot glue
*Note about the fabric, a yard of each color is approximate. Depending on how you cut your fabric and how fluffy you make your wreath you might need slightly more or slightly less. I recommend buying 4 feet of each to be safe.
Iron the fabric and fold it into fourths across the width of the fabric. This will make it easier to cut long strips.
Cut strips of fabric approximately 1.5 inch wide. A rotary cutter is the easiest way to do this quickly, but it can be done with sharp scissors as well. I was not precise with my measurements. Some strips were closer to an inch, others two inches. But overall, my strips are 1.5 inches. Also don’t be worried if your strips aren’t straight, that’s the beauty of this wreath you won’t be able to tell.
After cutting a pile of strips, trim the selvage of each end. Then cut each strip into 8.5 – 9 inch pieces. Again, this is approximate.
When your strips are ready, begin tying the strips onto the wreath frame. This should be done randomly, filling in with each color. The closer you tie your knots the fuller the wreath will be.
Paint the wooden letters green and allow the paint to dry. Then paint the glitter paint on top.
Tip – I love glitter, but less is more with this paint. When I started I went to heavy-handed with the glitter. So I rinsed off some of the paint while it was still wet. If you over do it, just rinse.
To attach letters to the wreath, I hot glued twine to the back of the letters and tied them onto the wreath.
Hang wreath on wreath hook and admire.
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