Drop cloth fabric, scissors, a glue gun, and a piece of cardboard are all you need to create a drop cloth wreath for under $10.
If I were on one of those shows where they ask you rapid-fire questions, and I only had 30 seconds to answer, and they asked me if you could use one fabric for home decor for the rest of your life, what would it be? I could answer that question in five seconds or however long it would take to say…
It’s cheap, neutral, and readily available. Three things I adore.
Let’s Make A Drop Cloth Wreath
A few weeks ago my mom brought me a washboard that belonged to my grandmother.
Isn’t it fantastical?
I was sitting in my living room chair pondering all things related to my kitchen when I noticed the empty wall space above our hideaway trash can and I realized that washboard would be the perfect fit.
The warmth of the wood is just the touch I felt that space needed, but I decided the washboard needed a little something extra to go with it.
I took to Pinterest to search drop cloth projects because I have quite the scrap end collection going on and I found something I had totally forgotten I had fallen in love with from Thistlewood Farm.
If you guessed drop cloth wreath, you are correct. Am I trying to reinvent the project wheel?
Not today my friends!
The only supplies I used were:
- a small glue gun
- round cardboard disk
- scrap piece of drop cloth
- sharp scissors
- leaf pattern
I traced what I thought was a respectable looking leaf onto a notecard. My fabric had already been washed and dried, so it was nice and soft, making it easy to fold 3 or 4 times.
I cut between 40 and 50 leaves then arranged them on my cardboard wreath form to get a visual of the composition.
Using my hot glue gun, I applied a small bead of glue to the ends of each leaf, pinching and holding each one for about 30 seconds before laying them down to cool off.
The last step was to glue each one down. I started at the top in a counter-clockwise pattern.
Before you know it, I was done.
I’m only giving you a sneak peek of this cutie today. I love the texture and the contrast between the fabric and wood.
I plan on cleaning up the washboard before I add a coat of hemp oil to condition the wood.
Since I had everything on hand already, I didn’t spend a dime on this project.
If you don’t have any drop cloth scraps, you could easily use old book pages or any other fabric that has a bit of body to it.
I also wonder how it would look to add a small amount of silver glitter to each tip for a holiday look?
Hmmmm. What do you think?
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See you back here tomorrow for more kitchen makeover in 31 days fun!
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