menswear inspired holiday rag wreath
Recently I saw the HGTV celebrity home decorating broadcast featuring Eddie Ross as one of the decorators. I am a big fan of his original style and creativity.
He made the most lovely ornaments by wrapping strips of fabric cut from men’s shirts around styrofoam balls. Aren’t they adorable?
He gathered them up and decorated a feather tree and a stairway bannister in the homeowner’s foyer. Click to see it here.
I decided to assemble a wreath for my backyard door with a touch of Eddie Ross style. So, I popped into the nearest thrift store and picked up 3 shirts: a tartan plaid, a bright red windowpane plaid and a dark red candy stripe. All very menswear, but still in merry holiday tones.
I started with a cardboard ring, the diameter of a luncheon plate. Next cut the shirts apart at the seams and then into strips.
Tied them onto the ring.
Trimmed the ends, fluffed it up, and voila a wreath!
The three shirts yielded more fabric strips than I needed for this small wreath, so there will be plenty of extra material for other future projects.
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