By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.
When I think of summer, I think of batik fabric. It makes me think of a beautiful tropical vacation, even if I can’t go on one. Recently, I found a jelly roll of beautiful batik fabrics in a store. In just a few easy steps, I turned the batik jelly roll into a beautiful wreath that makes me smile every time I come home. If batik fabrics aren’t your things or you’re looking for a scrap buster project, any cotton fabric will work for this project!
- Cut each strip of your jelly roll in half the long ways to create two long and thin strips. Then, cut each long strip into fourths. This allows you to get 8 strips from each piece of fabric. If you are using scraps or not a jelly roll, you are aiming to get pieces that are approximately 1.25” x 10.5”.
- Repeat Step 1 until you have between 85-90 strips of fabric. I did this while watching TV and it went pretty quickly.
- Select a strip and tie it around the foam wreath so you have approximately an equal amount on each side.
- Select a second strip and overlap it slightly with the first. This allows the knots to be side by side with minimal wreath showing through.
- Continue adding strips in this manner until you have covered the whole wreath. Choose colors in a pseudo-random pattern to give your wreath interest.
- Twist your tied strips around slightly so there is not just a straight line of knots down your wreath. This will add more visual interest to your wreath and hide any knots that might not be as nice as others.
- Hang your wreath by the method of your choosing and enjoy!