Monday, May 7, 2012

Shaggy Fabric Wreath Tutorial & Giveaway

A New Look! and a New Shop! 
means it's time for a
Giveaway!
In honor of Beyond the Screen Door's new look 
and the Grand Opening of
I'm giving away a Shaggy Fabric Wreath Kit!
(See giveaway details below)

I'm sure you've all see some version of this wreath. Coffee filters, fabric, flowers, etc. I chose fabric, of course.  

I'd been wanting to make one of these wreaths for quite a while. And I knew I wanted to make it in shades of neutrals. So, over the past few months every time I had fabric scraps in a color I thought I could use, I tossed them in a plastic bag. By the time I got around to starting on this wreath I had collected quite a stash.  
I chose to use 3" squares of fabric for this project. I grabbed my stash and started cutting. I ended up using 10 different fabrics. The fabrics included linen, burlap, cotton, scrim, some with tone-on-tone patterns, some solid, all in shades of tan, taupe, white and ivory. When finished it took 700-750 squares or 75 @ 3" squares of each fabric.  
Before I started I wrapped an 18" straw wreath with strips of scrim to cover the straw. I would suggest scrim, tulle or any other very thin fabric for this step. A thicker fabric would make it too hard to push in the fabric squares.  
This was my tool of choice for pushing in the fabric squares. Why? No reason except it was handy. You could use a screwdriver or any tool with a pointed end. 
At first I didn't think I needed the hot glue but quickly realized the fabrics came out too easily without the glue. 
To begin I chose a spot, slapped on a dab of hot glue and then pushed the fabric square into the straw. 
I started with one color and randomly placed it around the wreath, making sure I was covering the top, inside and outside of the wreath. Then I'd move on to the next color and repeat. This way I tried to not get too many of the same colors in one spot or directly next to each other. 
When I finished my wreath I realized I had enough fabric to make several more. I decided to pass this opportunity along to you!
 If you'd like to make this wreath but don't want to take the time to shop for fabrics, hunt through fabric scraps or tediously cut 750 square of fabric...
you can now win (or purchase) a complete kit from

Each Shaggy Wreath Kit contains:
750 -3" fabric squares in 10 different fabrics
Tulle to wrap the wreath
Burlap ribbon hanger
and instructions. 
(does not include 18" straw wreath)
But just in case you'd like to put together you own kit or you'd rather use a different color scheme here's what you'll need:

1/4yd each of 10 different fabrics
OR 1/2yd each of 5 different
burlap or ribbon for a hanger
tulle or scrim to wrap wreath
18" straw wreath
hot glue
several hours to cut fabrics
about 2 hours to assemble wreath
This is really an easy project just a bit time consuming. 
I just love the fluffy end result!  


If you'd like a chance to win your own  
Shaggy Fabric Wreath Kit
 please visit

1. The Shop at Beyond the Screen Door
Come back here and leave a comment telling me your favorite item.  


For additional entries
 2.Facebook, tweet or blog about this giveaway OR Pin anything from the shop and leave a comment letting me know. 
**Please include your email address if necessary.


Everyone is eligible to enter! So please pass the word!


Giveaway ends Sunday May 13 @ 10:00pm cst. Winner will be announced Monday, May 14.


Thank you!!! 

69 comments:

  1. My favorite item is so hard to pick! I love everything, but I guess if I must then it would be the red and gold drapes, but then maybe it's the ones with the black and white topper or the "Love" pillow - I just have to pick multiples!

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  2. Great wreath, Sonya! I love the neutral color scheme you chose ~ I'd do the same. I won't enter for the giveaway though. Just wanted to tell you I love the wreath and good luck with your new shop lay-out. It's looking good!

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  3. SOnya I keep getting Syntexx errors when I click on sections of your shop. Just wanted to let you know! My have item has to be your tree skirt!! Love this wreath! Congrats on your new shop and design!

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  4. Just shred on FB my friend! Hope all is well!

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  5. Good morning Sonya!! Okay, I sat down to finally peek into your workroom after a busy sewing morning here.. and am DELIGHTED with a giveaway post!! LOL Love the shaggy wreath. So much. And congrats getting your new shop online, I really like it! I am partial to damask and coffee sacks, perhaps equally, so picking a fave is difficult. I am gonna go with the burlap table topper, the one with a patchwork of coffee sacks. SOOO creative and textural, I just love it.
    I re-posted your FB link. Now I am off to find your work room post! LOL
    Have a beautiful week. xoxoxo

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  6. I love the extra wide burlap table runner. Thanks for the chance to win this fun wreath kit.

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  7. Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway. Following you on Google and Linky. I have to say I adore your pillows!!! Great giveaway. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  8. I love the burlap runner! It's been one of my faves for a while. I need to get me one.

    I always enjoy reading your blog.

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  9. i have all the supplies on hand! I think im gonna give it a try today ~ thanks for sharing! Love your blog

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  10. Great Job and fun wreath. Love the texture the fabric brings to the wreth.

    Cynthia

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  11. My favorite item is the Coffee Sack Table Topper...I love all things coffee sack and it would look fantastic on my table.

    thanks for the chance
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  12. I shared on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/AuntieThesis/posts/208891105896723

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  13. Hi Sonya,
    I really love your shabby wreath. I like the added texture by using different fabrics and not all burlap.
    I love everything in your shop. Your pillows are always my favorites.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  14. Love, love, love all of your different pillows!!! The wreath is absolutely gorgeous and I always look forward to reading your blog and seeing what's new. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Cindy B.
    camogirl59@yahoo.com

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  15. You made a neutral wreath for your own house? Who are you and what have you done with my sister? :)

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  16. I love the table runners!
    Kathymcgonigal@gmail.com

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  17. Hi Sonya,
    Well that is not a easy choice...all beautiful items!
    If I have to pick... I love the damask table runner! Gorgeous! What a wonderful selection!!
    Miss Bloomers

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  18. wow what a wreath! But how can you cut that many squares, even to sell?? I am in awe...

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  19. Sonya, You make the prettiest things! I love this fluffy neutral wreath! Beautifully done!
    I would love to get a stenciled chair pad... and of course I could use another beautiful runner!!!!
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  20. Sonya,
    I stopped by this morning and was so busy studying the tutorial I didn't even realize you were having a giveaway! I'm so unobservant. LOL! I love everything in the shop but the table runner and tree skirt are especially yummy.:)
    PS Love your new look!

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  21. Sonya- That is a really, really cute wreath. I love how full you made it. Perfect! xo Diana

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  22. Beautiful I love it no need to pick any other names just pick mine lol

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  23. I am totally lovin' this adorable wreath. I would LOVE to win and I think, even tho I have no crafy bones in my body, I can do this.:)
    Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    xo bj

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  24. Visited the shop and am in love with the Coffee Sack Table Topper. ummmm...so pretty.

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  25. I love your new shop and design...so pretty.
    I am taking your giveaway to my blog.
    xo bj

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  26. Sonya, your blog is absolutely fantastic, you are so talented, what a gift! I love the new look and this wreath is just adorable, crossing my fingers and toes...lol. We just moved back to ok after being gone for 10yr, can't remember how I came across your blog during our move but we have recently been remodeling and your front door was so inspiring I had to copy ;) my favorite item(s) here have got to be the tab "all things burlap" I simple cannot get enough of that neutral vintage look these items add! I am not to tech savey and do not have a twitter account but am seriously considering opening one to tweet to win this wreath... Thank you for sharing your talents and gifts with us, you truly are an inspiration!

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  27. I love the wreath in its earthy, neutral tones. My favorite item in the shop is the coffee sack table topper! Love it!

    Debra

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  28. Oh, my!! What a pretty wreath!!
    The best part of winning that would be that I didn't have to cut 700-750 squares!!
    If you are forcing us to pick, and not letting us say EVERYTHING in your shop, I would have to say the Damask Table Runner and the Damask Pillow. Do you see a pattern?!! LOL!

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  29. I did it! I opened up a twitter account !! And you were my first tweet, if that's what you call it...lol. Now to try and pin something to pinterest from this iPad (the only computer we have unpacked so far). I've already loved you on FB, well I mean liked but if there were a "love" button I would have done that!!

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  30. Left MSG and item I like...check check
    Opened up a twitter account & tweeted about U...check
    Found & followed & repinned on pinterest...check check check
    love it! Waiting with anticipation
    ~Heather Akin

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  31. I love the Damask table runner!

    I've facebooked, pinned, and blogged about this giveaway (the blog will post Thursday May 10.

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  32. The damask table runner is my fave. I have a love for all things damask right now. The wreath would be perfect in quite a few places in my house. Pick me!

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  33. Hi Sonya! Wow your creations are so beautiful and unique!! After looking through all the pics, I would have to say that my favorite item would have to be the ballroom curtains in Wendy's office-- they are stunning! I also really like the Wicker Basket Lanterns that you have for sale in your shop!
    You have such a gift of making the ordinary into such an extraordinary space :)
    Thanks for the chance to win to the drawing for the wreath - love the colors in it!!
    -Alyssa
    Email: alyssanreeves@gmail.com

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  34. I just pinned the wreath to Pinterest. I love the neutral colors as well as the fullness. My front door is bare and needs some attention!

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  35. Love the burlap table runner :)

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  36. I LOVE this wreath! I had been rackin my brain to figure out what I was going to do with my straw wreath that I has covered...I has intended on covering with yoyos but soon realized I stink at making yoyos! I will have to switch out my fabric as mine is too "thick" but am very excited about this idea! I would love to win the drawing (becaue those are the colors that I would use and let's face it...all the cutting would be tedious!) but even if I don't win, I'm still making the wreath! WooHoo!!! Thanks for the great idea! Amy aafulcher@yahoo.com

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  37. Oh Sonya to pick just one thing from your shop so difficult. I love the burlap table runners the best, that is until you get some of your gorgeous curtains there! ;)

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  38. I pinned the shaggy wreath kit. Love the idea if I do not win!

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  39. Love the wreath kit! The stenciled burlap pillows in your shop are beautiful!!

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  40. pinned the wreath kit...really loving the fullness of it.

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  41. So love the damask pillow cover & runners. Awesome items in your shop.
    TY for the chance to win ...

    Have a beautiful Mother's Day ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    ~ GIVEAWAY ends 5/13 ~

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  42. Love your wreath! Visited the shop and so many pretty things--I do like the burlap table runners and the tree skirt so beautiful...

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  43. Hi, Sonya

    I love your shop and truly all of it is my favorite, I can't pick. Found your lovely blog from the Farm house porch link party. I am a new follower too. Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com.

    Have a great day.!

    Vanessa

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  44. Posted it on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/

    Vanessa

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  45. Tweeted about the giveaway!
    https://twitter.com/#!/homesbutterfly/status/200983631664136192

    Thanks,

    Vanessa

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  46. I love this giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win. Di@Cottage-wishes

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  47. I would love the table runner off your shop, what a cool runner! Di@cottage-wishes

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  48. Beautiful tote bag and wreath! I can't believe you spent so much time on the wreath as well as cutting out all those squares of fabric. You did a fabulous job, as usual!

    I always love the curtains/drapes and I like the table runners and the stenciled burlap pillow.

    Hope you have a great Mother's Day!
    xo
    Pat

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  49. Beautiful tote bag and wreath! I can't believe you spent so much time on the wreath as well as cutting out all those squares of fabric. You did a fabulous job, as usual!

    I always love the curtains/drapes and I like the table runners and the stenciled burlap pillow.

    Hope you have a great Mother's Day!
    xo
    Pat

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  50. Your shop is great and I love the burlap bag.

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  51. I love your drapes and your table runners. I love the ones that were in your daughter's room!!!! Can you get a sample of the fabric? Good luck with your shop!!! The wreath would be a great accent in any room of the house!!! Hint---mine.

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  52. Dear Anonymous, I'd love to send you a sample of the fabric as well as enter you in the giveaway but I don't know how to reach you. :)

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  53. All I can say is I love your work. From the first time I saw your items which one of my favorite ones is the shower curtain that your son had to hold. But everything your make is so beautiful its hard to pick. I always look so forward to opening up your emails and see what you have come up with next. Also have to say I'm proud to know your an Okie. I'm not posting this to win the beautiful wreath you have I just wanted to tell you. You are soooo talented and the way you put the colors together...WOW. Thanks for sharing

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  54. Just found your site from a pin on pinterest. Absolutely Love your style! Will you be adding more items for sale? PLEASE...claudia@nutrikids.com (address for the wreath giveaway).

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  55. I have been visiting forever and LOVE everything I especially like the washed look and the pillow with the block anniversary pillow.
    Always have love the burlap style and made some things with burlap at least 30 years ago. So happy it is back in fashion. Love your wreath the best it is so nice and full. Thanks for all the wonderful pictures. Off to go shopping again.

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