At my local thrift store it pays to be 55+ on Tuesday. Or a student on Wednesday. Or a family on Thursday. Why??? Because on those days everything is 50% off for those in that category. So on one of those days ? I picked up three men’s button down shirts for about $6. That’s cheaper than buying fabric! And perfect for making an Americana fabric scrap wreath.
My Americana Fabric Scrap Wreath is part of the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge this month.
The Rules for the Challenge:
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Kim | Made in a Day
Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Jeanie | Create & Babble
Kimm | Reinvented Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Michelle | Michelle James Designs Kimberly | Farmhouse Made
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Lora | Craftivity Designs
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Toni | Small Home Soul
Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
Thrift stores are such a great source for inexpensive fabric. Especially for craft projects like this.
***TIP*** If your project is fairly large, buy the largest sizes you can find. And for small projects look at the smaller sizes.
STEPS TO CREATE AN AMERICANA FABRIC SCRAP WREATH IN LESS THAN ONE HOUR!
Step 1 – Gather supplies
You will need:
- foam wreath form (mine was from Dollar Tree)
- thrifted shirts
- foam wreath form
- straight pins
- craft knife (to cut wreath form) – optional
Step 2 – Cut shirt into strips (approximately 3″ x 15″)
Step 3 (Optional) – Cut off long sleeve, using craft knife, cut a slice into wreath so that sleeve can be slipped onto wreath form
Insert sleeve onto wreath, then gather and pin sleeve to form.
Step 4 – Tie strips onto wreath with simple double knots
Step 5 – Cut buttonhole placket from shirt and tie onto top of wreath. The button holes can then be used to slip onto hook.
Now stand back and admire your pretty new wreath!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!