Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Homemade Christmas Part 1

A friend sent me a link to the Moda Fabric Wreath tutorial about 2 weeks before Christmas. And I decided it was a MUST for those "hard to shop for" people on my list! So I set out on a journey to find the honey buns to make them. I wound up ordering three from Etsy and one I found at Hobby Lobby (it was wider, with less variety than the honey buns, but it worked out!) 
These took an average of about two hours.
I had to do math, though, which I'm not good at. I enlisted my husband to assist me in determining how many knots would go in each section.  I had about 320 strips, so it was a lot of math to do. :-)

I think these turned out really beautifully!  

I loved the way they look all set up on my ottoman (there were more on my couch arm!)  I will warn you, though, the honey buns shed like CRAZY! I'm still finding little strings in odd places in my house :-) But it was well worth it!


  1. I love this! I've been pondering things to make with Jay's outdated fabric sample books (I have stacks upon stacks of them), so this will be great.

  2. I did it with Honey Buns, but didn't you cut fabric? Was that very time consuming?

  3. I just had to cut into shorter strips, they were already 1" wide. It wasn't too bad. I measured the first, then cut two at a time.