Thursday, February 5, 2009

Free fabric wreaths .


I can't bear to waste anything and fabric is no exception .

My very nifty solution is to keep a ring near my work area for tying on all those scraps that really aren't much good for anything else .

You can have a few rings and have wreaths going for brights , shabby or Christmas .

These wreaths are great when you've been doing applique as it doesn't really matter if the shape is a bit off . I usually just cut the scraps sort of straight about 3" long and about 1/2" wide , tie them on as you go and then when you're happy with the fullness of the wreath give them a bit of a trim with pinking shears . They can then be hung with ribbon or a longer fabric scrap .

By the time Christmas comes you can have quite a few made as gifts .For Mothers Day stalls ask for donations of scraps as my school has found these to be a fun classroom activity .

Obviously all that money you save on giftgiving will be spent on more fabric !



15 comments:

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

And don't they just look so very cute!
Be nice for a babys birth gift too.

Jeanette said...

Very nice Clare. What a great idea.

Debs said...

What a great idea Clare. They look fantastic.

Kerryanne English said...

There's a top idea. They'd be easy and cheap for school fetes too. Very pretty!!
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Barb said...

What a great idea...thanks

Michelle said...

believe it or not i have a metal wreath in my sewing room...sitting idlely by itself and i could have be doing this all along...if i start now i really could have it done by christmas...yah!!!

Tozz said...

Clare your ideas just amaze me, this one is a very good idea.
Thanks :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Clare that is nice and a great idea as well...I must remember this one..

Karen's Korner said...

Very creative. Such a simple idea and yet so pretty. Well done.

i cant sew said...

super dooper clever idea!
%*_*%

Christine said...

Good idea. I made one a long time ago from plaid scraps and a wire coathanger.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Brilliant idea!

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Clare said...

That's really pretty and a fab idea. hugs Clare x

Serena said...

Great idea and the wreath is gorgeous!