Vintage Batting Flower Wreath

Materials

  • Grapevine wreath, 12” diameter
  • Bamboo or soy quilt batting, 1/8 yd. lengths, three
  • Cheesecloth, 1 pkg.
  • Vintage lace doily
  • Hanger of choice

Tools

  • Rit Liquid Dye: Petal Pink, Apple Green, Tan
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Hot glue gun and sticks

Basic Supplies

scissors, measuring cup and spoon, gloves, newspaper (to cover work surface), large container for dye bath, old towels, scrap paper, ruler, pencil

Directions

Size

  • 1. Size is 12” diameter.

Wreath

  • 1. On covered work surface and wearing gloves, mix 1/2 cap of Petal Pink dye with 1 cup of very hot tap water. Mix dye with spoon.
  • 2. Using rotary cutter, cut batting into five 1”x18” strips. Cut cheesecloth into 3”-wide strips.
  • 3. Place one set of batting and cheesecloth strips into dye mixture and immediately remove. Blot on old towels and let dry.
  • 4. Repeat Steps 1-3 with other dye colors and batting strips.
  • 5. Fold one end of batting strip over. Twist batting around folded end, creating center of flower; secure with hot glue. Continue winding and twisting batting, securing with hot glue. When desired-size flower is created, fold end to back of flower and secure with hot glue. Repeat process creating 5 flowers.
  • 6. Following Step 1, dye 2”x26” batting with Tan dye. Let dry. Tie batting into bow shape; trim ends.
  • 7. On piece of paper, draw 3” leaf shape. Trace and cut leaf shapes from vintage doily.
  • 8. Referring to photo, hot glue batting flowers and leaf shapes on wreath.
  • 9. Roll dyed cheesecloth into small balls. Hot glue to center of each flower.
  • 10. Hot glue bow onto top of wreath. Attach hanger onto back of wreath.

Tip

  • 1. Use 18-gauge wire to attach flowers and leaves onto wreath.
by Rebekah Meier
Vintage Batting Flower Wreath
Vintage Batting Flower Wreath