Knot Wreath

how to make a wreath from scrap fabric


  • Metal clothes hanger
  • Approximately 1 1/2 yards of 45" wide fabric
  • Contrasting fabric 3" x 42"
  • Pinking shears - optional

A rotary cutter with self healing mat is a great tool, although not necessary, for a job like this.  Check out our gadget corner for more information if you are not familiar with this tool.

1) Bend the hanger into a circle.

2) Bend the hook of the hanger into a loop to form a hanger for the wreath as pictured.

3) Cut approximately 200 strips of fabric 7" long x 1 1/2" wide.  You should get 30 strips across the width of the fabric and you will need to cut a little more than 6 rows.  Pinking shears or a rotary cutter would be nice to use here.

4) Start knotting your strips, in a single knot (cross the ends and tuck it under once) onto the hanger.  Push the strips close together as you attach them.

5) Leave a space at the bottom (opposite the hanger) to tie your bow on.  To make the bow, cut a strip of fabric (with pinking shears if possible) 3" x 42".  Cut the two ends at an angle for a more professional look. Attach the center of this fabric strip to the hanger in the same knot manner you used for the strips of fabric. Then, simply tie it in a nice neat bow.


  • For a country wreath, use fabric with a country look and rip your strips instead of cutting them.
  • Make a wreath for a baby shower and send it home with the mom-to-be.
  • Use a nice spring print and give the wreath as a gift for Mother's day.

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