Great for celebrating any season, occasion or holiday!
And just like that, spring is on its way! To celebrate the bit of sunshine that’s finally peeping out, we made this cheery spring wreath. It’s super easy to DIY, and can be personalized in so many ways! We used dyed Dritz® cheesecloth to wrap the foam wreath, and then customized it with a banner celebrating “March” and an assortment of colorful cover buttons. Make this yours by choosing favorite banner and button fabrics, a different color of dyed cheesecloth, and the message of your choice for the banner. See how!
- Cheesecloth – 12 yards
- Flocked monogram iron-on letters
- Cover buttons – size and quantity of your choice
- Twist cord – 26”
- Belle™ Buttons – style and quantity of your choice
- Suspender/mitten clips – 1 pair
- Fabric pen/pencil
- Unique Stitch® fabric glue
- Needle & thread (we used a curved needle)
- Straight pin
- Tape measure
- 14” foam wreath
- Dylon® Permanent Fabric Dye – we used China Blue
- Steam-A-Seam2 fusible web – 1 sheet
- Fabric for flags – 10pcs cut to 2” x 3”
- Scrap fabric for cover buttons
- Large bowl, water and spoon for dye bath
- PDF flag pattern
- Printer and paper
- Glue gun
Gather the cheesecloth, dye, bowl, water and spoon. Dye the cheesecloth following the instructions on the Dylon® dye package. Rinse and hang to dry.
Cut your fabrics for flags to size noted above.
To create the flags, cut five 2” x 3” pieces of the fusible web.
Gently peel the webbing from between the two protective sheets, and place it between two pieces of cut fabric. Press with iron to adhere the fabrics wrong sides together. Repeat to create each flag.
Print and cut out each flag from the PDF pattern provided. Trace flags onto your finished fabric pieces with your fabric pen/pencil. Cut out the flags.
Following the instructions on the iron-on lettering package, apply the letters to your flags. Set aside for now.
Wrap your dry, dyed cheesecloth around the foam wreath, and glue or hand stitch the ends to secure.
Measure 6” down from the top of the wreath on each side to determine clip placement.
Pin each clip in place with a straight pin, and then use a curved needle to hand stitch the clips to the cheesecloth.
Position the flags on a flat surface approximately ¼” apart. Find the center of the 26” twist cord, center it on your flags, and glue it in place across the tops of your flags. Allow to dry. Tie the cord ends in knots.
Cover your buttons with fabric. Gather your assortment of covered buttons and other decorative buttons and place them on your wreath to determine arrangement. Hot glue buttons in place as desired.
You like? Think of how you can customize this wreath! Birthday or baby to celebrate? Add a name or gender to the flag banner. Holiday time? Choose festive dyes and fabrics and this wreath could be mark Halloween or Christmas, too. Have fun!
We’d love to hear from you … ! Leave us a comment and tell us how you’ll make this wreath uniquely yours.