::ReStyle // week 1::

Sunday 9 January 2011

{...delayed, but just in the nick of time for week 1...}

6 petals is all about being unique.

I was excited to read about Project ReStyle, “a just-for-fun creative group focused on ReStyling damaged, unwanted or unusable goods into fresh, beautiful pieces” {from A Beautiful Mess & Smile and Wave}.

It’s a great way to find something’s hidden potential. This week’s ReStyle starts with a plain vine wreath {available at thrift stores and garage sales*
*I find them at local thrift stores and garage sales, and it's easy to take off most old embellishments-- maybe you could use them for another project...}
1. You’ll need:
• Vine wreath (any size)
• Various fabric
• Scissors
• Hot glue gun & glue
• Needle and thread (optional)
• Wreath hanger, hook or nail

2. First, make the fabric flower

3. Cut round-petaled shapes {*tip: fold the fabric so you cut two or three at a time…for efficiency ;)}

4. Separate the flower cut-outs

5. Gather one fabric flower in the center of the shape and scrunch.

6. Repeat with the other fabric flower {feel free to gather two, three, four…you get it…
flowers. I used a needle and thread to connect the group of flowers.

7. Add a drop of hot glue to an under layer and place flower base (where it’s gathered with
thread) on wreath.

Continue to add as many flowers as you want, in random areas. Mix fabrics and sizes for a pretty, colorful home decoration. Use the wreath hanger for over a door, or choose a nice area on the wall.

One down, 51 to go. Thanks, Elsie & Rachael, for letting us share some creativity (some here and here).

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