Saturday, November 21, 2009

Bessie & Bea's Easy Rag Wreath

Well bless my soul! Christmas is fast
approaching and Bessie and Bea are busy as
beavers or maybe you could say Bea is a Busy Bea!

The girls are planning all sorts of handmade Christmas presents to give their friends and loved ones this year. Here is one idea that Bessie offers. It is simple and takes very little money or time to create.

It's the perfect gift to give someone who is a little klutzy perhaps and cowers at the idea of having a wreath on their wall with breakable bulbs. It also makes a great idea for a seamstress or a senior!
All you need for this project is a thin, pliable clothes hanger and lots of colourful fabric scraps. First you shape the hanger into a circle shape, and make a loop out of the hanger part. Next, cut the scraps about 1.5 inches (4 cm) wide by 8 inches (21 cm) long. Finally, you tie the fabric scraps all around the hanger, interspersing the colours to give it a beautiful scattered look. You could also make a monochromatic wreath if you wish.

Such colour!
Such warmth!
Such love!

Happy creating this Christmas season ~
Bessie & Bea x0x0