Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lilly Pulitzer Fabric Wreath Tutorial

I have Lilly Pulitzer fabrics and scraps that beg to be put to good use. Yesterday, I crafted a wreath using Lilly Pulitzer fabric. I had enough fabric to make the wreath all one pattern, but this would also look fabulous with several different fabrics. Although I love the way the wreath looks in this picture, it's not quite finished! Watch for another post with a great tutorial for the finishing touches that will complete the DIY project.

To start the project, I cut strips of fabric using a rotary cutter and mat. You could also use scissors, but the rotary cutter was faster. I didn't measure the strips perfectly, but they were about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in width. The length of the strips is up to you. The fabric strips that I used are 18 inches in length and wrapped around the straw wreath almost 3 times.

I ended up with about 30 strips of fabric and had quite a few remaining when the wreath was covered. Keep the extra pieces of fabric for the second part of this tutorial for an extra special finishing touch! Cutting the strips will be the most time consuming part of this project. I used a straw wreath that I bought at Joanns, but I think that a styrofoam wreath would work, too.

I put a bit of hot glue on the fabric and wrapped it around the wreath, pulling it tightly so that there were no gaps in the fabric, working my way around the wreath. Wrapping the wreath was a fairly fast process.

Watch for a follow up post for an adorable finishing touch for your wreath.

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