Sunday, November 7, 2010

Vintage Sheet Wrapped Wreath Tutorial


Vintage Sheet Wreath, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I've been really admiring all the beautiful yarn wrapped wreaths everyone has been making, so I decided I'd use my plain wreath form and make one myself. I got started wrapping and after about 5 minutes, realized I did not have the patience (or attention span!) to complete it. Not wanting to let the wreath go to waste, I started brainstorming and decided to still make a wrapped wreath but with vintage sheets!

I had a big pile of the little skinny bottom hems from when I tear up my sheets. I knew I'd eventually find a use for them! This wreath could be made with vintage sheet bottom hems like mine, or with leftover binding, ribbon, or fabric strips!


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Sewing Level: Beginner Friendly


Materials:
- Foam wreath form (I used a 12" one)
- 10-20 yards of either vintage sheet hems, leftover binding, 1" fabric strips or ribbon*
- Masking Tape
- Scissors
- Straight pins

*More or less depending on how tightly you want to wrap!

1. Choose your wrapping material! If you'd like to use fabric yardage for this project, cut at minimum of (10) 2" strips the entire width of your fabric. Then simply fold your strips over lengthwise, ironing as you fold. This will give you one raw edge and one finished edge just like the sheet hems. Or, if you'd like some raw edges, you could always cut 1" strips instead! If you're using vintage sheet hems, be sure to trim the excess sheet close to the hem!


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.
2. Grab the end of your first strip and make a little masking tape donut for the end. Stick the end of your strip down on the inside curve of your wreath form.


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.
3. Hold the end down with your finger and wrap the strip around the form, covering most of the end of the strip. Continue to wrap the strip around the wreath.


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.
4. When you reach the end of your strip, make another tape donut for the end. Press the end into the wreath form. Grab your second strip and add a tape donut to one end. Place this end where your first strip ended.


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.
5. Begin wrapping the strip around, being careful to cover most of the spot where the two strips meet. Continue doing this until you have wrapped the entire wreath. When you reach the end check both sides of your wreath and determine which side you'd like to be the front. Cut off any remaining strip, leaving enough length to finish on the back side.


Vintage Shee Wreath Tutorial, originally uploaded by jenib320.
6. Fold down the raw edge and secure with tape. Make another tape donut for the strip. Tape the end down for extra security!


Vintage Sheet Wreath, originally uploaded by jenib320.
7. Attach ribbon or more sheet hem to the back using straight pins for the hanger. You can then embellish your wreath if you'd like! I embellished mine using this great fabric rosette tutorial!

Enjoy!

53 comments:

  1. Wow - that's so beautiful. It's nice to see how you can extend the life of these vintage fabrics to make modern quilts and wreaths.
    You really do need a book.
    Erin

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  2. Okay, that is the cutest thing I've seen in awhile. I can't wait to make my own.

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  3. I love it! I am planning on making a wrapped yarn wreath, but now you have me wondering if I have the stamina! Well, this is a lovely way of using your scraps. I think I see some castle peeps in there too. Looks perfect!

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  4. This is amazing I love this. My head is swimming with different fabric and flower combos. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. I LOVE this! I'm definitely making one. Thanks for a great tutorial.

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  6. This is an awesome idea! I featured it on my blog.
    http://punkprojects.blogspot.com/2010/11/make-it-monday_08.html

    -Katie
    (I'm a new follower! I just found your blog and its lovely!)

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  7. this is gorgeous - and what a great use for all those little left-over edges of vintage sheets

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  8. That is super cute! I LOVE how the rosettes came out! Wouldn't it be cool to do one in Christmasy colors?

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  9. This is so simple but so perfectly executed! Love it!

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  10. Oh my goodness, this is delicious! I LOVE it. Love the vintage sheets, love the colors, love it ALL!

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  11. Very clever way to use up every last scrap of those coveted vintage sheets!

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  12. I would love to feture this project on the vintage sheet blog http://vintagesheets.blogspot.com Please let me know if that would be all right.

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  13. Jeni! This is so awesome!! I am totally making one for myself.

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  14. Jeni, this is by far the best Christmas Wreath I've seen so far - so fresh I love it!!
    I've included it in today's post on handmade christmas decorations - I hope you don't mind if I share your content :)

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  15. vintage fabric heaven! what a lovely idea :)

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  16. This wreath is the prettiest I've seen this Christmas. It's just gorgeous!!

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  17. LOVE this! Shared it on FB :) Thanks for the tute!

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  18. OMG, I love this,, I am finding so many great ways to make wreaths lately! Totally gonna try it out!

    www.chloescollars.etsy

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  19. seriously love this. I have been brain storming some ideas for a wreath for Vday and i think this is it! thanks!!!

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  20. Wonderful wreath. I have linked to it from my own blog. I hope to add to the folks who want something fresh to hang up to welcome Spring. Thank you for such a detailed tutorial.

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  21. following and trailblazing my thanks and love of this blog!

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  22. That is so, so lovely. Obviously I need to be collecting more vintage sheets. Beautiful!

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  23. I gave your tute a try! Thanks so much, I love how my wreath turned out. You can see it here.

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  24. Hi Jen.

    I saw your tutorial on Krista's blog (above) and you can see it here:
    http://glad2smile.blogspot.com/2011/04/fabric-spring-wreath.html

    Thanks

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  25. I looooove this! Found you through Pinterest. I'm your newest follower.
    www.makeitlovely.com

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  26. oh my gosh i love this! I love wreaths :) your idea is awesome:)ill be coming back for sure1 you inspire me :)

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  27. I need to make this! Thanks for joining the Vintage Sheet Blog link up party.

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  28. Amazing. I just love this sweet wreath. I have so many leftover fabric scraps and never enough ideas to use them all.

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  29. Oh my gosh, what a great way to use up my fabric scraps and start off the new year. Just too much fun I think. So glad I found pinterest with all it's ideas and links.

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  30. Great tutorial! You've been featured on the Quality Sewing Tutorials blog.

    We hand select only the best free tutorials and patterns for home sewers.

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  31. oh my goodness how darling - i absolutely love love love love love love love love love love love it...can you tell I love it!?! xo

    happily found you via ibc! c'mon by for a visit anytime!

    www.NorthernCottage.net

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  32. I love this so much! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas!

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  33. Love it! I have the sheet at the top of the wreath in my closet. It was my grandmother's.

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  34. Excellent! Great idea! Thank you!

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  35. I've put together a round up of beautiful spring wreath tutorials on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-springs-wreaths-you-can-make/

    If you would like a Craft Gossip badge showing you've been featured, you can grab one here :)
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

    Thanks for sharing your craftiness!

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  36. Hi Jeni - just discovered this adorable spring wreath while I was searching for spring DIY projects to feature in our spring newsletter, Ruby for Women. I included your wreath in our feature article with a link back here to your blog. Please let me know if you have any other DIY projects that we can feature and promote to our readers and followers. Thanks, Nina @ Ruby for Women www.rubyforwomen.com

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