Cassie’s Vintage Sheet Wreath Featuring Styrofoam

by Cassie on May 14, 2012

Hi.  My name is Cassie and I am a hoarder. I love anything vintage.  Vintage books.  Vintage linens.  Vintage owl figurines.  Vintage brass items.  Vintage furniture.  It’s becoming a problem, and it’s time to do something about it….

I recently discovered I had a large stack of vintage sheets.  I had been collecting more than I realized.  Oops.  So what’s  a girl to do?  Well, naturally, go to pinterest and start searching for crafty vintage sheet ideas!  I found this amazing wreath that inspired my own. This is my inspiration….

Isn’t that just so happy and fun!  Most of my sheets were not as colorful, so I selected one sheet for the wreath, and another plus yellow gingham for the rosettes.   So my supplies consisted of…

Styrofoam wreath

Hot Glue Gun and Glue

vintage sheets: for the wreath I cut strips in 3″ width, for the rosettes about 1.5″ width and about 20″ length

felt cut into 1.5″ diameter circles to back the rosettes (you will not see this so the color is not that important)

ribbon for hanging

All I did was wrap the wreath with my sheet strips. I used a total of 3 1/2 strips (from a full sheet cut vertically). Once I had it entirely wrapped I hot clued my end down. I saved that section of the wreath to be where I tied my ribbon to hang so it wouldn’t be noticeable.

Once that was done, I made 3 rosettes, using this tutorial, except I glued my flowers onto felt circles.  Then I glued the flowers where I wanted them on the wreath.  Finally, I tied my ribbon and hung my wreath from a screw that was already in my door.

And here is a closeup of the flowers…

For more great ideas be sure to check out the styrofoam blog as well as their facebook page!

And hey, lookie there.  Did you notice a sneak peek of my door…. I have been painting it. :)

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Ali May 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm

LOVE it!!! So pretty & colorful :)

Karen May 14, 2012 at 5:34 pm

This is beyond adorable and I want one. I am actually quite upset with myself now because last year I gave away a giant pile of vintage looking bed sheets my neighbor had given me, for the purpose of crafting something. I am not a hoarder, I am a purger. I purge now, think later. Which is not altogether a good trait. I can’t tell you how many times I have gone looking for something, then realized I “gave it away”. I wish I could find a happy medium. In the meantime, I will enjoy just looking at your adorable wreath on your gorgeous new looking front door!

Allison May 14, 2012 at 9:45 pm

It is such a cheerful wreath! I love it. A nice way to welcome your friends and family into your home. It looks great on you newly painted door. Very pretty Cassie!

Holly LL May 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Hi Cassie, my name is Holly and I am a hoarder too…but when we hoard we can (eventually) make really pretty things like this! Gorgeous.

Sharon May 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Very pretty, Cassie! The aged pastels are wonderful. (I’ve also admired your original inspiration wreath). I just linked to your tutorial from the StyroCrafts’ Facebook page. Thank you! Sharon

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