Vintage Batting Flower Wreath

By  Rebekah Meier 

Vintage lace, soft batting, and a plain grapevine wreath come together in harmony to decorate your front door as March approaches.

  • 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

Basic Supplies

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