Day 5: Punch Fabric Wreath #DIY #25DaysofHolidayIdeas

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wreath titleI went through a phase in junior high where I made a bunch of these one year; I think my mom still has one.

It's super easy to make, and I knocked this one out while I binge-watched a couple episodes of Breaking Bad. (I know, I know… we never watched it when it first aired!)

What you need:

Straw wreath form (Leave it in its shrink wrap/wrapping. Keeps things cleaner!)
1 1/2 yds. Cotton Fabric (All one print like I did, or a mishmash. This is a great way to use up fabric scraps!)
Screwdriver
Scissors or rotary cutter

Cut the fabric into squares; aim for 2 1/2″ square, but it doesn't need to be exact, or the same. You can totally eyeball it.
Use the screwdriver to “punch” the fabric into the straw of the wreath.

wreath04Use the tip of the screwdriver to place the center of the square next to the previous one, so you get an overlapped effect as you progress and build the area. You don't need to go all the way around the backside, but you do want to go down the sides a bit so the plain hay isn't easily visible.

wreath05And really, that's it! I wouldn't recommend this one for outdoors, since it isn't weather proof AT ALL, but it's great to hang inside to bring some holiday cheer!

Wreath07

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14 Comments

  1. These are so much fun, especially on snowy or rainy days. I too made these when I was in high school. I used the corrugated scissors to add a little design to my cloth. The instructions I had also suggested, after wrapping the cloth around the tip of the screw driver, dipping it lightly in Elmer’s Glue.

    1. Hi Maureen,
      I usually hit mine with a hair dryer on cool, or the canned air I use to clean my computer, just to get some of the dust out and fluff it back up a little!

  2. How much material would be needed for a smaller wreath – approx. 6″ round? We usually have family here the week of Thanksgiving and always try to do some crafts during the week. I think the younger ones would prefer doing a smaller wreath. Haven’t done one of these in years but just bought some great material to do it again! 🙂

    1. Hmm… I’m not sure. Maybe 1/2 a yard? I would probably buy a bunch of 1/8 yards (I think that’s the smallest amount a fabric store will do) to add up to about a 1/2 a yard per wreath.

  3. I have a 16 inch styrofoam ring.
    I remember using 4 inch squares but I don’t remember the ring size.
    I wonder if I should use 4 or 5 inch squares.
    Karla

  4. This was my mom’s hobby. She wanted to teach me, but I was always busy working or too exhausted to learn!Mom passed in 2018, and this was one of her hobbies us girls wished we new now! I thank God for finding you, and for your posting this! I’m going to learn it, your instructions seem super easy! Thank you so so much!You have no idea what this means to me!!

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    Hi Lizz, hope all is well with you and your wonderful family! I wanted to follow up and show you how my project came out! Not as lovely as yours, but a work in progress and fun too!! From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
    Sondra????

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