You know all those fabric scraps you have just lying around looking pretty?
I declare that we should show them off. I had some Ikat fabric mocking me that had a calling as a superstar.
I love how fabrics can take on a whole new look when you wrap them. I scrounged around my craft stash and dug up two embroidery hoops. I knew they would come in handy eventually, although I thought it would be for when I took the embroidery plunge.
I began by wrapping the fabric around the larger hoop, then found a complimentary fabric to wrap the smaller hoop. Then I hit a wall. Not a real one, although it wouldn’t surprise anyone thanks to my clutzy nature. I wasn’t sure how to attach the two hoops. The answer to all crafting problems is either Mod Podge or Hot Glue, can I get an Amen.
So from attaching the hoops together to bedazzling the wreath with fabric flowers my thumbs took a piping hot glue beating.
The whole thing took about an hour and now I have dreams of thousands of fabric covered wreaths hanging from our tree in the backyard. Beckoning the birdies to perch for a minute. That would be my happy place, until they pooped on my new Adirondack chairs. Then I would bust the broom out and hop on the crazy train. Choo Choo.
Have you been dreaming of bird heaven in your backyard?
DIY’d any fun projects?
What do you do with your fabric scraps?
Super cute! I will have to keep this in mind to use for my fabric scraps. A bunch of these hanging from a tree would be amazing – until the birds ruin it haha.
Yes, those silly birds….don’t they know it is a work of art 🙂
I really dig the fabrics you picked. Good work, ladyfriend! Did you use Katie B’s tutorial for the flowers or is it straight out of the intriguing mind of Christina B?
Katie B taught me! But this time instead of using pins to secure them I hot glued the backs and pressed the excess fabric on. Which is how I burned my thumbs about a million times!!!
The hot glued worked wonders though, I found with the pins that parts of my flowers would get wonky…hot glued kept them all in place. I am thinking I was rolling the fabric too tightly.
They look really pretty! I guess the heat from the glue goes through the fabric and into your fingers. I want to do something with fabric flowers for mothers day, I’m just not sure yet what.
Yes, that glue got me good. The yellow fabric was very thin so I could feel the heat for sure. Then it would be sneaky and seap out the outside and REALLY get me. Tim just laughed every time.
You totally should they are really easy to make and I think they are so cute 🙂
pretty! i just got new adirondack chairs too! world market? although mine are still sitting in the boxes waiting to be assembled…
Ohhhh I love them so much! We haven’t splurged on the real wood ones yet, just the hard plastic. But one day…one day my prince errrr chairs will come 🙂
Ohhh, stupid cute! I want one! I may have to get brave and try some of those flowers. You and Katie B make it look so easy. Haha. 🙂
Girl, yes! I mean don’t get me wrong it burned the junk outta my thumbs when I used the glue gun….but the pins into the styrofoam wreath were a breeze. You should just try it, even if it turns out terrible you post pictures and call it a fail 🙂
But I promise it will turn out awesome!!!
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