Tutorial: Fabric Flower Valentine Wreath.

Description:
This tutorial will guide you through the steps to make a Fabric Flower Valentine Wreath.  Beginner sewing skills are required, and anyone from a new crafter to a “Martha” will enjoy this project.

Materials Needed:
Sewing machine and thread
Glue gun and 8-12 glue sticks
1 yd 45″ wide red broadcloth
1 yd 45″ wide pink broadcloth
Heart shaped floral foam
2 yd 1-2″ wide ribbon

Fabric to Cut:
Red broadcloth: cut 25-30 2″x30″ strips
Pink broadcloth: cut 25-30 2″x30″ strips
Note: the longer the strips are cut, the larger the flowers will be.  The larger the flowers are, the less you will need to cover your entire wreath, so adjust your strips accordingly.  The wreath pictured used strips varying from 15-22″ in length.

Directions:

Make Fabric Roses
1. Fold each fabric strip in half lengthwise and press.


2. Using a basting stitch, stitch 1/4″ from raw edge along entire length of each fabric strip.  Leave threads long on each end and do not backstitch.

3. Gently pulling on TOP threads only, gather strips slightly.  Tie off threads at each end to secure gathers.
4. Using glue gun, fold one end of each strip 1/4″ toward rest of strip and glue.  Place thin line of glue along basted stitch line and wrap strip around itself, a few inches at a time.
5. Continue placing glue and wrapping strip around until rose is complete.
Attach Roses to Foam Heart
6. Beginning of front face of heart, glue roses to wreath one at a time, alternating pink and red colors.
7. Glue roses to outside edge of wreath, alternating pink and red colors.  As you place the roses, be sure to tuck them into place to cover any voids where the heart foam is visible between the roses.
8. Glue roses to inside edge of wreath, alternating pink and red colors.  Again, be sure to tuck the roses into place to cover any voids.
Attach Ribbon
9. Cut ribbon into two 1 yd lengths.  Glue one end of each piece to back of wreath, slightly angling towards the midline of heart.  Let glue set firmly.
10. Tie two ribbons together into a bow at desired length.  Cut off excess ribbon ends.  Using a match or lighter, quickly sweep ends of ribbon near (not through or you may start a fire!) flame to seal fibers and prevent fraying.
Have a Wonderful Valentine’s Day!
11. You are done!  Great job!

Comments

  1. I love this! Saw your comment on my tutorial and had to come visit your site-I’m totally adding you to my Google REader :) I’ve been trying to come up with a new wreath for my front door and you’ve inspired me with this!! :)

  2. Super cute Abby!

  3. So cute! I’m thinking of making a square one in black and white for my bedroom. If it was a pain to cover the white foam wreath, you may consider spray painting the heart first with a red paint. Love it, thanks for the fabulous idea!

  4. Fabulous!! All those flowers look so luxe!

    I featured your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-heart-shaped-wreath-covered-in-fabric-roses/2010/01/24/

    –Anne

  5. i love this. Yes, seems like a lot of others came up with similar wreaths, but I love yours the best! Can’t wait to make it!

  6. I am so in love with this. Even though I feel I am also a sewer/not-a-crafter, I may have to make this. Would felt work?

  7. What a beautiful wreath! I keep seeing such pretty Valentine wreath ideas, but this one really stands out!

  8. Love this!! I’m making it! Thanks.

  9. wow This has to be my favorite wreath for valentines day

  10. really pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Thanks so much for posting this! I’ve been wanting to make some cute decor for Valentine’s Day and I think this just won out! I love it!

  12. I’ve seen a lot of cute valentine’s wreaths but I think I like yours best. Nice job and thanks for sharing!

  13. That wreath is adorable. You have inspired me to quit my job, get pregnant and craft for the rest of my life!

  14. I love this one, Abby! I’ve been checking back every couple of days ever since you said you were putting a Valentine wreath up as I was curious to see it. Your pictures look so professional, too! Yea for you!

  15. Love this! I’ve seen a bunch of other tutorials too, but I like your roses best. Thanks for sharing!

  16. very cool … I’m glad that you randomly found my blog!! I’m living outside of Vancouver right now just finishing up a Rec Therapy degree!

  17. This is gorgeous!

  18. Really cute! I’m glad you didn’t garbage it! I ran into Ada at church, she says you like Utah okay. Can’t wait to run into you sometime when you are up. I’m hoping to do the ruby lu doll for Mia’s birthday in March! Can’t wait!!!

  19. So beautiful! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Just blogged this!

  20. thanks for this very cute creation

  21. oh how i LOVE IT!!! I’m gonna make one too!

  22. I loved your wreath and I’m making my own right now! Thanks for taking the time to share your work and the tutorial is sooo easy to follow!

  23. Awww…so pretty and such a clear tutorial! Thanks for linking up to “The Heart of the Matter”! I will put this in my craft queue!

  24. What a beautiful wreath! And your instructions are so clear and simple. I will have to find time to try this one. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  27. SOSOSO pretty! Love it! Thanks for joining the party!
    happy crafting!
    Linda

  28. I love this!! I’ve also been looking for something new for my door and this is perfect!! Thanks for posting and sharing your creativity with me!!

  29. This is so charming! I am going to use these for a wedding to decorate the doors of the church or small ones to hang from the brass sconces!!

  30. Beautiful lovely heart wrenching spring flowers. Bring smile on the face of your loved one with flowers from Fleur De Lis!

  31. Great blog. Thanks for sharing more than your ideas. Your enthusiasm came through and made me smile.

    Caroline White

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  33. wow,so nice,so beautiful

  34. I linked to this tutorial at http://nancyscouture.blogspot.com

  35. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!!
    You did an amazing job!!! :)

  36. I love this fabric flower valentine’s day wreath! I’ve been wanting to make something like this for a while now! :)

  37. A stunning beauty. Thank you for the tutorial. I’m looking forward to making one now.

  38. Super cute :) I think I’ll make one on Saturday.
    I saw the comment a few down about painting the wreath first. Make sure you use latex or acrylic paint – either interior wall paint or the little craft tubes…
    Based on a couple of trying personal experiences, take my word on it that spray paint will eat through styrofoam!

  39. Very nicely done

  40. Lovely tutorial!!!

    Many Thanks ; )
    Carine

  41. Great wreath it would work really well with cream material for a wedding wreath or posy. Maybe with a mixture of fabrics, silks, organza, the possibilities are endless. Great idea. Might try a Christmas version, thanks for sharing the idea.

  42. Beautiful result !!

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  44. Seriously LOVE this. I will for sure be making one for next year. So cute! Thanks for sharing this Tutorial!

  45. WOW, This is so beautiful creation and you described it very nicely, thanks for sharing.

  46. That’s so beautiful! I really want to try it out! Could be a great birthday present I think!

  47. Thanks for posting and sharing your creativity with me!!

  48. Super cute :)

  49. Really Great to be found…. Thanks very much for the share… Keep posting. I’m looking forward to your new posts.

  50. So beautiful! Nice design for valentines day! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  61. I am finally getting around to trying this project. I’ve wanted to for a while :) I have all the supplies but can’t find the heart shaped floral foam. Where did you purchase yours? I only see the circular one at Michael’s and Joann’s. Maybe I’ll have to with that. Thank you for sharing! :)

  62. Sparkle Stitch – I believe I found mine at Michael’s, but if you haven’t had luck there or at JoAnn, maybe try Walmart too, or Hobby Lobby if there’s one in your area. It may also be that they’re low on stock with Valentine’s Day coming up. I hope that helps, good luck!

  63. Thank you :) Just making sure it wasn’t a special-order-online-only find!! I’ll keep looking around.

  64. I love the fabric flowers on this wreath! I hope you will link it up to my Show It Off Thursdays party at:

    http://ornamentplace.com/?p=1875

    Thanks so much!! Linda

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  73. Very Nice! I love wreaths will create this tutorial. Thank you for sharing!

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