WHAT YOU NEED
Wire, wire coat hangers or a pre-made metal ring (purchase from your local haberdashery store) Wire cutter, pliers Fabric in different colours and styles (enough to create multiple strips) Additional decorations/ trimmings such as silk flowers, fresh or artificial greenery, dried gum, banksia leaves, ivy or seashells Gold and silver paint, either in a spray can or potted, if you wish to paint your decorations Hot glue gun Ribbon
1 Create a ring using wire or a coathanger (pic A, below), then wrap your chosen fabric around the ring to cover it. Repeat until your desired density is achieved (pic B). 2 Cut the rest of the fabric into strips (approx 10cm wide/length optional). Rip them manually if you would like a frayed or rustic look, or cut using scissors. For a neatly finished look you can overlock fabric strips on your sewing machine. 3 Tie fabric strips individually around the wrapped ring, pushing them close together to create bulk, and tying some into bows, to achieve a rustic, hand-made construction. 4 Decorate your wreath using selected trimmings. Firstly, tuck all the trimmings into place to see if you are happy with the look, then apply glue to secure them in place. Finally, use ribbon to create a hanging loop, and glue or tie it to your wreath at the desired length.