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
Heather Boswall says
Gorgeous and “sew” sweet!
Laura / Pet Scribbles says
Sooooooo adorable! And such a brilliantly creative idea too!
Oh my goodness, this is the cutest summer wreath! I just love it. Sharing, for sure!
Thanks Sharon, I had a fun time making it!
Heather @ new house, new home, new life says
What a cute idea! Wouldn’t it be great at a beach house?
Super cute! Love how this turned out!
OMG, this is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a very long time!! The detail is unbelievable. This little clothes line would look adorable in a bathroom or little girls room too.
Great idea Melissa, the whole time I was making it my little girl was asking if it could be for her!
Michele @ Alwayzbakin says
THAT is absolutely precious! Pinned! LOVE it!
Thanks Michele! I had fun making it!
THIS IS SO CUTE! I TOTALLY HAVE TO TRY IT!!!!! <3
THanks Julia, I appreciate the <3
LOVE this! Those tiny swimsuits are ADORABLE!
That is one adorable wreath!!!
Stopping by from Work it Wednesday. I love this idea! Adorable and very talented with that needle and thread 🙂 I would probably use Barbie & Ken swimsuits, LOL
This is so adorable! Love the tiny swimsuits!
Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca says
This is so cute, love it.
Andrea @ This Pug Life says
Adorable! I especially love the swimsuit with the bows, and the bikini.
Chantelle Doll says
I absolutely adore this! I have done a similar wreath with paper baby clothes for a shower, but this is even cuter.
This might be the cutest summer wreath I have ever seen!
Super cute… I am featuring you tomorrow. Thank you so much for linking up with us!
Thanks for stopping by Desiree!
Virginia – this is ADORABLE. I love it! You are the most patient crafty woman to make all of those little swimsuits and towels. Pinned!
Thanks Tara, what else is a girl to do with 4 days of no power!
lorraine williamson says
I love it so unique and different thanks for sharing visiting from bewitchin project block party have a great week
Oh my word…..this is just the *cutest* little thing! I love it! I have no idea how to sew, but maybe I could even do something like this with a little hand sewing. Thanks so much for sharing! Now you’ve got the wheels a-spinnin’ in my head. 🙂
I made this with hand sewing! Of course machine would be quicker, but the power was out! Give it a try!!
This wreath is so clever and so perfect for summer! I love it, and I’m pinning it!
Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party!
This is adorable and I am going to have to make this! Pinning it until the day I can. Thank you
This is so stinkin cute!!!! Thanks for sharing at Tips and Tricks!
the cape on the corner says
that is the cutest thing EVER! i saw your feature at lolly jane, and i just had to come over and see this.
Lolly Jane says
So happy you clicked over!! (:
Lolly Jane says
You are too cute, V. This wreath is just darling!
Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says
Oh my gosh – – I have no words for how absolutely adorable this is. Scheduling a share on my FB this week and off to pin!
Thanks for the love Lauren!
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says
This is adorable!! How summery! Thanks SO much for coming to share it at Motivational Monday on my blog, Virginia 🙂 Have a great Tuesday!
Lisa at Mabey She Made It says
SO CUTE! I’m featuring you at the Do Tell Tuesdsay party today!
Rebecca Lopez says
So flipping adorable! I love it. Thank you for liking it up to The Creative Collection Link Party! Have a great week.
Thanks, love your party… and your blog!
Cathy Mini says
This wreath is seriously SO stinkin adorable! And the colors are just stunning and work so well with one another–you’re a Pro!
Thanks for linking up at the Bewitchin Projects party this week! I can’t wait to see what you link up again next week over at OurMiniFamily.com!
Thanks for stopping by Cathy! Great party
This is adorable! Where did you get the tiny swimsuits? I don’ t know how to sew 🙁 I wonder if Barbie outfits would work… Thanks so much for sharing!! You did such an awesome job!
Barbie outfits would totally work! You could even just cut out the swimsuit fronts from fabric with interfacing, that would work too! Thanks for visiting!
Kristina and Millie says
Wow wow! I love this, it is sooo cute! I love the little tiny swimsuits. Pinned!
thanks for stopping by Kristina!
Polly Housley says
Adorable, and I have a couple of quick questions. Did you actually make these from spandex, and how did you finish the leg holes, arm holes, etc? Did you use a fabric glue to turn them under, or did you stitch them?
these little suits are actually made from cotton fabric and the arm/ leg holes aren’t finished. Since once they are attached to the wreath they won’t be touched. If you wanted to iron on a piece of interfacing before cutting them out, it would keep from fraying also.
Jessy @ The Life Jolie says
Ok, this is seriously too cute! You know it’s summer when wet bathing suits are hanging to dry 🙂
I stopped by from Inspiration Monday.
Lisa at Concord Cottage says
HI this is such a darling idea, I LOVE this and am sharing on Facebook later today. Thanks for sharing at our Something to Talk About Link Party n have a great week, Lisa at Concord Cottage
How adorable!! I love your little swimsuits! This would go great on our deck when we put in our pool next year! Thanks for sharing!
Marie@The Interior Frugalista says
Love all your summer wreaths but this swimsuit clothesline is so stink’n cute! I’m featuring it this weekend at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party.
How cute it this!!! Thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time… Tammy
This is super adorable Virginia! I love it. I am impressed you made each of the little swimsuits. They turned out so cute!
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
HA! I love this wreath. What a fun idea. I bet you had a blast with all those mini swimsuits. Very clever. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we’re looking forward to what you have to share next week. 🙂
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Pamela Smith says
Your wreaths are so cute! I love the little swimsuits! I wonder if I could do this with scrapbooking paper too?! I may have to give it a try. I love your Welcome Aboard wreath too!
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
Hi, Virginia! Just wanted to let you know that we loved this post SO MUCH from last week’s #HomeMattersParty that we featured it this week! Check it out, if you like! http://theroadtodomestication.com/2015/06/12/home-matters-linky-party-41/ Happy Friday!
Janine Halloran says
This is so perfect for a summer cape house! How adorable, maybe I’ll make one for my in laws.
This is absolutely darling! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday! Sharing on my FB page! Hope to see you at this weekend’s party!
LOVE this!!! Did you make the clothing out of paper or fabric? What type of fabric?
I made them out of fabric, just regular printed cotton, you can press interfacing on the back to avoid fraying
Sania Farooqi says
Hi, can I ask where u get those tiny/thin wooden clips? are the 25mm long and how thin are they?
They were just from our local dollar store. They are very petite