This next project was inspired by the wreath my step mom made me (which was apparently inspired from Pinterest). Jill made her wreath out of fabric scraps, but I wanted to try making one out of tulle. I picked up some tulle a little while back from JoAnn’s, so I set out to make my version of the fabric wreath.
- Wooden, circle frame (for needlepoint)
- Hot glue
First, I separated the wooden loom into two different circle sections. I only used the inner part for this project.
I applied a glob of hot glue on the ring and started wrapping a light blue ribbon around the wooden frame.
I chose the blue ribbon because 1) I love blue, and 2) I wanted it to show through the tulle. I didn’t use the hot glue all around the frame, just in random points to secure the ribbon along the way. As I got to the end, I secured the tail of the ribbon with glue and waited for it to dry. I also tied a long piece of ribbon to the frame to make the ribbon easier to hang.
With the frame completely wrapped, I started adding the tulle. First I had to cut the tulle into strips. You can do any length or width, but the wider the strips, the faster this next step will go (It took me about and hour and a half to tie on all of the tulle).
Start knotting the tulle around the edge of the frame. I kept all of the knots on one side of the frame so the front of my wreath would look smooth.
Keep knotting until you make it all of the way around!
Almost there… well, sort of.
I thought I took a photo of all of the tulle… but apparently I didn’t. Anyway, picture the wreath all covered in tulle. Missing something, right?
I thought so. So, I created a blue flower out of the same ribbon I used to wrap the frame. To do this, I folded the ribbon again and again, spreading it around until it created a circle. I then stitched the center of the ribbon to get this shape.
I sewed a button onto the middle of the ribbon flower and I also added four strips of tulle and white ribbon to the back for a little extra pizzazz. Then, I glued the flower to one side of the wreath.
I love it! It is so fluffy I’m gonna die. IT’S JUST SO FLUFFY! (Despicable Me, anyone?)
Here it is hanging on my front door! I’m sure the hubby loves how girly our door just became.