Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Autumn Wreath ( Made with Goodwill Shirt )

Fall is almost here !! But I still feel the hot summer weather with the humidity in my area !
Despite the hot weather, I'm ready for the Autumn. I'm  starting to decorate my house with Fall stuff. Today I started with the front door wreath.

I reused my Spring/Summer wreath. I took everything off except the fabric wrapper.

I saw this shirt at the Goodwill Auction, the color was orange with leaves pattern. Suddenly, I was thinking to make some kind of Fall project with it. It cost me probably about $.20 or less because was made of silk and very light ( they sell clothes by weight).

I made rosettes out of the fabric, I cut the fabric about 2" wide and 15 " long for each rosette.

I use the same measurement for the ruffles too. I hot glued it inside the wreath. Glued the rosettes and brown pom-pom. I made the pom-pom out of FREE yarn. I will make another post about how I did it. I added some leaves to give it the feel of the season.

This project is very simple and it didn't take much time to do it. Now, I have a beautiful wreath hanging by my door, ready for the beautiful crisp Autumn weather.



  1. Shut the front door!! That is one of the coolest things I've seen! I would've never ever guessed what the material came from, but I like that you saw beyond the shirt and thought of what COULD BE. Well done. It turned out very cute indeed.


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    1. Thank you Meredith ! I really love how it turned out too. Just love the color of the shirt. I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

  2. Very awesome! I am so glad you saw the potential out of that shirt. The fabric as flowers is gorgeous! Great job! Thank you so much for linking up your fall inspired wreath Get Your DIY On. I hope you'll join us tomorrow with your thrifty upcycle to link up!!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

    1. Thank you Mandy ! You are so sweet :) Totally agree...love fabric flowers. Just visited your blog and link some of my project !

  3. What a fabulous wreath, and such a creative idea use a old shirt. ;o)

    1. Thank you Paula ! It's just so happened when I saw that shirt at Goodwill :)


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