It's the day after Thanksgiving and you know what that means! Christmas! Christmas music, Christmas shopping, Christmas decor...everywhere. I always like to keep a little style in my decor, so alas, enter Buffalo Plaid. I walked into the amazing trap that Hobby Lobby is and saw of course, everything was marked down. "Why not make a new wreath this year?" And then, there it was, the light bulb moment where the scarf caught my eye. I could envision it draped on the wreath with a little fluff added in and here you go. My first contribution to Christmas this year and it's going to be hard to beat.
what you'll need:
Wreath of choice in desired size
Flannel scarf with Buffalo Plaid or print of choice
That's it! Easy right?!?
want the step by step scoop?
I picked this particular Buffalo Plaid scarf because it was soft in texture, not too thick, but lots of material to work with. To prep for the bow later, from one end, I measured up about 24 inches and cut midway across the scarf, then straight down to the bottom. This gives you exact match fabric for the bow and keeps your end intact for more layered frill under the bow. The cut portion easily gets hidden when pinned to the wreath later.
I got my floral pins handy and placed the middle of the scarf at the top of the wreath to make sure even lengths on each side. I bunched about 4 inch sections and used the pin to anchor to the wreath by wrapping around the hard wire base on the back. Once anchored, you can spruce up your shape a bit by fluffing the fabric.
I wanted to keep the focus of the wreath the scarf, so I chose traditional pine straw greenery and berries to give a hint of Christmas amidst the stylish Buffalo Plaid pattern.
Time for the bow. This often is so frustrating for people, but I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Tie your bow upside down. Weird right? But I promise you it works. So in this case, if working at a table, position yourself at 12 o'clock on the wreath and tie it like normal, but from above and then just adjust your tails. For filming purposes I tied this one from right side up, but it was easier due to using the pins. For every bow you ever tie in your life again, try tying it upside down and I promise, you'll thank me. And there you have it. A classic, but sylish wreath sure to spark fun conversation as your guests enter your home at the holidays.
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