Blitzen Wreath

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Today, I thought we’d make a fabric wreath for the holidays!  It’s something a little bit different and it will use up all of your Blitzen scraps if you have been sewing along with me. If you missed my previous Blitzen tutorials, there is the Patchwork Christmas Stocking, Blitzen Table Topper and Christmas Cog Quilt
For this project, I started out with a 16″ Styrofoam wreath.  I wrapped it with strips of one of the primarily white patterned fabrics.  The strips were hand cut with pinking shears about 1-1 1/2″ high by the width of the fabric.  It took approximately 12 strips but this will vary depending on your overlap.
Then I took 6″ squares of Pellon Peltex 72 F Double-Sided Fusible and used my iron to adhere green Blitzen prints to both sides.  Because they were quite thick I sent them through my Sizzix BigShot one at a time using the BasicGrey Holly Bigz Die.  I cut about 45 leaves.  I then stitched down the center on my sewing machine for the vein. I chain stitched and clipped them apart at the end.

I grouped like sized leaves into groups of three and secured them with BasicGrey buttons for red holly berries.  I glued the bunches onto the wreath with a hot glue gun.  I added some additional small leaves here and there for filler (without the berries).  
The bow is a 5″ strip of one of the red Blitzen prints, cut the width of the fabric.  I left the selvage on because  it has cute little snowmen.
Happy Holidays!