STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Fabric Flower Power Wreath

Bright beautiful fabric flowers bloom year-round on wreath made of STYROFOAM™ Brand foam.  It’s a great way to use up scraps of your favorite fabrics.
   Completion Time - 
2 hours
   Designer - 
Kathleen George

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Round Face Wreath, 12" x 2-1/2" x 1"
Other Materials
  • Bright green acrylic paint
  • Assorted cotton fabric scraps, at least 5"
  • square, including green for leaves
  • Bright green ribbon, 1" x 8"
  • Decorative flower buttons, ten
  • Double-sided fusible webbing

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Compass or circle template, 3/4"
  • Stiff-bristled paintbrush
  • Disposable palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle and green thread
  • Iron and pressing cloth
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

  • 1. Paint foam wreath green; let dry.
  • 2. Cut twenty 5" squares from fabrics for flowers. Followwebbing manufacturer's instructions to fuse squares togetherback to back, creating ten double-sided squares. Cut and fusetogether two 6" green squares for leaves. Cut patterns as indicated.
  • 3. Use pencil to lightly mark 3/4" circle at center back ofeach flower. Sew gathering stitch around circle and gentlypull up threads to gather slightly; knot and clip threads.This will cause flower petals to lift slightly. Repeat for all flowers.
  • 4. Use glue gun to glue flowers side by side to wreath. Glueleaves to wreath under flowers as shown, alternating fabricsides as desired. Glue flower buttons to flower centers.
  • 5. Glue ribbon ends together to create hanging loop; glue ends to topcenter back of wreath.If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:Bright Gerbera WreathKraft Paper Flower WreathFun 'n Funky Flowers