Friday, December 14, 2012

Winter White Wreath


This week I was doing little projects to complete the Christmas decorating around the house.  I don't have that many decorations and the ones I have either, are in the colors I don't want to use this year or I have used them so many times that I got tired of them.

Since my theme this year is a wintry blue Christmas, I wanted to have white wreaths instead of the traditional green ones.

This project fits my budget pretty well,  each wreath only costs three dollars.

The material I used to make one:

½ yard winter white fleece (the 60"wide was only 3.99/yard)
1 wooden wreath from the dollar tree store

With the fabric folded in half I cut four strips 3½" wide,  then, each strip was folded lengthwise and pinned it.


Then, it was time to do all that snipping!  I wished I had one of those fringe scissors!  This was the only hard part, at the end I just folded the fleece once because four layers were kind of tough for my hands!



This is how it looks when its all cut.



I use the medium size wreath, the ones seold at the dollar store.



Tie one end of the fringed strip to the wreath, making a knot to keep it in place and with the fringe folded, keep on wrapping it around the wreath.  No glue necessary, as you're done with a strip, tied it in place and begin with a new one.


Until its all cover.


A good piece of ribbon to hang it and that's it!







Check how it looks with red accents for Valentine's day
or on a white and red mantel
Happy Holidays!



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40 comments:

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Cristina, that's so pretty! To look at it, I never would have guessed it was made from fleece. I thought it was yarn at first. What a great idea, easy and inexpensive too, but it looks beautiful, especially with your winter blue decorations. Glad you shared. Have a great weekend!
Debbie

Katie said...

Very, very cute. Great idea to use fleece.

Meeha Meeha said...

So beautiful and fluffy, I could almost touch it! You've got flawless style, Cristina :)

Maria Elena said...

Cristina, it is a gorgeous wreath! Great tutorial and fabulous idea! Very pretty!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

That is absolutely gorgeous, Cristina. I love that you used a Dollar Tree wreath.

Amy Marshall said...

This is very clever and it turned out so pretty! Thank you for sharing! :)

Amy
www.homesweetthriftyhome.blogspot.com

Anne said...

so pretty!! Love the white with blue and silver ornaments. Gorgeous!

Decora Adora said...

Cristina
Que linda y delicada esa guirnalda blanca y combinada con el azul !! Bello!!
Carińos
Angelica

fiona anderson said...

Such a great and easy way to make a wreath Cristina, I love it.
Thanks for the tutorial.

NanaDiana said...

Cristina- I just love this wreath-although not hard to make it looks like a work of art. You did a nice job on it and I love the blues- xo Diana

Beth said...

Adorable! I've made scarves w that same technique ...the only difference is that you put two pieces of fleece together, usually different colors or a print and a solid. Love your stuff! You are talented beyond your years!
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Beth

Our Neck of the Woods said...

So cute! I am always impressed by how clever you are with your crafts. This one is no exception! It looks like a really expensive wreath!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

great tutorial. Love the look!

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Really pretty wreath! Thanks for sharing this tutorial!

T'onna @ Submarine Sunday #11

Pieced Pastimes said...

Thanks for sharing such a pretty wreath and the step-by-step of how to make it.

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Never seen a fleece wreath before. How cool!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Christinita, eres una chica tan talentosaaaa!!! Your wreath is adorable and ethereal!..and I love the colors you chosed too, I did a centerpiece in this color aqua this year, I had pieces from my limoges table from last year's C'mas, and now I used it for my Hanukkah tablescape. I love everything you make and thanks for dropping by my friend. Yeah, we do go from house to house for the Novena del Niño Jesus and we go around the city to admire the stunning Nativities. God bless you and yours.
FABBY

Suzette Hagen said...

How pretty! Looks expensive, but we know how much it costs. lol
I do have 1 question:
When you wrap the fleece around the wreath, is it still folded in half, or do you open it up? (shown in your 3rd picture)
I want to make 2 for after Christmas to leave on my doors for the remaining winter months.
Suzette

Cristina Garay said...

Thank you very much everyone! Suzette, That third pic shows the fleece folded twice (four layers), to speed up the cutting. The wrapping was done with the long strips folded once lengthwise.

Barbara (WA) said...

Gosh, this is a clever idea! Love the colors you are using this year.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Very festive! Happy Holidays :) Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Betty Dotson said...

I absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to try this as soon as I can gather the supplies!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Very festive and beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Happy Holidays and Warm Seasons Greetings from Singapore~Sanghamitra.

Meghan said...

Honestly, that wreath is just too cha cha for words. Love!

Katherines Corner said...

This is beautiful xo

Cindy Ritchie said...

Super cute!

Karen said...

Love it Cristina,it's perfect.

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

I love this, Cristina! Pinning for the future for sure. The white is gorgeous and I just love that you used a colorful wreath!

Angela

My Shabby Chic Home said...

Me encanto a primera vista! me meti enseguida en el link y no podia ser de otra manera!!! era tu blog!!! siempre haces cosas tan bonitas!!! un beso y buen miercoles!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

That is such a beautiful looking wreath great job. Hmm maybe over the next 12 months I should be on the lookout for fringe scissors, going to do this next year, pinned it.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Happy Holidays from my home to yours! This is lovely. I am visiting you via Wow Us Wednesdays and I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas!

Annabelle said...

Oh how beautiful and the white just makes the wreath!

Robin said...

Your wreath is so sweet.

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild said...

Cute! cute cute! Do come and share it at the party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party-45/ Our readers would love to see it!

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

Cristina,
es super bonita. Me ancanta que la hiciste en blanco. Pasaba para agradecerte por visitar mi link party. Mañana compartire tu wreath en mi blog.
Te deseo una Feliz Navidad.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow, that looks like it required a ton of patience, but so worth it- looks amazing!

❤ Mrs. Sinyan ❤ said...

I absolutely love this, I have my wreath and my fleecy and I am ready to snip away, Thanks!!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Gorgeous!!

Marti Cooper said...

Beautiful! I love the blue with the white. Thank you for sharing it at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase.

Happy Holidays,
Marti

Jen said...

Beautiful! I didn't think you had made the fringed fleece yourself but it sure looks lovely on your wreath!

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