This week will be a continued effort to chip away at the massive amount of scraps that the group has built up while working on the wedding. If you’re anything like us, you may have a few bits of your favourite fabric lurking in the cupboard too. We’ve found a few great ways to put them to good use! Here are a couple of bits that we’re working on and several ideas we haven’t even started yet!
1. Think Christmas. (I know it’s August, but that’s one holiday with a nasty habit of sneaking up on us! Luckily, Zakka Life offer this fab, kid-friendly tutorial for turning your scrap stash into holiday cheer!
2. More wreaths. Whether its for Christmas or just a pretty decoration with some of your favourite fabrics, scraps can become beautiful wreaths. You can even use the same technique linked above! Handy tip: Follow Rod’s example and use some leftover pipe insulation as a wreath form. With some creativity (and electrical tape) you can create lovely shapes like his signature love heart. Rod would also like you to know that his wreath (above, left) will be available in the group’s Etsy Shop later today.
3. What, you still have more scraps? Don’t Panic! Over at The Cart Before the Horse, we found this amazing idea for a fabric scrap mosaic, created by Jo James. I can’t wait to try one of these.
4. And finally, if you still haven’t managed to bust your way through your scrap stash… Then it’s time to pull out the big guns. Uber genius Suzanne Zing at Notes from the Patch posted this amazing tutorial on how to create this gorgeous shag rag rug: It’s so fluffy, I just want to give it a hug! So that’s what I’m going to be starting on, just as soon as i can get my hands on some plastic fencing. Boy, and I thought my fingers were tired after tying the bunting!
5. Scrap busting doesn’t just apply to fabric, either! Remember these?