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DIY Fabric Flower Wreath

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heart-shaped yarn wreath with fabric flowers

DIY Fabric Flower Wreath


Let's make a Valentine's day wreath with yarn and fabric flowers! Today I'm sharing a fun little project I made using some of my fabric stash and a few other basic supplies. 


It's a heart-shaped wreath with fabric flowers and it's my interpretation of this month's Pinterest Challenge, hosted by my friend Cindy at County Road 407.  She has the prettiest ideas and projects, so be sure to visit her blog if you haven't already! 

If you're coming over from First Day of Home, welcome! Crissy's projects are always adorable and I'm sure you found lots of great ideas there! 

pinterest challenge of heart shaped wreath for valentine's day

Our inspiration photo this month comes from Sky at Capital B. She made the most adorable little Valentine's day wreath for her front door. Our challenge is to create our own take on this project and there are 18 bloggers participating so you'll get so many great ideas today! 

Here are the main elements of this particular project:
  • Valentine's day theme
  • Pinks and reds
  • Door wreath

heart shaped wreath with little paper hearts


Now for my version of this month's challenge! 

black painted door with heart shaped wreath with fabric flowers

I considered several different options, but decided to make something cozy and soft with more muted colors. Plus, I've been wanting to find a good way to use up some of my fabric stockpile so this was perfect!

yarn wreath with flowers made from fabric scraps

For several years, I've helped local clients coordinate decor for their homes including window treatments, pillows, and other soft home furnishings made by a custom workroom that I partner with. I have quite a few discontinued fabric samples from the workroom that have accumulated over the years and hated to just throw them out. 

flowers made from fabric scraps and attached to a yarn wreath

I know I can find something creative to do with all of these samples eventually. I see myself making more projects that involve fabric flowers because they're so simple to make! 

See how I used a swatch of discontinued bamboo shade material to create a fun piece of Valentine's day art here: Paper Heart 3-D Wall Art

black front door with heart shaped wreath that has fabric flowers

Anyway, I had all of the supplies on hand to make this little wreath and it whittled down my hoard so it's definitely a win-win!

entry with black door and heart shaped wreath with fabric flowers

It's sweet and simple and I'm sure I'll love it for years. (If you're interested in my free fern printable botanicals seen in our entry, you can find them here: Botanical Themed Entry with Free Fern Printables)

Here's how to make the heart-shaped wreath with fabric flowers:

Fabric Flower Wreath Tutorial


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*Scroll to the bottom of the page for a printable tutorial.

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1. Gather your supplies


pink fabric samples and ball of chunky yarn with heart shaped wire wreath form

This is what you'll need for this fabric flower wreath:

2. Wrap your wreath form with chunky yarn


heart shaped yarn wreath

Wrap your chunky yarn around the wire frame until it's covered entirely. Secure end with glue.

FYI: I also made a holiday wreath with this yarn and you can see it here: How to Make a No-Knit Sweater Wreath

3. Cut fabric into strips and make your fabric flowers


yarn covered wreath and diy fabric flowers

I cut my fabric into strips that were about 1 1/2" by 10 - 12". My fabrics are home decorator fabrics and are a little heavier than quilting or dressmaking fabrics.

I attached one end of each fabric strip to a square of fabric/paper with glue, then twisted the fabric and wound it around itself to form the flower shapes. You could make larger flowers if you use longer or wider strips of fabric. 

See my full-length youtube video to watch how I made the flowers and subscribe to my channel here: Fabric Flower Wreath Tutorial Video

4. Attach the fabric flowers to the wreath


flowers made from fabric scraps

Determine where you want your flowers to go and then use your glue gun to attach them to the wreath.

Note: I also added a few leaves made from a soft green fabric and a pink velvet ribbon as a hanger.


5. Hang on your door (or wherever you want it) and enjoy!


heart-shaped yarn wreath with fabric flowers on a black front door

I think it took me less than an hour to make this little fabric flower wreath! But I can enjoy it for the next month or so and pull it out each year. It would also look pretty in a little girl's room or in a shabby chic bedroom.

To see how I decorated my vintage industrial metal cabinet for Valentine's day go here: A Paper Heart Garland and Vintage Valentine's Day Decor

heart-shaped yarn wreath with fabric flowers on a black painted front door



Next up is Laura at Decor to Adore. She always has the prettiest ideas so be sure to visit her and everyone else who's sharing a project today. The links to everyone are below. 

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Sharing this project here:

Printable Tutorial

Yield: 1 wreath
Author: Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge
Estimated cost: $30

DIY Fabric Flower Chunky Knit Wreath

Learn how to make this cozy little fabric flower heart-shaped wreath using a few basic supplies.
prep time: 5 Mperform time: 17 Mtotal time: 22 M

steps:

How to make the wreath
  1. Wrap the wire wreath form with the chunky yarn.
  2. Create the fabric flowers (see detailed directions below)
  3. Attach the fabric flowers to the yarn covered wreath with your hot glue gun.
  4. Add a strip of velvet ribbon as a hanger.
How to make the flowers
  1. Cut fabric into strips approximately 1.5" x 10". Longer and wider strips will create larger flowers. 
  2. Working with one strip at a time, attach one end to a piece of fabric, felt, or paper that's about 2" square.
  3. Take the loose end of fabric and twist it around itself until it resembles a rope somewhat.
  4. Coil the twisted fabric around itself in a circle, attaching it to the square as you go. 
  5. Wrap the last 1" or so around to the back of the square and attach with glue.
  6. Trim the square so it isn't visible in the front of the flower, and trim any loose stings.
Created using Craft Card Maker

36 comments

  1. Love your wreath - soft, feminine, lovely for Valentine's day or any day in a bedroom, and I love fabric flowers. I am planning to make a couple of these in a small version to hang on the doors of my china cabinet - will be lovely to look at as we eat at the dining room table!

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your wreaths! They're easy to make and you can use whatever material that you have.

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  2. I love the softness of the chunky yarn and fabric flowers. Your craft card tutorial printable is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you! It reminds me of a cozy sweater that's embellished with flowers!

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  3. Your soft and fluffy heart wreath is adorable Angie, but those sweet fabric flowers really sweet it apart!

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! I haven't ever made them before but will definitely be making them again!

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  4. Oh my goodness, I love everything about this. From the chunky yarn to the colors in those fabric flowers... absolutely lovely!

    I'd love it if you'd share it at my link party this week, too! Sundays on Silverado!

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

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    1. Thanks, Niky! I think it's my favorite wreath I've ever made. Shared at your party!

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  5. I love what you created for this month's challenge! The chunky yarn looks great combined with the pretty flowers that you made with your leftover decorator fabric. I'm headed to your YouTube channel next to watch your video, subscribe, and ring the bell!

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    1. Thanks Paula! It was so much fun making it and I love that I was able to use up some of my hoard, lol. Thanks for supporting my youtube channel too! I'm already following you!

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  6. I totally want this wreath! It's perfect for winter and Valentine's Day. So fun and you make it look easy with the great tutorial. Thank you so much for joining in. Pinned

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    1. Awww, thanks Cindy! I think I can use it through February, and could then move it to a bedroom. Thank you for organizing another fun tour!

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  7. The softness of your chunky yarn heart wreath is so pretty, Angie... and your fabric flowers are perfect for the challenge! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie! I really enjoyed making the flowers and definitely will be making more in the future!

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    2. I love the simplicity of the flowers, too! I'll be featuring you at Tuesday Turn About tomorrow! Pinned (again)!

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  8. I love this. The yarn is perfect. The flowers are adorable. I need to make some of those.

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie! It was a pretty simple project and I really enjoyed making it!

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  9. Angie, I love the softness and color of this heart-shaped wreath. It seems that Valentine wreaths can be a bit juvenile, but this one is definitely elegant. You have inspired me to try a version of this for my front door. Thanks for sharing. Great way to use up old fabric too.

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I really wanted to use softer, more "grown up" colors since our kids are adults now. It's easy to make and I'd love to see a picture of your version!

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  10. I absolutely love your heart wreath, Angie! The yarn adds a softness, and those fabric flowers are perfect. I'll have to head over to your YouTube channel to get the flower tutorial!

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    1. Thank you, Crissy! I enjoyed making it! Thanks for visiting my youtube channel!

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  11. I want to make fabric flowers just like yours Angie! Your wreath is so cute and the chunky yarn is the way to go. So cozy looking and the perfect door decoration for this time of year. Pinning!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! They're easy to make and can be used on many different things!

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  12. I love the chunky yarn you used over the heart wire form, and the cloth flowers you made are adorable!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! It was a fun little project, for sure!

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  13. Love the soft and sweet wintry textures on this wreath, Angie. I've got tubs of fabric from a former furniture store I used to work at; I should probably start making fabric flowers, too! Love how it pops on your black door:)

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    1. Thanks, Lora! As yes, fabric samples galore are hard to toss, aren't they? There are so many things you can do with them!

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  14. Angie,
    The is such a darling wreath! I am totally smitten with those fabric floral. I would have never thought they were so simple to make. This I'm going to make some for spring!

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    1. Thanks, Christy! I've never made them before but they really are easy to make. And a great way to dress up a wreath!

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  15. I really love your wreath. I have some chunky yarn and now I know what to do with it. Going to watch your video cuz I love those fabric flowers too.

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I love chunky yarn but don't knit so I like making wreaths with them. Thanks for watching my video!!

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  16. This wreath is absolutely gorgeous, Angie - and I love the flowers! Well done.

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    1. Thank you, Katerina! The flowers were so much fun to make!

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  17. That's really lovely Angie. I for one would keep it up all year.

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  18. Great tip on making the flowers so easy!

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  19. What a sweet and cozy wreath! I love he chunky yarn you used to wrap the wreath form. Pinned!
    Kim

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