Shabby Chic Home Decor Wreath
I love swapping out my front door wreaths to fit the season. It’s an easy way to greet your guests right at the front door with decor. But decorative wreaths don’t just have to match the season, they can show your home’s personal decorating style as well. Shabby chic home decor has been a popular decorating trend for many years now. I think the farmhouse decor trend should thank this older sister for paving the way with style and class.
You also don’t need to spend a ton of money to get a shabby chic decor look. The Dollar Tree is often my go-to for DIY wreaths. I love their 10 in foam wreath form, see it in wreaths I have made here and here. This time a new one caught my eye- the Natural Willow wreath. This basic, and frugal base is perfect for both the shabby chic and farmhouse style trends.
How to Make a Wreath with Shabby Chic Style
- Natural willow wreath form from the dollar tree
- Two strips of cream muslin or denim like twill fabric
- Two strips of burlap cut the same length but smaller width
- Hemp cord
- Paper flower (or silk or lace)
- Tacky glue, fabric glue or hot glue gun.
First cut two pieces of fabric and two pieces of burlap to wrap around the wreath. The burlap pieces should be wider than the fabric. My burlap and fabric were both leftovers from making a bridal shower Miss to Mrs. Banner for my niece. I found both of the materials originally at JoAnn in rolls.
Attach the first strip of burlap by gluing together the strips on the backside. Do this again going the opposite direction, for the cross look.
Then, lay a piece of fabric over top of the burlap pieces and attach the same way. In the next picture, you can see I also pined the fabric pieces just in case the glue wasn’t set all the way.
Next, take a long piece of hemp and start wrapping in an X formation in the center of the two pieces of fabric. To really get the final look, which I think kind of looks like a cross, be sure to pull the hemp tight when you are crisscrossing. This will cinch in the burlap and fabric pieces at the center. Tie off in a knot at the back.
Flip the wreath over and embellish the front with a paper flower, silk flower or even lace rosette. My flower was also leftover from helping my nieces with some decorations for the wedding reception. But if you have a Cricut, you could also make your own paper flower.
For hanging the wreath on your door, you can either hang it from the crisscrossed hemp with a suction cup or tie a piece of fishing line on the wreath itself at the top back. Then you can use this piece a fishing line to hang it from a regular door wreath hanger.
The great thing about this wreath is that it looks just as nice as a front door wreath as it does on a wall or tabletop display. And while it really does have a timeless look that could be used all year long, I do think it has a spring (maybe even Easter) feel to it.
What do you think? Do you think you could make this DIY wreath? Where would you add this to your shabby chic decor?
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