Vintage Batting Flower Wreath
- Grapevine wreath, 12” diameter
- Bamboo or soy quilt batting, 1/8 yd. lengths, three
- Cheesecloth, 1 pkg.
- Vintage lace doily
- Hanger of choice
- Rit Liquid Dye: Petal Pink, Apple Green, Tan
- Rotary cutter and cutting mat
- Hot glue gun and sticks
scissors, measuring cup and spoon, gloves, newspaper (to cover work surface), large container for dye bath, old towels, scrap paper, ruler, pencil
- 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.
- 1. Use 18-gauge wire to attach flowers and leaves onto wreath.