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How to Make A Flannel Wrapped Wreath With Flowers

I’m loving the flannel wrapped wreath I made using an old flannel shirt. The wreath takes about 10 minutes to make. I used a wreath form and leaf garland from Dollar Tree, a plaid flannel shirt from Goodwill, and ribbon from Hobby Lobby (on sale of course). I have in process photos and a tutorial plus I made a video showing the whole thing. Today is Thrift Store Decor Day and we are doing something a bit different today!

wreath form wrapped with Flannel and decorated with Fall leaves and a bow

Doesn’t that wreath just bring a smile to your face. I have it hanging from a yellow  metal cabinet that’s sitting on a shelf in our family room. I’m not sure if the cabinet was a pie safe of some sort or something else?

yellow tin cabinet

I bought the cabinet years ago at a local shop owned by a friend. It was love at first sight. You guys know I have a thing for yellow….. and orange and green. That’s why I like Autumn so much. If you know what this cabinet was used for please let me know.

styrofoam wreath form for Fall wreath

For the wreath I started with this Styrofoam form from the Dollar Tree. I’ve never used a wreath form before.

plaid flannel shirt from Goodwill for craft project

I bought the flannel shirt at Goodwill for $2. I thought there would be a lot of flannel shirts to choose from but the selection was very small, 3 shirts. I loved the colors in this one!

use small white tacks to adhere flannel fabric to wreath form

I cut the sleeves from the flannel shirt then tore the sleeves into several long strips. The strips were anywhere from 2 to 4 inches wide and they were not all the same width or length. You guys now how I roll and this project was  not rocket science. It would be the perfect kids craft until you get to the glue gun part then they would need supervision.

I made a video showing how I put the flannel wreath together. I didn’t want to use a hot glue gun to attach the flannel strips because the hot glue tends to melt the Styrofoam. I used small white tacks instead and made sure they only show on the backside of the wreath form. Using the tacks is actually a plus because when I get tired of the flannel wreath or decide to make a wreath for another season I can easily remove the flannel strips.

Fall leaf garland from Dollar Tree

I also got the Fall leaf garland at the Dollar Tree. I love that store. I never get out of there for under $10 but I have 10 things.

Fall ribbon for wreath

I bought several rolls of ribbon at Hobby Lobby when it was on sale for 50% off. This dullish gold color somewhere between gold and yellow and a bit of brown is one of my favorite colors now. I use to really dislike it. Do you find your style, color choices, and other things seem to change over the years?

how to tie a bow to a wreath

The next two photos are clips from the video so they are not the best. If you don’t view the video these photos may be a help you see how I put the wreath together.

use a glue gun to make a wreath

After tying the bow around the wreath I attached the faux leaves just willy-nilly using a hot glue gun. I love my new Ryobi battery powered hot glue gun, no cords and I don’t have to worry about the glue gun following over. You can see the glue gun here on Amazon.

How to Make A Flannel Wrapped Fall wreath

And that’s it. I promise it took less than 10 minutes. I like to hang wreaths in unexpected places like on my China Cabinet.

Fall Flannel Wreath

And on pieces like my yellow metal cabinet. That cabinet is soooooo bold.

How to make a Fall wreath using a styrofoam wreath form (1)

I also hung the wreath over this framed painting/print in our dining room area. The colors really compliment each other.

make a Fall wreath wrapped with flannel

It looks good hanging on a white wall or door too. Watch the video where I made the flannel wrapped Fall wreath below. It’s very short. I speeded it up!

How To Make A Flannel Wreath

Make a thrifty flannel wrapped wreath for Fall
Make a thrifty flannel wrapped wreath for Fall

This month all of the Thrift Store Team was inspired by member Sarah, Sadie Seasongoods, book Crafting With Flannel. So many great projects and the photos and tutorial guides are incredible. Everyone made a thrifty project using flannel.

Crafting With Flannel by Sarah Ramberg, Sadie Seasongoods
Crafting With Flannel by Sarah Ramberg, Sadie Seasongoods

You can find Sarah’s book Crafting With Flannel on Amazon by clicking here!

If you have time leave a comment about my cute little wreath then take the Thrift Store Decor Tour by clicking the text links below the “before makeovers” photo collage…..

Thrift store decor projects featuring flannel from the team


My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Easy DIY Fall Flannel Pumpkins

House of Hawthornes Rag Wreath DIY

Organized Clutter Flannel Covered Books

Reinvented Delaware Cheap Wreath for Fall

Our Southern Home No Sew Flannel Pumpkins

Domestically Speaking Plaid Pumpkin and Acorn

My Repurposed Life DIY Flannel Scraps | Easy Projects

Petticoat Junktion Flannel Wrapped Wreath – You Are Here!

Sadie Seasongoods Blue Fall Decor With a Pumpkin Throw Pillow

Shop at Blue Flannel Embellished Hand Towels

Don’t forget about Sarah’s Flannel Crafting Book. I love to read.  That is my way of destressing. If you like to read see this list of Inspirational Books for Women. 

As always thanks for being here, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. LOVE it!! Of course, I’m very, very biased. But it’s so fun to use flannel on all the things- especially in those brilliant colors!!

  2. I love the wreath! Beautiful colors and textures. Fall is also my favorite season.
    Yes, that is a small metal pie safe. The large pie safes were most often made of wood. My grandma had a safe just like yours; it was painted (several times–lol) white. Hers had a shelf in the middle—just enough to hold one meal`s worth of pies.

  3. Such a pretty wreath! And yes, that door is a lovely ray of sunshine! Love it!!

  4. Kathy these colors…from the shirt to the ribbon to the cabinet! Just wow! I’m headed to the thrift store…AGAIN!’

  5. Kathy,

    I love the color of the shirt with the other colors, and it looks perfect on your metal cabinet door. Super job!


  6. Oh my gosh, that cabinet is gorgeous! I have one (I think it is a pie safe), but it’s just metal colored. Your wreath looks perfect with that as a backdrop!

  7. Boy does that blue flannel wreath pop on the yellow cabinet door! Very striking!

  8. You found the perfect bold blue flannel shirt for this! It looks perfect with the fall-colored foilage Kathy! Pinned!

  9. This is super cute, I love the colors in the flannel! Great tutorial
    (PS I love that yellow door that it is on)