Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Muslin Tie Wreath



This is my front door go to wreath for those months without a major holiday (i.e. January, March, May, August, September, etc.). It is simple yet I can't tell you how many compliments I get on it. I made it back in August and I still get questions about how to make it especially this past month when I put it back up after taking Christmas down. You will need:

a wire wreath frame
2 1/2 yards of oatmeal speckled muslin
1/4 yard of accent material (I used a navy polka dot pattern.)
scissors 

First, cut your muslin. You'll need two different lengths/widths of material. Cut about 30 to 40 strips (depending on how big your wreath frame is) of muslin measuring 14 inches by 3 inches. Then, cut about 30 to 40 strips of muslin measuring 9 inches by 1 1/2 inches. 

Next, start tying. To tie the larger pieces of material, you'll want to weave the strip between the two outside wires of the wreath. Not sure if that made sense, but here's a picture. (Sorry, it came out a little blurry.) Once the material is weaved, you'll then bring the ends up wrapping them around the outer wire edges and double knot it. 



For the smaller strips, just wrap the material around the inner wires of the wreath and double knot the material. So, you will be tying a pattern. Tie a longer strip then a smaller strip. You will keep tying in this order until the wreath is covered. 


Here's the back of the wreath. Almost as pretty as the front! You can see the pattern of tying long, short, long, short, long, short from this side. 


Finally, for the tie to hang the wreath, I wanted to keep the material frayed like the muslin. So, I didn't do any sewing. All I did was cut the material to the length and width I liked and then made a double knot at the top for it to hang. So easy but like I said so cute! 


2 comments:

  1. I love this!! So easy but so pretty!! Would love to see you at my craft party which is new Thursdays at 7pm EST. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Thank you for your comment! You are exactly right - it is an easy, pretty wreath. I can't tell you how many compliments I get about it. We will definitely check out your craft party. Thanks for the invite!

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