How to Make a Material Wreath

by Ruth O'Neil

Wreaths can decorate any room in your home as well as your front door. Using fabric is one way to make a custom wreath that is personal to you or perfect for holidays throughout the year. Making fabric wreaths can be a good craft for the entire family to work on together. Have the kids make one using fun fabrics that match the décor of their rooms.

Items you will need

  • 3 yards assorted fabrics
  • Pinking shears (zigzag)
  • Measuring tape
  • 12-inch wire wreath
  • 3-inch wide ribbon
  • Wire
Step 1

Cut the fabrics into 1-inch by 6-inch strips. Cut up the entire 3 yards and divide the piles into four even piles. This will help to ensure that the strips are evenly distributed around the wreath.

Step 2

Lay the wire wreath frame on a flat surface. Divide your wire frame into four sections by tying one strip at each spot. For example, divide the wreath like a clock and tie a strip at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock.

Step 3

Take one pile of strips and begin tying them onto the frame in one section. You want them to be a little crowded so that you cannot see any of the wire once the wreath is complete.

Step 4

Work on the next section using a second pile of fabric strips. Continue tying on the strips, working each section with one pile of strips.

Step 5

Arrange the strips by pushing them around on the wire frame, until no part of the wire is showing. Cut additional strips and tie them on if necessary.

Step 6

Finish the wreath by adding a bow. Cut a 3-foot length of ribbon. Tie a double bow in a knot to hold it securely.

Step 7

Attach the bow to the wreath using an 8-inch length of wire. Slip the wire through the folds in the back of the bow and twist the doubled wire around the wire frame to hold it onto the wreath.

Tips & Warnings

  • To give your ribbon a little more shape, use a ribbon that has wire in the edges. You could also use raffia and tie on ornamental decorations.
  • The pattern of your fabric is not as important as the color. Since the strips are so small, large print patterns will not show up.