Saturday, December 14, 2013

Something Christmassy


Hi there.  Sorry I haven't brought you a weekly new stitch but I have been very busy making Christmas cards, sewing and also finishing off my handmade Christmas wreath


I would like to share with you a couple of photos.  It isn't really a tutorial, as such, but any sewists out there would be able to work it out quite easily with just a couple of my photos to go by.


First thing, buy yourself a polyfoam wreath.  I bought mine from Riot and Craft here in Australia, but I am sure you could find one at any Spotlight or craft store in your country.




 
 
The idea here was to use up all my old Christmas fabrics from past years that I no longer wanted to use in any of my quilting projects.
I had 60 cm of this fabric in my stash.   I ripped it into 2 1/2 " strips and then began from the back of the wreath, glueing and wrapping, glueing and wrapping.  Slightly overlap each wrap of the fabric.
 
 


 
 
 
 
Next thing is to make lots and lots of fabric yo yos...I made 20 large and 20 small yo yos to place on this wreath.  Once again, lots of old fabrics from my stash.   I also purchased some very long pins.  And it is as simple as that.  Just overlap and pin through the centre of each double yo yo.  And Voila, one finished Christmas Wreath.   Oh and do remember to tie a pretty ribbon on it or string so that you can hang it on your front door.





 


10 comments:

  1. I love your wreath, what a clever idea to use those fabrics that you don't really like, they look great in this project. If I do not see you before Christmas have a wonderful day. Best whishes, Wendy

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  2. I love it! I have been trying to find a polyfoam wreath with no luck :( I must find another project where I can incorporate yo-yos. Happy Holidays!

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  3. This is lovely Vicki, and such a good idea for using up scraps;

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  4. These are just too cute! I will add this to my list for next Christmas. Love the yo yos!

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    1. Thanks Paula. I truly appreciate your feedback. Have fun making the yo yos :)

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  5. I love this!
    Thanks so much for adding your link x

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    1. Thanks Clare. I made one for my daughter and myself. A great way to use up fabrics that are a bit dated. Loved linking up with you.

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