Fabric Wreath

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Wreaths are not just for Christmas! With the right fabric, you can make a seasonal wreath, or a holiday wreath. We chose blue and silver fabrics for a Hanukkah/winter wreath. Here are some other fabric ideas:

*Christmas: red, green, and gold
*Valentine’s Day: red, pink, white
*Easter/spring: pastel colors
*Patriotic wreath for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, etc: red, white, and blue
*Fall: red, orange, brown, yellow
*Summer: bright green with jewel-colored accents

What You’ll Need:
*Fabric, at least 2 contrasting colors/patterns. When choosing a fabric, don’t be concerned about the pattern detail as you’ll really only be able to see the overall color once it’s finished. We chose 6 different fabrics, of various types, and used less than a yard of each.
*Scissors
*Wreath – we used a grapevine wreath, but you can also use a foam, wood, or wire wreath
*Ribbon for a bow

Preparation:
*Cut the fabric into strips about 3 inches wide and 18 inches long. Cut one piece first and be sure it fits around the widest part of your wreath. Adjust the length as needed before cutting the remaining pieces. We recommend that you start out with about 30 pieces total (equal amounts of each pattern) and then see how much more you need.

Activity:
*Going around the wreath in a pattern, tie each piece of fabric in a knot. Trim the ends to about 1 inch or so.


*Tie the ribbon in a bow at the top of your wreath.
*Send us a picture of your fabric wreath and we may post it to our site! info@mycalendarmaker.com.

Suggested Resources:
*Baby Burp Cloths - from MyActivityMaker.com
*Hooded Towels - from MyActivityMaker.com

This activity can be found in the Holidays and Arts & Crafts section of our site.