After such a long, cold and gray winter, it has been so refreshing and enjoyable to finally have rising temperatures and a little bit of sunshine. After I found a foam wreath I had laying around, I knew I wanted to make my semi-annual wreath to welcome Spring!
I covered it with a sweater I got cheap at Wal-Mart a few years ago and never really wore. I cut it under the seam of the arms and wrapped it around the form.
While I brainstormed the possibilities, I was inspired by these fun buttons that my mother bought my daughter from JoAnne Fabric on her last visit here. After picking them up a gazillion and one times, I decided to use them as well.
I just couldn’t resist the brightly colored, cheerful fabric stash I had hanging around my craft closet, and started making fabric flowers. My favorite for this project was the yo-yo. It is super easy and gives such a great look. These are typically used in quilting, so I picked up on how to make them years ago when I first started really sewing. They are the perfect beginner project.
Here’s how easy it is!
Step #1- Cut out desired size circle
Step #2- Stitch 1/4″ in from outside edge
Step #3- Pull thread ends
Step #4- Cinch, tie and sew closed
Isn’t that easy? I’ve made these on the sewing machine too, but they are really fast even by hand, so I like to make them while watching t.v. (which I can’t do without being busy with something)
I like the look of layering them with buttons
All of the flowers I made here were super easy ones that I’ve made before. There are some really great tutorials you can find on my ruffles, flowers, and bows Pinterest board.