Monday, November 16, 2009

sytyc:week three


well some of you guessed right on my craft last week! but did you see how many amazing ones there were? wow. i definitely want to make some of those!

even bigger wow. i won that round even with all the other amazing crafts! (thank you!)

like i said this craft was a last minute "oh my, what am i going to do for this theme" craft. so it's easy to do and fast to accomplish. i guess kind of like all my crafts, if you can make it with kids jumping on you or in your lap as you do it...then well it's probably got my stamp on it.

here are the steps as seen on sytyc:

this no sew fabric wreath is super easy and super fast to make. using up just scraps, it's also a pretty cheap but classy way to dress up your wall!
what you will need:
hot glue gun
muslin square
scraps of fabric
a frame you can place you finished product.

first i went through all my fabrics that i might want to put in my wreath. i eliminated some and kept 6 that were going to be in the wreath.
then i took my frame and placed it on top of my muslin.
i want a guide line for my wreath so i checked my cupboards for the right size circle, which in this case was one of my bowls.
i traced with a pencil around my bowl. now i have a guideline for my wreath.
next i took my fabric and cut little strips (mine are aprox 1 1/4 by 3 inches.
i then folded in half my strips, and ironed down. these are going to be your leaves.
now i'm going to show you how to make the leaf. these two next steps will help you make all your leaves on your wreath.
first you are going to make sure your raw edge is facing down towards you.
then you are going to take one of your sides of the strip and fold down at the halfway point like the picture above.
next you are going to do the same thing with the other side. just like the picture above.
and now you have your leaf. now lets make the leaves on your wreath!
using my drawn on circle as my guide, i will fold and hot glue gun my leaves onto the muslin

make sure you do a small dab of hot glue on muslin, and in between fabrics (i even added a little dab in each layer of fabric so it all stayed put well)
next place your second strip laying across the other way, and make sure you cover your raw edge bottom.

continue your process of folding and hot glueing your leaves by alternating the way you lay your strip.
and make sure you use your penciled in circle as your guide.
see how easy!

when you are done you will have a beautifully simple wreath. i hung mine with some fabric from the frame.
and it hangs in my hall by the door. i think it would look great hanging alone on a wall or with a collage of other black frames with other artwork or pictures of family!
this weeks challenge theme is "green" oooooh man again so many AWESOME CRAFTS AGAIN! we will see if i can survive yet another round! shaking in my boots...can you spot mine?
wish me luck...i think i'm going to need it! ;)

come back tomorrow we will be having a sponsored giveaway!

40 comments:

Marie said...

haha, i totally know which one is yours! Super cute!! How was your weekend?

Needled Mom said...

Love the wreath and will go check out the green.

SLO Rober said...

This wreath definately caught my eye. Gorgeous.

Amy said...

I'd recognize those clavicals anywhere...ummm hello necklace!!!!

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

I loved this wreath! How cute and simple! Congrats on winning! :)

Kristine Hanson said...

I will be making one of these this week, LOVE IT!!!!

Tasha said...

GORGIOUS! I loved loved loved this one! You really are amazing. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

girlsmama said...

Your neck is just too beautiful not to recognize. Lovely as always. :) I think I might make those for Christmas...

michele said...

knew this was yours the minute i saw it :) totally voted for you, congrats on the win!

kersten said...

Thanks for the wheat pillow tutorial and I LOVE the wreath! I am glad you won that round. I need to go vote again now.

Dayna said...

Can totally tell the necklace is yours! One because I love it and another b/c it looks like your craftiness!

Congrats on the win!

amylouwho said...

You go girl! Congrats on the win!! Off to check out this week's. . .

Shealynn Benner said...

I totally spotted you. ;) I saw your hair.

Shealynn Benner said...

You know... you should have asked your husband to wear the "thing you made" for pictures. That would have thrown EVERYONE OFF! LOL! Not to mention... HOW FUNNY WOULD THAT BE!?

Wes and Dani said...

Yay! I voted right again. :) It's pretty cool how I can pick out your "style" of crafts...must mean you ROCK. :)

Its So Very Cheri said...

What a pretty wreath and a teaser for tomorrow

cheri

cindi said...

Congrats on the win! It's a super cute craft and one I can actually do. Can't wait to try it.

K said...

I agree, the hair makes me think the necklace is yours! I really would love a tutorial for it. It is devine!

Amy R said...

I loved the wreath. So glad you got the win! Love the necklace too btw. . .

Ashley said...

Yay!!! congrats!!!

Tricia Anne said...

Congrats!
Loved the wreathe. :o)
-Trish

Larissa said...

Yay for winning...totally already spotted you in the new round. LOVE IT.

dana said...

Congrats Vanessa! I love it even more as I walk through the tutorial.

Erin A said...

OMG, love the wreath! It's adorable, you had me at "no sew" and I bookmarked that baby right away.

Venturing a guess for this week, the necklace? I recognize the spray paint color from your twine balls. (not that you OWN the color but you know, throwing your regular tutorial readers a clue, eh?) :) Good luck!

Elise said...

LOVE that wreath!! Don't care for that website, cause everytime I get on there {{they}} say, "We're going to kill your little computer. Bwahahahaha!!!!"
I may have to go over just get some directions for your uber-cool wreath though.
Elise

Anna Jo said...

haha! haven't been a reader for long, but I've been right on which craft was yours each time! :) Your crafts are beautiful!!!

Brandy @ The Moody Fashionista said...

Woohoo! Congrats on winning! You had me at no-sew :o)

This week I am going to guess the green necklace is yours. Very cute.

Best of luck!

Kristin said...

I am so glad this won, because I was dying for the tutorial. I thought I had it figured out, but its always nicer to see a tutorial first! It was so beautiful, something I can easily picture in my home!

bananasforbreakfast said...

Love the wreath and loving all these great tutorials, plenty to keep me busy all holiday season!

Bubba said...

I voted for the wreath cuz I knew it would be yours! I'm so glad there's a tutorial because I definitely have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

Mimi Sue said...

Very, very cute. Love it. Really love your painted fireplace. Mimi

Kellie said...

Yeay! I knew it! Congrats on the win! :)

forever folding laundry said...

Gorgeous. You are rockin' these crafts, my friend!!

~Keri

Tanya said...

i think it's the necklace and i just love it! i am going to try to make one for sure!

Dogwood said...

What a great idea. Such lovely fabric.

zippy said...

i totally voted for u! so glad u won--i LOVE this project!!

LeAnn said...

I love your wreath! I think if you turned it into an "easy sew" project it would ROCK as a throw pillow!

Good luck in the challenge!!!

Kim Walus said...

You're a Genius. I love this simple and elegant fabric wreath! Very Nice! Thanks for sharing all of your creative projects with us.

TJ and Whitnee said...

So creative, and such a great decoration! I'd love to share this tutorial on sewwhattoday.blogspot.com on March 1! Love this!

James said...

I am so glad this won, because I was dying for the tutorial. He bought xanax from me!

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