Hey y’all! I’m back from a much needed vacation. I hope you guys enjoyed the great guests I had here for you last week!
Vacation was great, but I’m happy to be back here driving you guys crazy.
When I saw this polka dot oilcloth from Online Fabric Store, it was too fun not to do something with. The first thing that came to mind was a fun DIY wreath for a party!
Because everyone needs a party wreath, right?
Ok, maybe just me.
This DIY wreath was really simple to make. I started with a wreath form that I scored at a yard sale and the oilcloth.
Oilcloth kind of feels like vinyl on top – very similar to the feel of duck tape. The awesome thing about it is that it doesn’t fray, so you don’t have to hem it! Whoo hoo! No sewing! On top of all that, its waterproof and easily wipes clean.
I started by cutting the oilcloth into strips.
I placed a piece of cardboard under the fabric and placed a yardstick on top of it to be my straight line. I measured out two inch strips and cut them with an X-Acto knife* right along the ruler, as far down as the cardboard went – about 20 inches or so.
After I had a good bit of strips – probably 15 – I started wrapping them around the wreath form.
I overlapped them just a little and glued the strips down on the back of the wreath.
Then I had all this polka dot goodness that needed some accessories….
My friend Lindsay gave me these fun coasters that say “Party” “Clink” and “Cheers.” Their black, white and gold colors went great with the wreath. I hot-glued some poms along gold ribbon to act as a type of bunting at the top of the wreath.
Opposite the coasters, I added a trophy topper that I picked up at an antique store for a few bucks. I have told you that I am now smitten with vintage trophies and trophy toppers, right?
My birthday is coming up.
Not that you should send me any vintage trophies as a gift or anything, I just meant that my birthday is coming up and now I have the perfect party wreath for the occasion.
I used this adorable pink satin ribbon to hang the wreath with. I had initially wanted to wrap it around the wreath with the polka dots, but that was just too much going on.
I’m also thinking this will go quite well with my Tiger Striped Bar Cart.
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Just let me know where to be for my surprise birthday party – I’ll bring the wreath.
You know you don’t wanna miss any of this crazy.
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Disclosure: Online Fabric Store did provide me with oilcloth for this project. However, all opinions and love of polka dots are 100% mine.