A refashioned Christmas Wreath

A couple of Christmases ago someone on one of the quilting facebook pages I follow posted a photo of a beautiful Christmas wreath made from fabric, everyone went crazy over it and eventually she kindly wrote out some instructions which are still on Pat Sloan’s website as a free pattern. This was her wreath, isn’t it gorgeous…Fabric Wreath

I decided to make one, it is actually pretty easy as I remember, just circles of fabric folded into quarters and gathered along the curved edge, the ‘leaves’ were then just pinned into a polystyrene base. I decided to make some of them into Christmas rose type flowers as well, but I did struggle to get it to look right. I wrote about it here. Here was my finished wreath…A fabric Christmas Wreath

Whilst it has been on display each Christmas there was something about it that just didn’t work for me, it just didn’t look as good as I thought it should.

On Sunday I was sorting out some Christmas decorations and I decided to tackle it. I felt the main issue was the flowers, nice idea but it just didn’t work, so off came the flowers. Everything is just pinned on so it was pretty  easy to alter.Fabric Christmas Wreath

At first I was pinning them on pretty randomly, now some of you may remember I struggle with random!I hadn’t pinned many back on when I decided to make it a bit more organised, I pinned green ones on the outer and inner edges and the red ones down the centre.

It looks so much better, I feel it works now, so it’s proudly on display above the hearth.Fabric Christmas Wreath

 

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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12 Responses to A refashioned Christmas Wreath

  1. katechiconi says:

    I’ll have to see if I can find a polystyrene wreath form, this is very pretty!

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  2. MrsCraft says:

    It looks fabulous!

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  3. Deb says:

    The wreath is lovely!

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  4. Melody says:

    it is GORGEOUS!! I like the remake much better too!
    Happy Holidays from Iowa

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  5. Kate says:

    I like it much better without the flowers, that was a good decision. It looks beautiful now!

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  6. anne54 says:

    Inspired decision to take off the flowers, and to organise them into the green and red parts. Very stylish!

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  7. kathyreeves says:

    That’s much better! Well done!

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  8. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Random can be delightful, but perhaps with the eye darting to & fro so much it was a bit… well… maybe confusing for just now. We’re living in confusing times, and perhaps more order is comforting. I think they were both lovely, and this season’s version is very appropriate for This season. (Hope you’re not offended. xx)

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  9. sewchet says:

    It’s surprising how much effort has to go into placement to achieve a ‘random’ effect, isn’t it? It’s all about balance and real, true-life, actual ‘random’ probably wouldn’t look right. Just to say, you got it right in the end – beautiful!

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