Wrapped Flannel Plaid Christmas Wreath

Wrapped Flannel Plaid Christmas Wreath

Ok, y’all- this *might* be my last flannel project of the year…but I better not make any promises. I asked on Facebook if yet another flannel project would be ok, and the “YES” response was overwhelming. So I’m trusting you that it is! How would you feel about a plaid Christmas wreath made with upcycled flannel shirts?

You probably didn’t notice this little nuance, but when I made my flannel hand warmers using the scraps from my table runner, the red flannel scraps were conspicuously absent! That’s because I set them aside (along with a handful of newly thrifted flannel shirts) for this project.

I wanted to make a a plaid Christmas wreath… one that boasted Christmas-y colors, but wasn’t sooo holiday-themed that it couldn’t stick around through February. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Creating a cozy plaid Christmas wreath using upcycled flannel shirts from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Gathering my wreath-makin’ supplies.

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Video Tutorial

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Full Tutorial: Making a Plaid Christmas Wreath

I had a straw wreath form leftover from a now-defunct relic of my early blogging days and decided to reuse it for this project. After gathering my flannel shirts and scraps, I measured the thickness of my wreath and cut out strips of flannel fabric that were long enough to wrap around the wreath once with about an inch of overlap. I also somewhat-arbitrarily went with a 3½” width for each strip.

Cutting up strips of flannel shirt fabric to make an upcycled plaid Christmas wreath for rustic door decor this holiday season by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

…to give you an idea of what I’m planning to do.

I started out with 4 strips of each of the 4 shirts I ended up using. I ironed the strips (they were pretty wrinkled from my half-baked rolled/folding method I used during storage) and then did a quick ¼” hem on one long side of each fabric strip. Then, I wrapped the first strip around the wreath, pulled it taut (but not stretched), and pinned it in place.

Wrapping flannel fabric strips to make repurposed plaid Christmas wreath for rustic holiday decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Just need to do this over and over again.

Then, I simply applied a little hot glue to secure it and removed the pins. Ta-da, first strip done!

Wrapping flannel fabric strips to make repurposed plaid Christmas wreath for rustic holiday decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Excellent!

I continued to do the same thing over and over again, carefully overlapping over the raw edge, so only the hemmed edge was visible. Sometimes I like a frayed/raw edge, but I wanted something cleaner for this project.

Upcycle flannel shirt fabric used to make cozy plaid Christmas wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

What do you think so far?

And then I was done with my plaid Christmas wreath- at least as far as the wrapped flannel steps were concerned! I ended up needing 2 more strips than I originally cut, and decided to hem both edges of the final strip (that wider red one on the lower left). I also trimmed it into a long triangle before hemming- think of a long narrow pizza slice.

Doing so and hemming it along both edges made a big difference in the end, I think- nice and clean and it fit the remaining space perfectly.

DIY plaid Christmas wreath made from repurposed flannel shirts for cozy cabin style holiday decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

I love it!

For the last step, I decided to forego the typical bow route- I’m just not a “big bow” kind of gal. I also didn’t think that a big poofy bow would look too spiffy with the cozy, cabin feel of the flannel. So I treated myself to some faux trimmings from the Christmas floral department at Michael’s (such as this greenery or this one with berries).

Adding faux greenery and winter berries to cozy plaid Christmas wreath with upcycled flannels by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

I think these will spruce it up nicely…

Plaid Christmas Wreath: The Big Reveal

And then I hung up my wrapped flannel plaid Christmas wreath- on our red door, of course! I just love how it turned out!

DIY plaid Christmas wreath made from repurposed flannel shirts for cozy cabin style holiday decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Oh, it’s so pretty…!

See what I mean, though? Christmas-y…but not TOO Christmas-y…and definitely winter-y. I recently learned of the Norwegian word “koselig” which effectively means “a sense of coziness”…and I think this wreath embodies the idea of koselig quite nicely.

Want even more upcycled Christmas project inspiration? You can find my full collection of repurposed/upcycled DIY Christmas projects here, and for upcycled wreaths,I’ve got you covered with this collection here.

Absolutely GORGEOUS upcycled Christmas wreath ideas using thrift store finds, vintage treasures, and other craft project materials for festive repurposed Christmas wreaths- compiled by Sadie Seasongoods at www.sadieseasongoods.com

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. Super cute! Just shared the project on my FB Page! 🙂 ~Rhonda

  2. uber uber cozy! i like 🙂

  3. Sarah, I love this wreath!!! All your flannel projects are awesome!! I can’t wait to see what you use flannel on next! 🙂

  4. Such a nice wreath! I have been saving a straw wreath for about 4 years. Not knowing what to do with it. Now I do! This looks so very easy! Thanks for posting.

  5. LOVE it!!! think I’ll hunt for some plaids!
    thanks ms clever lady! 😉

  6. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    Just love it Sarah. I think it’s much better than a traditional wreath because you are using left overs and creating something that will last longer than one month. Well done!

  7. I seriously love this!

  8. Absolutely love this flannel wreath! It is darling and I can’t wait to make one. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This is adorable! I love your ideas! Thanks for sharing at #OMHGWW.

  10. Thanks for sharing at #OMHGWW! I shared on our blog’s FB page too!

  11. Thanks for stopping by to share, I love your wreath with the plaid.
    http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/heartsie-girls-wordless-wednesday-43/

  12. This is beautiful and could even be left up after Christmas is over. Found your blog on the link-up today! 🙂

  13. I really love this…and may try and scrounge enough to do this NOW! thanks, Sandi

  14. I am a sucker for anything plaid. This is adorable! Pinning for future reference. Can’t wait to curate a collection of plaid shirts.

  15. Love the flannel and you made this project look super easy! I brought out an old flannel wool shirt of my Dad’s this Christmas to decorate with. Was the perfect shade of red and green too. I might have to take a trip to the second hand store to find some more. This would make a neat winter project.

  16. Love this wreath. It’s so pretty. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party. See you again soon.

  17. Love this! I am partial to wreaths and always looking for new ideas. This is pinned to my I Love Wreaths board! Really cute great idea. I recently bought a men’s flannel shirt at Goodwill for a craft project. I only used the bottom of the shirt so now I wear it around the house when it’s cold! Of course it is plaid!

  18. Pretty! What a great idea to use pieces from old shirts.
    Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty link party.

  19. Your flannel wreath is adorable. This fall you have come up with so many great uses for thrift store flannel shirts but this one is definitely my favorite since I am a confirmed weathaholic. Thank your for sharing your great tutorial at Vintage Charm.

  20. This is such a cute wreath! Love that you made it with flannel!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  21. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What a pretty wreath Sarah! Featured at Be Inspired this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

  22. This is really Cute!! I love that you used different colored flanel material instead of just one! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week (with out any glitches) Pinned!

  23. I love this wreath! I’m a plaid person so this would suit me well! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday, we hope to see you again this week!

  24. thesummeryumbrella says:

    As always, GORGEOUS!! Such a great way to repurpose and create a beautiful new piece. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Creative Circle link party 🙂

  25. Hello Sarah!! I’m just stopping by to let you know that your fabulous post has been selected as a Feature on the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!! Please stop by tomorrow morning to see your post linked up! Don’t forget to grab your “Featured Button” too! ~Lisa~

  26. Just wanted to give you a heads up that this post is my featured pick on Vintage Charm tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Such a lovely wreath! I love the plaid flannel fabrics!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

  28. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing. Very cozy indeed … and LOVE your red door! TAke care, Cynthia

  29. What an adorable project Sarah! I love how cozy everything is as soon as you introduce flannel! Thank you for sharing at Create • Share • Inspire! I hope to see you back tonight!

    Alicia xo

  30. Such a creative and cute idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  31. Love this wreath! All of the colors and texture. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday!

  32. Hi this touched my inner koselig! I went out today and purchased several different variations of plaid flannel from the thrift store to create my own version. My best scores came from the men’s PJ dept at Value village. Surprisingly they had better colors of plaid flannel than the long sleeve shirt section. The flannels in the PJ section were just a bit more brighter and not so drab. Can’t wait to get started but they are in the wash machine so they won’t have that wrinkled look that you commented on (hate ironing!). Do you remember where you picked up the straw wreath from? I seen some at a craft store but they did not have the plastic wrapped around them. I actually found a grape vine wreath at V V while I was there but was curious about yours.

  33. Super cute and definitely cozy-looking! I love it!

  34. jenness nordstrom says:

    Did this hold up in different weather?

  35. What a great way to re-purpose old shirts! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  36. janetvinyard says:

    Hi Sarah, I love it – it’s so unique! Thanks for the clear instructions also! Blessings, Janet

  37. This is a terrific wreath!!! Trying to pin it, but your pinterest button wasn’t working for me and there was none available in your side bar. Found you on Wow me Wednesday.

  38. As soon as I saw this thumbnail in the party link up I knew it was from you. Your style is very distinctive and I love it!

  39. What a fabulous repurpose of old flannel!! So festive and cheery!! 🙂

  40. Another amazingly creative project. Thanks for sharing with the Waste Not Wednesday Link Party….your projects make me smile every week!

  41. This is so unique. Love it! Thank you for sharing at Thursday’s Your Inspired Design.

  42. I love this wreath! The plaid is awesome!

  43. really cool. looking for masculine wreath for grandson’s front door. what a winner. you are so talented and share all of your passion. thank you

  44. How sweet! I have fallen in love with it!!! I’m an avid DIYer and always try to be busy with some new projects. Was searching for a unique idea to start. The Wreath made me stop and crazy to make it asap! In a hurry to start. Wish me good luck, Sarah! 🙂

  45. I love it.

  46. The perfect wreath for Christmas! The flannel looks great with the Christmas greenery. Love!

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