The 14 inch wreath form, 5 scarfs, and three bunches of red, white, and blue flowers (very sparkly!) were all from the Dollar Tree for nine dollars. The only tool I needed was a pair of scissors I use for crafts.
A Patriotic Wreath
I bought 5 red, white and blue scarfs at Dollar Tree. After doing a wreath with other scarfs I had purchased, I wanted to use the same technique on a Mother's Day/Memorial Day wreath using the scarfs, but, making it poufy or at least a little fuller. (https://www.hometalk.com/43284552/time-for-a-spring-wreath).
I started weaving the scarf, over and under, alternating loops. I work from the outside, in, but, my granddaughter works hers from inner loop to the outer loop, so work the way it is most comfortable for you.
Instead of pushing the rows of alternating fabric close together and pulling the fabric tight, I made the overlapping fabric (the fabric going over the top of the wire) looser.
It is easiest to keep loosening the loops as you work.
The easiest way I found to loosen, was to put my finger through the loop created by the fabric and giving a gentle tug.
I tied off the scarfs using the tails of the end around the wire, but, you can also tie it to the preceding scarf, pin it, sew it or glue it.
I used all five scarfs going around the form. Then, I cut the stem of the flowers and tucked them into the top of the wreath, hooking the wired stems around the exposed wire in the back of the wreath. You could also hot glue them, or pin them in place.
Then, I hung it on the Command hook on my front door, and started fluffing it, to even out the poufs.
A close up of my sparkly details.
Poufs were easy to arrange.
So what do you think?