How to Make Fabric Flowers for a Spring Wreath
Fabric flowers are a great way to repurpose fabric scraps that may have otherwise gone to waste. They are a simple, inexpensive craft and can be used to in many different ways. I created a bunch of scrap fabric flowers for a cute spring wreath.
This post was originally published on March 14, 2013. It was updated April 16, 2021.
Spring has to be my favorite time of year. As the weather warms up and winter melts away, I feel like I come alive again. I do some of my best crafting in the Spring and Summer. My favorite kind of crafts are the ones done on a budget! Fabric flowers, created from fabric scraps, make a great addition to lots of Spring crafts and they are super budget friendly. I used a bunch of fabric flowers to create a cute little Spring wreath for my front door.
Fabric flowers are seriously the easiest project ever! All it takes is a few fabric scraps and some pins!
- Fabric Scraps
- Sewing pins
- Hot Glue gun and hot glue sticks
How to Make Fabric Flowers
Cut out strips of the fabric scraps in long pieces that are about 5 inches wide. Tie a knot at one end of the fabric.
Then twist your fabric and wrap it around the knot. Twist the fabric very tightly at first and slowly loosen the twists as you get to the outside of the fabric flower. This mimics the way a flower looks with smaller petals packed more tightly in the center, but larger petals fully bloomed on the outside.
Twist and wrap all but ~2 inches of the fabric. This extra fabric is the backing for the fabric flower. Hot glue this section of fabric and then stick to the back of the flower. Use a sewing pin, stuck through the fabric flower to keep it from unraveling as the hot glue sets.
Once the fabric flowers are made simply glue, or pin them to any Spring craft project.
DIY Spring Wreath
For my Spring wreath with fabric flowers, I used a round foam wreath form that I tightly wrapped with a green ribbon. I attached the fabric flowers using sewing pins. Simply push the pin all the way through the flower and into the wreath form. I stuck the pin a little outside of the center of the flower because the twists are slightly less tight. This allows me to manipulate the fabric to be sure the little balls at the end of the sewing pins don’t show.
I definitely could have attached the fabric flowers to the wreath using hot glue, but I prefer the sewing pins because they are less permanent. When I’m done with this wreath I can just remove the flowers and use them for another project. Or save them for next year and reuse the wreath form for a different seasonal wreath.
This is a quick and easy project that should only take about an hour. Just enough time to rewatch an episode of Grey’s Anatomy! 😉
I love the way my fabric flowers wreath turned out!
Click over to my Crafts page to check out more of my fun, seasonal wreaths and crafts!