Say “hello” to Saturday, everyone! Thanks for coming by today! I’ve only been able to post once this week, as several other friends and I were involved in an Instastory hop on Instagram today (you can view it until tomorrow at 11am pst, start at @thistle). I’ve been working all week on the project, and, for my first time doing a ‘real’ Instastory, it could have been worse! But today, even though I’m a bit late for Valentine’s Day, I’m going to share how to make a ticking fabric heart wreath (but, you can do it in any shape you want, and it will be gorgeous)!
INSPIRATION for THE HEART WREATH
I first saw this project done by Jen at Noting Grace. Her blue ticking fabric and denim wreath stops me in my tracks every time I see it on social media. SO pretty! Thanks for the inspiration, Jen!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
(There are not affiliate links in this post… just sharing what I love and used!)
- 1-2 yards of ticking fabric in your color choice (I only used 1 yard)
- ½-1 yard of 1 or 2 contrasting fabrics (I used a double sided fabric which resulted in looking like I was using TWO additional fabrics)
- Wire form (wreath or round, or whatever!) (I bought mine at Dollar Tree, but you can also find them at Hobby Lobby)
- Wire cutters (optional)
- CD holder (CDs aren’t just for listening to!)
(Just sayin’: This wreath is meant to have a rustic look… don’t worry about being perfect… AT ALL!)
WHAT TO DO
A CD cover is about 5.5” long, so I used the CD cover to measure how long I was going to cut each strip… I “eyed” the ½” width (remember, this is supposed to be rustic, no one will ever know that the strips aren’t cut perfectly.) I cut a full length of the fabric (double layered), and used the strips before cutting another length of strips. (I hope that makes sense!) I did this for both the ticking and contrasting fabric.
I started tying the pieces around the form, (just one tie… no knot needed), when I realized the form was getting too ‘full’, and that I couldn’t decipher that it was a heart (I really didn’t want a triangle wreath!). This wouldn’t happen with a round wreath, but any other shape, it might. So, I took wire cutters and cut-out the middle portion of the heart, leaving two wire layers. Perfect (I know, I know… this is supposed to be rustic, not perfect. Give a girl a break! ;-))
I continued tying the strips around, sporadically tying in a strip of contrasting fabric as I went. Then, when I was done, I tied in some additional contrasting fabric wherever I thought it needed it. After that, I shook-out the wreath (LOTS and LOTS of threads, people… I’m still finding them after vacuuming!), and then I made sure all the strips were turned outward from the wires, and the ‘knots’ were facing the back. (Again, hope that makes sense.)
I hung it in several different places, and I think I’m going to leave it on my door for this week, and then maybe put it on my windowpane above my media console for the rest of the month!
What do you think? It was super easy and fun to do while listening to the TV. What other shape do you think would look pretty for a ticking fabric wreath? Remember, I love reading your comments! See you soon!