Sunday, May 25, 2014
Wooden Spool Wreath Tutorial - sort of!
I actually finished this up about a week or so ago and just have not gotten around to posting it. I really love how it turned out and how quickly it came together. It all started when I was in Michael's and walked past the wood aisle, where they have things for painting. Well, now they have wooden spools! Small and large and they are just adorable. Next thing I knew I had a bag of each in my cart and I was in the check out aisle... I am pretty sure it was a craft black out or something!
You need one bag of each size, some glues sticks, a glue gun, a wooden wreath form, and some fabric scraps. I have some Bijoux left over from the plus quilt I recently finished, so I used that. I had them cut in to 5in squares so I made some small snips and then ripped the fabric. I wanted it to have a shabbier look and some little "threads" hanging off here and there so I ripped all the fabric.
I used a dab of hot glue to stick the fabric to the wooden spool, then wrapped the fabric around the spool. Some of them I wrapped loosely and some a bit tighter, a few of them tight up against the spool even. Just to have varied looks. Then I dabbed hot glue along the ends and secured the fabric on. Then... I repeated...a lot! Eventually I started building shapes and making lego like structures ... that is where the Domestic Deficit Disorder reared its head lol!
Then you pull out your handy dandy wooden wreath form. As you can see I was building towers and reading blogs as well as doing this... Domestic Deficit Disorder again lol.
Then I started willy nilly gluing the spools to the wreath form. Just hang in there and keep going. Once you have the first layer done you will go back in and add more and add the small ones to fill in gaps and such. I probably could have bought another bag of big ones and kept going for a super full wreath, but I am perfectly pleased with the way that it came out. It turned out better than I thought it would!
It is just a tad wonky on the bottom left but its not too bad!
There you have it :) See, a tutorial, sort of. Sort of because I do not have every single step but honestly I think you get the picture, no?
If you love it let me know! If you make one let me know! If you hate it...shhh!lol
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