19 November 2010
At our previous home, the wind blew so frequently that a wreath on the door was out of the question. After we moved, I saw this wreath idea via Be Different--Act Normal. I was also inspired by Candace's unique scalloped garland. To make mine, I used up lots of scraps, and a bias tape remnant.
I used a few precious favorites like the Meadowsweet you see above. Mostly, I used fall inspired scraps with a bit of turquoise thrown in for fun.
I cut every piece out using my pinking shears, saving myself a few steps. Each scallop was 4" by 2.5" approximately
I sewed them folded right sides together, and then slit the fold open.
I then turned each scallop right side out and ironed it flat. The remnant bias tape, before folding, is 1.5" wide.
I made 18 scallops total. I pinned the scallops to one edge of the bias tape and then basted them in place.
I finished the garland by folding the bias tape in place and sewing down the entire length of the tape.
As a final step, I threaded the garland through the wreath, tying it in place at each end. This way I could possibly make more garlands for Christmas, and if I feel ambitious, the other three seasons of the year. We'll see. It was fun to make. The hanger is just 3" width bias tape stitched closed, then sewn in place at the wreath and about 8 inches above and then tied in a bow.
Linked to Someday Crafts Thanksgiving, Along for the Ride, Tatertots and Jello, and Under the Table and Dreaming.
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