Introduction: Duck Cloth Wreath
This wreath is extra awesome because it can be used year-round. You can leave the wreath plain, or switch up the decoration to fit the occasion!
- 16-inch wreath form
- 3 yards of duck cloth
- rotary cutter, cutting mat, and ruler; or fabric scissors
- about 575 dressmaker pins
- wreath decoration (optional)
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: Step 1: Cut the Cloth
Cut the duck cloth into three inch strips. Take two or three of the strips and wrap the wreath form completely. Secure the strips with some pins. This step is really important, or else you'll get bits of foam all over the place!
Cut the remaining duck cloth into 3" x 3" squares. I used a rotary cutter, cutting mat, and a ruler, but you can definitely just use a pair of fabric scissors. Don't worry about being super precise with the square measurements, as they're going to get folded and bunched up anyway.
I ended up using 575 squares for this wreath, so make yourself some hot cocoa and put on your favorite movie (or three)!
Step 2: Step 2: Fold and Pin
Fold a square into quarters and pin the folded corner to the wreath form. Pin the squares pretty close together and alternate the directions to create a full looking wreath. You can adjust the pinned pieces as you work.
Step 3: Step 3: Decoration
Once you're done pinning all of the squares to the wreath (whew!), you can either leave the wreath as-is, or find a decoration to pin on to it. Because I wanted this to be a Christmas-y wreath, I used a couple of fabric poinsettias.
This gorgeous wreath does take a little while to make, but it will totally be worth it in the end! Have fun!
Participated in the