January 2007

January 2007

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

recycled fabric wreath - Girl Scout craft

I came up with this craft project for my Girl Scout troop because they enjoy crafts but I needed them to discuss Bronze Award ideas and come up with a project while having a craft to work on at the same time.  I wasn't sure how well 10 yr-olds were at multi-tasking.  This project was easy enough for them to work on and think at the same time.
It starts with a plastic lid from a whipped cream container or coffee can - any size can be used.  Cut the inside away to leave an outside rim.

We had 50 strips of material cut to fill this rim - tulle, stiff lacy fabric, any stiff fabric or even strips cut from plastic shopping bags will work. My strips were about 8 inches long and about 3/4 inch wide. I wasn't very particular in making them all the same exact width.
Strips are tied onto the rim by folding each strip in half and slipping it under the rim with the folded end on inside.

Bring the cut ends over the top of the rim and through the loop of the material, then pull to make a knot.

Continue tying strips on rim until it's as full as you'd like.  The strips can be pushed together as you work to fit more on. 
This is the finished wreath - I used a scrap of shiny material to make the bow.
This wreath is a sample I made for the girls to see what different materials would look like.  Most of them chose to mix materials together.  The beige strips at the bottom are from a plastic grocery bag.



1 comment:

  1. What a great craft. You have me thinking of what I can use...... Bet the girls loved it..