Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hanging Up - Pin Wheel Wreath (and a how to!)

Well folks, I think it is safe to say that summer is really underway these days and is was time for me to take down the spring flower wreath and move on to a more summery one. So I came up with these little pin wheels (have you noticed pin wheels popping up all over the place?) and a new wreath was born.
To start you will need one, two or three pieces of fabric, I would recommend that at least the outer most layer be felt, I made my by sandwiching a layer of regular quilters cotton between to pieces of felt it seemed to be the perfect amount of stiffness. So lets say for the purpose of this post you want to make a three layered pin wheel. You are going to start with cutting a small square out of felt, this will be your inter most layer, you will then cut two more squares each about 1/4 of an inch larger than the one before.
For the next step you will snip from the corner up to about 1/4 of an inch from the middle (maybe even less), you want to cut all three layers together.
Next you will fold one half of each corner into the center as shown. You want to sew each corner as you go, overlapping them slightly.
Finally once you have all four corners sewn down you need to sew a button in the middle to top it off!
I hot glued mine onto a florist's wreath that I wrapped in some (cheap!) variegated yarn. This project is super easy and quick, my eleven year old sister spent the night on Sunday and was able to whip up enough for her own wreath in the time it took us to watch Nancy Drew and that included all the time it takes to put together the right color combinations!

As always I'd love to know if you make any of my projects, so drop me a line (even better if you send pictures!). Also as promised this is project week so check back every day for a new project I'm working on.

1 comment:

  1. Ok, I must make one (or more) of these. Trip to the craft store tomorrow?


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