Let’s face it.
I have commitment issues.
When I make a new wreath, I am always scared if I will like the end result.
I also hate spending money on a wreath that I will only use for a few weeks or months.
An interchangeable wreath allows me to change things up for whatever holiday comes next.
I also usually want to do a new one when that holiday rolls around again so it’s great to reuse the wreath.
I simply used Velcro to give me flexibility.
I started out with a simple wreath I got from my local craft store.
I’ve found these to be much cheaper in fall.
Then I decided on colors.
I needed a wreath in between my Flag Wreath and my Halloween Ribbon Wreath,
and I think Red and Yellow are the perfect end of summer colors.
The Ribbon Retreat has every color you can think of in our fabric section.
The hardest part is choosing! 🙂
I made lots and lots of Yo-Yos with my Yo-Yo Maker.
I only have one size, but many sizes would work great and The Ribbon Retreat sells three different sizes.
I also made Twisted Rosettes.
They are really easy! I don’t have a tutorial, but you basically make a knot in the end of your strip of fabric, glue it to the center of a felt circle, and twist and hot glue it down, going around in a circle until you run out of fabric or like the size of the rosette.
I also made flowers using Cherie’s How To Make A Fabric Flower Version 1 tutorial. I left my flowers open and made different sizes.
I added buttons to the centers of most of my flowers.
I used the Citrus Button Jar, which was perfect for this color combination.
Once you have everything ready to attach to the wreath, you will cut your Velcro.
I did really small pieces because I didn’t have a lot of Velcro. Bigger pieces would secure the flowers better.
After I cut the pieces, I hot glued the soft side to my Yo-Yos, rosettes, and flowers.
If you get sticky back Velcro, you can probably skip this step.
The next thing I did was get my welcome banner ready.
I love Bunting! It is so cute and works for any holiday.
To make your fabric bunting, first cut out a pattern piece of a triangle in the size you’d like.
Fold your fabric and place the edge of the triangle pattern along the fold.
Then cut. I used my rotary cutter to do this.
If you only have scissors, you may want to trace the triangle with a Vanishing Marker.
There are lots of ways to finish off the triangle,
but I chose stitching because it gave it a scrappy look and was quick.
I started on one end of the fold, went down the triangle, and sewed up the other edge.
I didn’t back stitch or anything.
When you have your bunting done, applique the letters onto them.
Click on the How To Do Applique Letters Tutorial link if you aren’t sure how to do it.
To make the banner, I just hot glued the pieces onto Ric Rac.
Then I hot glued the soft Velcro pieces to the ends of the Ric Rac.
Now comes the fun part of putting the wreath together! 🙂
Basically, you put your pieces onto the wreath as you like them.
If you like how it looks, hot glue the scratchy part of the Velcro down and attach the piece.
Keep doing this until you are satisfied with how it looks.
Before I added the top left pieces, I placed the banner down.
I put the pieces over the banner end on the left side.
I put two small buttons on the end of the banner on the right side.
To do the ribbon that the wreath hangs from, just take a ribbon and tie the ends together.
Put the loop of ribbon in the wreath and bring the knot end through the end of the loop.
Then tighten as much as you can.
My house is in a very windy area and the pieces have all stayed on great!
I love the in between seasons look of this wreath and I do hope it is welcoming!
I already have a great wreath in mind for November using this interchangeable technique.
I’m so excited! 🙂