Fabric Cherry Blossom Wreath
Fabric Cherry Blossom Wreath
If you saw my paper cherry blossom branches post you know how much I appreciate these pretty and pink gifts. Here's another way to capture these little gems all spring.
And as I appreciate fabric crafts as much, I wanted to share a fabric cherry blossom wreath project that uses scrap fabric and wreath base options found on hand.
Cherry Blossom Wreath Base Ideas
Repurpose an older wreath if you like.
I am using a straw wreath base that I've used many times before.
I like to make a wreath to enjoy for a few seasons then deconstruct it so I can save on the expense of a new base, limit my storage needs of another large wreath AND freshen up with a new design.
I like to cover the straw wreath with ribbon or scrap fabric to give it a monotone color base and then embellish from there.
For this paper cherry blossom wreath, I'm using an asymmetrical design, which will feature real twigs covered in fabric cherry blossoms.
Variations on a Theme
No need to spend a dime on this project, friends! This project is full of variations to try as your supplies present themselves.
Start by gathering your materials. You will need:
- Pink, red, white and green fabric - cut into 2.5" strips of any length that you will use to create small fabric squares and leaves.
- A wreath base of some sort - could be an old wreath that's seen better days, could be a piece of cardboard that you cut into a circle and hole out the center. I could be a pool noodle that you cut down and wrap with some tape to create a circle. Have fun and do not spend any money or time out of the home at the craft store!
- Branches, sticks, twigs - whatever you want to call them, just some wooden materials you can find for free in your yard, the park, a neighbors's yard (please ask first!)
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Ribbon to hang your wreath
- Command hook or other type of hook to hang your pretty wreath on your door, over your mantle, in front of a mirror or other.
How To Make Fabric Cherry Blossoms
As with most of my projects, there is plenty of trial and error. Lots of error, friends and that offers great learning potential!
I tried a few different methods and settled on this one.
Start with a square of fabric 2.5" x 2.5". You can easily move up or down from this starting point, but I want you to see what this size yields as I found that it seemed to best mirror an actual cherry blossom.
Fold this square in half, then half again and then with your folded corner at the bottom, fold the two sides together to make a triangle. I will show you in a video.
Next, use your scissors to trim away the pointy parts and create a soft curved edge of your blossom. Please refer to the video.
Now, with your hot glue, place a little drop of glue in the center of your blossom and squeeze it so that your petals pop up towards the ceiling. Aren't they lively?!
Once dry, your blossoms are ready to affix to your wreath branches and wreath base.
If you would like to add leaves to your fabric cherry blossom wreath, glue one or two to the base of a handful of your blossoms before you glue to your branches or wreath.
How to Create a Cherry Blossom Branch for Wreath Decoration
Below, I share how to easily transform a branch found in nature (on the ground!) into a pretty cherry blossom branch.
Make a bundle of these to make your wreath.
How to Make your Fabric Cherry Blossom Wreath
The easiest way to determine your wreath design is to lay your wreath base on a large table and lay out your branches.
Use floral twine to attach your branches to your wreath base.
Finally, add a couple of large cherry blossoms to the wreath area where you looped your floral twine.
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