Since we’re in the dead heat of summer and Canada Day has passed I had to get down my spring wreath and outfit the front door with a new summer wreath.
The one good thing that came from hurricane Arthur was some crafty time (but I still have no internet, I have to camp out at my moms when I want to connect ).
Nothing like unplugging for 4 days to give a girl some much needed time with her craft supplies.
However, you don’t realize how heavily you rely on a glue gun and a sewing machine until you can’t used them, or lights since there is no windows in my craft room. I had to find everything with a tiny flashlight, which since my craft room looks like a hurricane ripped through there, was quite a job.
This swimsuit wreath was 100% made old school style with a little needle and thread! But please save yourself some time and use a sewing machine.
To make the swimsuits I freehand drew a swimsuit and shorts on paper and cut them out to use as a pattern. This swimsuit clipart would work as a template to make the tiny swimsuits.
This wreath is simple, but super cute but it did take me a few hours to make, I’m sure by using a sewing machine you could shave a lot of time off that! Either way you choose to sew, it’s a cute wreath and it was good to brush up on my hand sewing!
To create the wreath base I used a 12″ wreath form from FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam wrapped in strips of aqua fabric (which I held in place with stick pins until I could plug in my glue gun). These foam forms are available in sizes ranging from 3-1/2″ to 36″, you could make the wreath as big or little as you wish.
To string the clothesline I used May Arts Ribbon Kraft bakers twine and hung the wreath with May Arts Chevron Twill ribbon. The tiny clothespins I picked up at Michaels in the party isle, and the little bow was in the fun finds.
I love how this swimsuit wreath turned out, the summer inspired color combination and patterns are so fun!
This weekend is my annual scrapbooking weekend, I’m so excited for all these wonderfully crafty ladies to join me for a weekend of scrappy fun. Be sure to join in by following the hashtag #fynesfun. I can’t wait to show you what I have in store for them.
Big thanks to these blogs for featuring this summer wreath- I heart Naptime, Lolly Jane, Life After Laundry, Maybe She Made It, The DIY Dreamer, Happiness is Homemade
Check out these other fun summer wreath ideas
Burlap Flower Wreath