As more and more people are jumping on the sewing wagon, I wanted to share project variety.  Today I saw this project from a new blogger for a quick and easy Spring wreath and thought it was a lovely idea. What a great way to make a beautiful fabric wreath with some basic supplies. No sewing machine is needed to create this work of art.  Let’s show her some support and check out how she did it…

and pssst… if you stop by or find her on Instagram tell her I sent you!

Quick and easy Spring wreath!

You will need:

Polystyrene wreath/ring (size of your choice – I used a 30cm wreath)
Fabric cut into strips
– My fabric strips were 6.5cm/2.5″ wide x the width of the fabric which was 112cm/44″
– I used 10 strips to cover this wreath
Fabric cut into circles
– 3 x large circles – diameter approx 18cm/7″
– 6 x small circles – diameter approx 11cm/4.5″
Scissors or rotary cutter and cutting mat
Glue gun / glue
Needle and thread
Various buttons


Let’s get started!

Take your first strip of fabric, fold it in half, and iron it so that you have a nice crisp edge, then stick it to the back of the polystyrene wreath… I used a glue gun to stick mine. Then start to wind it around the wreath. Take a minute to think about what way you are sticking it so that the raw edge isn’t visible when you wind it around the wreath.
Continue to wind the fabric around the wreath nice and tightly. I added a blob of glue every so often just to ensure it stayed in place.
Keep going, adding in new strips as necessary, or introduce a new color when you’re ready. Sorry, as you may know, I’m new to all this and I forget to take a picture when I changed color… oops!
When you come to the very end of your wreath fold in your last piece of fabric as you wrap it so that you are left with a neat edge. Stick well at the back. That’s your fabric wrapped around the wreath… that didn’t take long did it?!
Next, we make the flowers, or you might be familiar with these being called YoYos or Suffolk Puffs.

I drew around a bowl and a large glass (sizes as above) to give me the two different-sized flowers.

Cut out your desired number of flowers in the sizes of your choice. Take your first circle and with a needle and thread do a running stitch around the circle about 1/2 cm in from the edge.

Pull the end of the thread to gather in the fabric and flatten down into the flower shape. I did a few stitches in and around the center to keep it in shape.
Sew a button into the center of the flower using the excess thread left after pulling in the running stitch. That’s your first flower done… repeat this until you have the desired number of flowers made.
Using your glue gun / glue stick the flowers on to the wreath in your desired pattern.
Attach a ribbon, hang your wreath up somewhere and be proud of your make every day 🙂

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog… you have made a Crafty Mammy very happy 🙂 Keep an eye out for more ‘how to’ blogs coming soon!

Should you wish to have a closer look at this pretty pink fabric, or other fabrics available in my shop, please visit craftymammyfabrics on Etsy.

Joan Mantini

About Joan Mantini

After several years of being the Facebook page owner at Beginner Sewing, I noticed there was a desperate need to have a single go-to spot for members to be able to find answers to their common questions, get some useful tips & tricks, as well as find reputable places to purchase sewing products online. Taking my role as a trade publication editor by day, and combining it with my knowledge of frequently requested beginner sewing advice, I created An outlet that gives new sewists a free digital magazine geared for entry level sewing as an extra bonus!

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