How I made a wreath with an upcycled T-shirt and sola flowers

I totally hacked an Easter wreath last month, but I was in the mood to actually make one today, so I went with it.

I started with a straw wreath that had hosted a previous DIY treatment. I'd gotten sick of it and took it apart. I also wanted to use a pretty Blog Phototurquoise T-shirt that was too big for me to wear, and figured this was my chance to finally incorporate the leftover sola flowers from our wedding. (I ordered them from save-on-crafts.com in the fall of 2010.)

I read a tutorial about how to make T-shirt yarn in one long, continuous piece. I then totally messed up, but ended up with several T-shirt strips. Not the end of the world.

Using hot glue to attach them, I wrapped them around the straw wreath.

Blog PhotoTo make a wreath hanger, I tied three of these T-shirt strips together and braided them until I had a piece long enough, then tied another knot to hold the braid in place.

I used long straight pins to attach them to the wreath, and secured each side with a nice big blob of hot glue.

I also used hot glue to attach the sola flowers. I wanted them to adorn just one side of the wreath. They're so pretty that I wanted to keep the whole thing pretty simple.

Blog PhotoI'm really pleased with how it turned out, and it didn't take long. I feel like it will make me smile every time I open the door.

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