This post should be named, crafting with scraps, because these projects were made with fabric scraps from old clothes. Old jeans, a denim skirt, a couple of my husbands shirts and even an old sheet. Here’s a patriotic wreath I made from recycled things I already had.
I started with cutting long strips from the legs of a pair of jeans……..old jeans that were way too small. Way TOO small! Different length and width strips don’t matter, they work out fine.
The straw form was a summer wreath that I took apart. Wrap the strips around the form and secure to the back with straight pins.
I tried using the floral pins from the old wreath but they were very hard to get through the denim fabric. I did manage to use a few of them.
These are the floral pins, a little rusty but still useable.
I wrapped some vintage trim around the wreath for a little more color and then added a bow. It took about 15 minutes and I have a cute and very patriotic wreath for the holiday.
The next project is a scrap swag.
It’s so simple! I cut pieces of fabric about 10 inches long and tied them on strong twine. You could use rope and can make the fabric strips as long as you want.
I added in some red yarn that I had. You can see the plaid and some red toile. This swag is about 25 feet long! I’m planning on hanging it on our red pop up shade canopy. I can’t wait to see how it looks.
We’re having a backyard party with classic July 4th foods like hot dogs, potato salad and baked beans. We’ll be playing a little bean bag toss, listening to music, chowing down and then later fireworks. If we drive down the road a little we can see the fireworks at Hershey park.
Happy Independence day! I hope you enjoy the holiday.
Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))