Saturday, January 24, 2015

January Crafternoon

Happy 2015!

I'm really into Pinterest, especially when it comes to finding ideas for the crafternoon parties that I've been hosting. For the January crafternoon project I was inspired by the Christmas Rag Wreath Tutorial by Kristen of Kiki Verde

Instead of using a wreath form like she did, I decided to take wire hangers and bend them into circular shapes for guests to tie their fabric strips on. We also didn't have any pinking shears, so our fabric strips had straight sides. I think they turned out great anyway. It was a small group, but we had lots of fun!

I have soooooo much fabric. I have been sewing since I was in high school and love picking out fabric, so I have collected a bunch of different fabrics for well over ten years. It's been a problem! This craft project was a way for me to share my fun fabrics with my family and let them use up my stash! I piled fabrics by similar color and design and let our guests have at it.

The kiddos got in on the action, too! 

Here are my sister-in-law and cousin's wreaths in progress. This really was super simple to cut fabric strips and tie them onto hangers. Plus, you can use the top of the hanger for hanging your wreath!

I opted to go with green fabrics for my wreath. I was able to use up some St. Patrick's Day fabric, as well as some pretty fabric with a metallic design that looked like origami paper. 

My sister-in-law and Mom both chose to make Valentine's Day wreaths using pinks and reds. 

February's crafternoon is scheduled for after Valentine's Day, so I'm on the hunt for good craft projects. Feel free to share your ideas in the comments section.