My art room is in a constant state of almost done. It is the only room in the house that isn’t a mix of modem and traditional styles. It’s shabby chic, totally girlie, pinks and pastels and flowers.It’s a pleasant on going project. I’m adding to it a little at a time. Just a little bit here and a little bit there…. Eventually it will all come together. I use the room for more than just my creating it has a little bed in it too ( it was in the Wordless Wednesday post this week .) Our oldest granddaughter stays in my art room when she sleeps over. She likes pink too. Our other grandchildren all curl up together in the queen sized bed in our guest room,they’re small and they all fit for now.
It’s been a while since I posted a new craft so it’s the perfect opportunity for me to add a little something to my art room too.
What You Need
Styrofoam Wreath 12-14 inches
Cotton fabric 1/2 yard
Cotton batting 1 small bag
Embellishments, fabric flowers, silk flowers, buttons, rosettes, pearls, lace, etc.
Note: click on any image to get an enlarged photo.
Lets Make It! Make a snip on the end of the fabric about 2-3 inches wide and then tear ( this will leave a frayed and uneven edge , shabby) . You will need approximately 8 strips at 3 inches wide to cover a 14 inch wreath.
Pull batting from bag and begin to place all over the front of the wreath, you can do the top and sides too if you prefer. But leave the back without batting so it will lay flat against the wall/door.
Once you have it covered. Take a strip of fabric, dot it with a bit of hot glue and then place it on the wreath. Add a straight pin to mark your starting point and to hold it in place while the glue dries…
Begin wrapping the fabric slowly and evenly over the batting and around the wreath. Dotting the fabric with glue occasionally to keep it in place, do not apply glue directly to the foam ( it will melt). Wrap completely until you come to the pin where you started. Add a final dot of glue.
Time for a little ribbon. Starting at the back by your pin put a drop of glue on the ribbon and lay it over the fabric and begin wrapping. Spread it out a bit you don’t want to cover all of your wonderful shabby edges.
Now it’s fluff time! Start making/gathering, ribbon flowers ( see how to here) buttons, lace, pearls, whatever you want. If you’d like to make some fabric rosettes ( sorry I haven’t posted a tutorial on rosettes ) here’s a great video to help. After you have everything you want ready to attach. Lay it all in on your wreath first and position it where you want it before you glue it on. This is important there’s no turning back once you glue it on.
I made a couple of rosettes and added some lace and this fun heart button on mine.
Almost done. It’s time to make a bow. use the the some ribbon you wrapped with or use some other ribbon or lace to create your bow, it’s all up to you. I made a loose folding bow ( shabby) .Tie a hanging ribbon around the top of your wreath. Before you glue your bow on.
Shabby chic! That’s one more piece for the art room. I hung it on this lovely hook and it can be seen as you walk into the room. You know what’s coming next….Taa Daa!
If you decide to make your own shabby chic wreath wreath please let me know I’d love to see photos of your finished projects.