DIY Summer Fabric Flower and Leaf Wreath Tutorial…


We hope that everyone is enjoying the lazy days of summer!

Many of you know that Trish and I are monthly contributors for the amazing Amy over at Positively Splendid! We are just giddy each month to see our crafts on her incredible blog! This is the adorable craft tutorial we did for her this past month and we know you will enjoy it…

Summer Blossom Wreath

 

 

 
 
Supplies Needed for Summer Blossom Wreath…

1 premade grapevine wreath 
4 different fabrics of choice {use outdoor fabric or canvas if possible}
brown floral stem tape
floral wire stems {2 different sizes}
pinking shears
thread {to match fabrics}
sewing machine

 



Step 1: Trace leaf shapes onto your fabrics and cut out each one. Each individual leaf will require 2 pieces of fabric {one for front and one for back of leaf }. I used 2 different styles of green fabric for my leaves. One is a lime green solid and the other is a funky, lime green zebra print!

Step 2: Trace the same leaf shape onto your other two fabrics that you will use to make the flower. Remember that each leaf requires a front and a back!

Step 3: Stitch each set of leaves together with a simple zig-zag stitch, using a thread color that blends with your fabric. Allow enough room to go back around each leaf with your pinking shears!
 
 
 

Step 4: Wrap each of your thicker green wire stems with the brown floral tape. Stitch a stem onto the center of each leaf with a zig-zag stitch to catch the stem.



Step 5: Stitch the leaves for the flower together with a zig-zag stitch with matching thread and attach to the thinner green floral stems with a zig-zag stitch to catch the stem. You will not cover these floral stems in the brown floral tape.

Step 6: You will now make your branches with the leaves! Take your individual leaf stems and decide where you would like each one to be on the branch. I used 7 individual leaf stems on each branch. Starting at the top, begin wrapping the stems together with the brown floral tape. Adding in stems as you move down the branch. When you have added all your stems you will have an individual branch for your wreath. I made 2 branches for my wreath. Therefore I had already made 14 individual stems. 
 
 

 



Step 7: Finally you will make your little blossom flower! Simply gather your flower leaves into a bunch. I used 5 patterned leaves and 10 solid leaves. Twist them together with the floral stems. You can adjust how they are overlapping once you have placed it in your wreath! 



Place your branches and little blossom flower in your grapevine wreath and secure with a little bit of the floral stems! I prefer to place mine a little offset to one side, the choice is yours!


I just love the way this turned out, and by using the fabrics, I can easily coordinate pillows for my porch to go with the wreath! This wreath is so versatile, simply pop out the summer colors and replace with your favorite fall ones! 





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Bonnie



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Comments

  1. Love it Bonnie, the colors are awesome!

  2. Thanks so much Debbie!! Hope you are having a fabulous Monday!! :)

  3. well how darn cute is that?!?!? I love the look and I have to admit I am kind of drooling over that door color too! I might have to paint my front door!!! Thanks for the CUTE inspiration!
    Jaime

  4. You’re wreath making gal after my own heart and this is going on my wreath Pinterest board!
    Kelly

  5. You are the sweetest Kelly!! Thank you so much! ;)

  6. It’s so pretty! Love the colors. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Chef n Training. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-9.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  7. This is so pretty…I like the way the leaves vine/trail on the wreath and the one beautiful bold flower.Just gorgeous!

  8. oh, i love that wreath! those little leaves!

  9. Oh I just love the way you guys did the leafs!

  10. this wreath is so pretty :) the colors are the absolute perfect pop and combo–well done! :)

  11. Such a cute wreath! It looks great. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

  12. your wreath is beautiful!!! I love how whimsical it is! I came over from Someday crafts. I’ve opened up my successful food party to crafts this week, would love for you to stop by! http://www.nap-timecreations.com

  13. So cute! Love everything about it!!

    Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!

  14. Brilliant as usual, I love the green zebra! Thanks for making my first link party a success, I hope to see you every week!

  15. Bonnie!! This is such a fun wreath! You’ll be able to change it up whenever you want! LOVE IT!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  16. Such an adorable wreath I just love it… what a great tutorial… and thank you so much for sharing it with the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY… I’m going to feature it, I just love it…. Thanks again! =)

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  18. This is absolutley beautiful! The colors you picked for the flowers are perfect! and I love that the leave are a print fabric too and not just straight green leaves. Just beautiful! Pinning this :)

    Thanks so much for linking this up to our Weekend Wonders party! We hope to see you back again on Thursday :) Have a great week!

  19. I totally love this wreath! I’ve never made a wreath before…someday soon I think. Anyway…I’m featuring this today on our Weekend Wonders Features!

  20. cute! :) I think this wreath is also perfect for the fall arrival! Thanks for linking up!

  21. This is too cute!! I love the fabric leaves : )

  22. I just found your blog and I love this wreath! You have so many great projects! I would love you to stop by my blog on Tuesday. I am starting a link up for awesome projects like yours in the hope that more people can discover the projects we’ve all made and love. The link up is especially for older projects that we feel didn’t get enough attention.
    So stop by on Tuesday!
    http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com
    Nancy

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