Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of barn wood and chippy shabby chic shutter type background pieces with cute wreaths, banners, or pictures hung on them. Last week I decided to create this barn wood background display piece which turned out adorable – DIY blog post for this piece coming soon. Today I decided to create a wreath with some country flair to display on my new barn wood background. This wreath has a lot of texture and dimension using denim and canvas strips. It was a pretty straight forward and simple project, and only took me about an hour. Here’s the how to. . . .
- Denim Fabric (I used about a 1/2 yard)
- Canvas Fabric (I purchased a 9’X12′ canvas drop cloth for painting)
- 14″ Styrofoam wreath (This project would be very easy to update for any size wreath you would like)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Fabric Scissors
- Ribbon or Twine
First you will need to cut your strips of fabric. I cut a couple dozen of each up front, and then cut more as I needed them. How many you need is going to depend on how tightly you bunch them together. For this wreath I cut the strips about 2″ wide by about 12″ long. This left only enough fabric to do a single knot which is why I used the glue gun to secure the knots in place. I have cut longer pieces in the past closer to 24″ long, so that I had enough fabric to double knot. You might cut a couple pieces of each length to see which length you prefer the look of. The longer double knotted wreath was definitely a quicker process because it didn’t require hot gluing each piece, but the knots were more noticeable.
Next, begin tying your strips of fabric around your wreath. I switched off between the denim and canvas. Like I said above, since I only single knotted my strips I added a dab of hot glue to the knot to secure it in place.
To create the really full shabby look, go back after you have tied a few strips of fabric and use your scissors to cut about 1″-2″ up the tails of your scrap fabric 3-4 times on each side of the knot. Then continue this process until the wreath is completely covered.
This project has lots of additions or alterations that could be made to make any number of adorable wreaths. You could hot glue some fabric flowers around it to add a splash of color, or you could use any other color fabric on the wreath itself. Be creative, and enjoy this super fun and simple project!
If you are short on time or not feeling up to making this wreath or the barn wood background display, I have both items listed for sale on my Etsy shop here.
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