Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Scraptastic


This is what I made the other night. Isn't it adorable?! About a year ago I found the Nester's blog. If you have not yet visited her blog, go now. Seriously...her blog is so fabulous! Full of great home decorating ideas for bargain prices. Since becoming a fan of her blog, I have been saving thin scraps of fabric knowing I would one day get around to making one of her fun swags. But I don't really have a current need for a swag. So I just keep saving my scraps that include even the selvage ends- which I actually really love- the little circles of color are just fun. Anyone else feel that way? No? OK, well we have long confirmed my crazy. When I saw Lisagh's wreath creation last week, I just knew that I finally had a use for some of my strips of scrap fabric.


I picked through to find just the pinks and greens of course. I mean, they really are the most versatile, year-round colors. Christmas, check. Easter, check check. Summer, check. Every other month, check check check! It's a great idea for a kiddie or family project too. I bought this small (if I make another one I will buy a larger one though) wreath form from the Dollar Store. Nothing says "who cares if I hate it in the end" like a project that costs all of $1. If you don't have an obscene collection of scraps, you could certainly buy some cheap-o fabric at Wally World. Then you could actually customize the fabrics. I just used what I had though. If you look closely, you will see several selvage ends, some Lilly scraps, and even the waistline from a pair of Lilly capri pants that I turned into scrap fabric (buttons, buttons holes and Lilly size tag too!). Have some baby clothes or family mementos, add them too. No two pieces are cut exactly the same size- some are very thin and some are very wide. Most are not even straight or even. They are all about 10" long but you should test out your wreath form first as they are all a bit different. Thanks for the fun ideas Nester and Lisagh!

9 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

I want that precious wreath right now to hang with my pink mini-Christmas tree :) It is darling!!! Good Job!

lisagh said...

Love it!

Gigi said...

This is really cute! Was the base a straw wreath form or styrofoam?

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

The base I used was straw-ish but you could use anything. Lisagh used a metal base and hers is fabulous! Honestly I was in the $1 store buying tissue paper and saw the form just sitting there and though what the heck....it's only $1.

Cricket said...

oh that is just the cutest thing ever! i love it!!

SAS said...

Very cute! I recently bought a Christmas wreath made out of Christmas ribbon. It is adorable. I will post pictures soon!

Chitown Meg said...

I love this!!! It's so cute- and how creative! :) I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Janice said...

What a cute preppy wreath!

Buford Betty said...

I'm borrowing this idea - but I'm using it on Gertie and Charlie's harnesses for our Jingle Jog 5k next week. They will be too cute to boot!!!!

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