This simple wreath is made from scraps of fabric you already have hanging around.  By simply changing the fabric, you can customize this wreath for any holiday or as an everyday wreath.  Easy kids craft.  If made in an everyday print, a Scrap Fabric Wreath would make a great Mother's Day gift.

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • Paper plate (our plate was approx 9")
  • Fabric*
  • White glue (Elmer's or tacky glue)
  • Stapler
  • Twist tie or pipe cleaner
  • Optional:  pinking shears

* This project is a great way to use up scraps of fabric but to give you an idea of the amount of fabric needed, in total it would take less than 1/6 yard of 45" wide material.  I recommend using several different patterns.

Craft Instructions

  1. Cut out a circle from the center of the paper plate measuring approximately 4" across and discard it.
  2. Cut out strips of fabric 5 1/2" x 1 1/2".  I used 25 strips for my wreath but depending on how close or far apart you place your strips, you may need more of fewer strips.  I used 5 strips each of 5 different patterns.  If you have pinking shears, this would be a good time to use them.
  3. The back of your paper plate will be the front of the wreath.  Glue the strips of fabric to the paper plate so that you have an even amount of fabric hanging off at both the inner and outer edges of the plate. Overlap each strip with the one placed down previously.  I found it easiest to apply the glue directly to the plate spreading it over half of the back side of the plate at a time.
  4. After all the strips are glued to the back side of the plate (the front of the wreath) you will have extra fabric hanging off which you need to bring to the other side of the plate and glue down.  To do this, flip the plate over and spread glue over half of the unfinished side of the plate.  Bring the ends of the strips around the plate and press firmly into the glue.  Take your time and make it neat.  Spread glue over the remaining unfinished portion of the plate and press the ends firmly into the glue.
  5. If using a pipe cleaner for the hanger cut a 4" piece and save the rest for another project.  Twist the two ends of your pipe cleaner or twist tie together forming a loop.  Staple the loop to the backside of your wreath at the point where the straight and looped parts come together then bend the twisted end up and over the staple so that the hanger will not slide off. 
  6. Cut a strip of fabric 1 3/4" x 22" for the bow.  If you have pinking shears, use them to cut this piece of material.  Staple the center of this piece of fabric to the front of your wreath close to where the staple is for the hanger.  Tie the strip into a bow.  It should be covering both of the staples so they are not visible from the front of the wreath.

    Note:  If you have a different size plate handy; just change the side of the fabric strips to fit your plate.

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