Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Holiday Wreath Pattern
As the holidays quickly approach, it is time to start considering putting up the decorations. I usually wait until after December 5th; that way Remembrance Day Ceremonies are over and the season is almost in full swing. One of the first things I like to put up is a wreath. There are many different types available on the market, but sometimes home-made is best. The following is a pattern taken from The Homemaker Helper Series: Crafts and is very simple to make.
3 strips of holiday fabric, each 3” X 36” – each strip should be a different print
Ribbon – ¼” wide and 1 ½” wide
1. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, right sides together, and sew using a ¼” seam allowance. Be sure to leave one end open.
2. Turn the tubes right side out and fill with stuffing. Don’t overstuff as the tubes will be more difficult to braid.
3. Stitch the tubes together at the open end. Braid the tubes, securing the other end with a few stitches as well.
4. Join the two ends in a circle and secure with a few stitches. Add a hanging loop and a bow.
This wreath can be made to suit any season. Holiday prints with gold or silver threads would make for a very festive wreath.
For a larger wreath, all you will need to do is make the tubes longer. Make yours today!
Have a great day!