Make a wreath of small pillows to decorate your doors or walls. Use one or multiple fabric colors and designs, for holidays, seasons or to enhance your home's decor. Made from miniature pillows that attach to a wire form, this wreath is easy to create and a good choice for a group craft for children or adults. Construct pillow wreaths for holiday gifts or as an addition to your craft show merchandise.
Things You'll Need:
- Sewing Machine
- Straight Pins
- 1 Yard Fabric
- Lightweight Cardboard
- Wood Skewer
- 12-Inch Wire Wreath Form
- Marking Pen
- 1/8-Inch-Wide Ribbon, 18 Yards Or Two 10-Yard Spools
Draw a 5-inch square on lightweight cardboard and cut out. This is the pattern for each pillow. Lay your fabric wrong side up on your sewing table. Trace 56 squares on the fabric, using a marking pen. Cut out the squares.
Fold one square in half with the right sides together and matching the edges. You now have a rectangle. Pin the raw edges together. Sew the short edges and the long pinned edge, using a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Repeat for all the cut fabric squares.
Cut a 2-inch slit through the fabric, centered on one side of each rectangle pillow case. The slit will be on the back of the pillow and will not show.
Clip the corners of each rectangle pillow case. Turn the pillow cases right side out through the slit on the back. Insert the blunt end of a wood skewer inside the case and poke out the corners, giving them a crisp point. Fill all the pillows with stuffing.
Cut 56 lengths of 1/8-inch-wide ribbon, 12 inches long. The 12-inch wire wreath form is made up of four rings in graduated sizes. Tie one ribbon to an inside ring. Separate the ends of the ribbon and place a pillow on top of the ring, between the ribbon ends, with the slit of the pillow facing down. Tie the ribbon around the width of the pillow. Cinch and tie the ribbon in a bow on top of the pillow.
Continue to tie and attach the ribbon and pillows to all the rings on the wreath form. Shift and twist the pillows so they are not all facing in the same direction. Add, move or remove pillows to give the wreath a uniform and pleasing shape.
Based in the Midwest, Cyndee Kromminga has been writing craft and interior design articles for 15 years. Her articles and craft designs have appeared in Crafting Traditions Magazine, Easy Holiday Crafting Series-House of White Birches Newsletter and Country Woman Christmas Books. Kromminga's education is in interior design and she has experience operating a craft and design business for more than 20 years.