Duck Cloth Wreath

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Introduction: Duck Cloth Wreath

I really wanted to make something to decorate my home for the holidays, and when I saw a similar looking wreath hanging in a store window display, I fell in love and knew I had to make it! I wanted a light colored wreath, so I chose to use duck cloth, a plain woven canvas-like fabric.

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!


Materials needed:
  • 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)

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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!

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    8 Discussions

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    jackiellundgren
    jackiellundgren

    6 months ago

    Hi. This c wreath is beautiful! Could you do this wreath with just cotton fabric or is it not stiff enough?

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    BigRed1973
    BigRed1973

    6 years ago on Introduction

    This is gorgeous! I am thinking it's time here in Maine for a Spring wreath. Thank you for sharing......

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    cakeyou
    cakeyou

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! Have fun making your wreath! :)

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    AngryRedhead
    AngryRedhead

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Stunning and shows amazing dedication!

    What I really like is how easily it could be used for something other than Christmas. :D