Keeping it Simple — Project #3 Shabby Sweet

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This project is super simple, but took longer than I thought, about five hours all told.  It, however, came out amazing looks so good to me anyway.  I am sure you have seen this done before, probably on pinterest, but I altered the color choice to suit my taste.  I can see this wreath being made for any season and in many sizes displayed together, but since I am keeping it simple, now using my stash, one is enough for this holiday.  That leaves me time to do a few more projects in between gift making and wrapping.  The photos will show the steps, no rocket science here, but shabby sweet to me.

I started with this…

Made these about 6″ long

Used one of these, and tie, tie, tie, tie

Fluff, fluff, fluff fluff and you are done! Hang some shabby sweet on the wall


  1. Love it and love the color!!!

  2. Corrine.. this looks fun. So pretly. What is the wireform you are using? It certainly can be used for any holiday colors.

  3. This is perfect for me to do right now! I’ve been focusing on something for days, and could use some freewheeling destraction! I don’t know where to get the wire, but I’ll find something, or even a different shape to use!

  4. I love your color choices! I am so excited to do one of my own!

  5. this is so cheerful! I am in awe of your craftiness!!

  6. This is so fabulous! I love the colors-esp. the reds and pinks! Where are you hanging it?

  7. WOW…such a simple idea but amazing results. With actual Christmas fabric (bought at after season sales of course) it would be a wonderful addition to my front door.

  8. It turned out fabulous. One year at Christmas on my husband’s side of the family, there was a gift drawing, but in this drawing you could either take a new gift or STEAL someone else’s. My sister in-law made one of these wreaths and I swear that thing must have made it around to ten different people before the night was through.

  9. those colors are so wonderful, and so you. I love that it’s not traditionally Christmas-y.

  10. It is fabulous indeed; the colours, all the texture, and the overall happy vibe. I can see wire, but what did you use as a foundation? I assume the wires have to be rather close so you don’t get big gaps.
    I would love one of these, I sure have the fabric for it..

  11. Wonderful Corinne! Such a simple but effective process. I love it!

  12. Oh la-la-la, how shabby chic and cool you wreath is Corinne. I love it and I do think I want something similar! How fun to make.

  13. Ooooh Corrine! I Want, I want! I was all out of ideas for a Christmas wreath this year and now I know what to do! I made flip flop years ago with the rag ties and everyone of my friends and family wanted to make them too. But your wreath is the best, we have the same bright colors tastes. I’m so excited. Would you mind I’m going to link to your blog post today.
    PS…If you do mind just email me and I won’t post it.

  14. Beautiful! I made some garlands using this method a few years ago. Instead of cotton, I cut strips of wool felt with pinking shears. I mixed the felt pieces with some cotton pieces. It turned out gorgeous, but it sure killed my hands to pink all that heavy felt! Keep the pretty stuff coming. I love visiting your cheerful blog. It always lifts my spirits!

  15. I love this! Great project for a nonsewer. I made some cute garlands where I tied fabric strips to twine, and also used buttons, several years ago. Was alot of fun. Now, I need the wreath!

  16. I love this wreath, Corrine – it is SO pretty. Great colors that you used. I just might make one.
    Thanks for your note. Not sure why you can’t comment – maybe someday that bug will work itself out. Take care and have fun creating.
    audrey xo

  17. OH it is pretty dear Corrine, such happy and beautiful colours, and so vibrant.
    Well I can imagine it was such a long project, all in all- I know how easy projects, can take much longer time, than assumed 🙂

  18. sweet color! I bet it looks nice in your home. DIY always takes longer than we think…I believe it is a law of nature.

  19. Yep this is shabby adorable! I’ve seen them around here and there but this color combo really sets yours apart – a good mindless, in-front-of-the-TV project! You’re definitely getting ready for the holidays!

  20. Corrine this is so sweet and creative, perfect for the festive season, great work!

  21. oh I could NOT have torn up those beautiful fabrics! But, that’s part of why the wreath turned out so pretty. Love your ‘simple’ projects. Bet it’s getting you in the Christmas spirit.

  22. I LOVE this wreath. I’ve never seen one made using fabric before. This is fantastic and would be perfect for some of those scraps I just put away. And your color choices are perfect, too.

  23. Your wreath looks fantastic, Corrine. You are one talented gal, you create such beauty with such simple objects. Love your color choices!

    Wishing you a wonderful December.

  24. The fabrics are SO you! I absolutely love this! Still haven’t gotten to hanging my little shabby wreath yet..have to do that since its December already! Cheer cheer cheer.

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