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

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 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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