Flannel Shirt Sleeve Fall Wreath

Do you have some old flannel shirts that you no longer wear? Don't throw them out because I'm going to show you how to recycle them into an adorable Flannel Shirt Sleeve Fall Wreath and how even the shirt collar is salvaged for hanging it.

DIY Flannel Shirt Sleeve Fall Wreath

Flannel Shirt Sleeve Fall Wreath

The inspiration for my wreath came after I finished my Flannel Shirt Lined Wooden Trunk Table and used everything but the sleeves and collar of the flannel shirt. Not letting anything go to waste around here, I hemmed and hawed about what to do with the rest of the shirt.

Every year I make a new wreath for Fall and I'm always looking for ways to make them unique. What doesn't say Fall more than a flannel shirt, right? Once I got the idea of a flannel wreath in my head, it took all of ten minutes to put together.

Flannel Shirt Sleeve Fall Wreath With Dollar Store Florals

Aside from being a quick and easy craft project, it's also super inexpensive to make because other than the flannel, everything to make it can be purchased at the dollar store.

Flannel Shirt Sleeve Fall Wreath Supplies

I did end up making a second trip to the dollar store to get more florals than pictured above so it would be fuller. Of course, I ended up coming home with a whole bunch more Fall crafting potential.

Flannel Shirt Repurposed Fall Wreath

Flannel Shirt Fall Wreath

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Supply List

Flannel Shirt Sleeves and Collar
Floral Wire Cutters
Hot Glue Gun (my personal preference)
Fabric Sewing Scissors
Large Straw Wreath Form
Fall Floral Picks
Artificial Sunflowers

I've included a short video tutorial for your convenience.

Video Tutorial:

Instructions for making the flannel shirt sleeve wreath

Step 1 - Contain straw in wreath form

Straw wreaths are very messy and so to keep the straw contained, wrap the straw wreath form in plastic kitchen wrap.

Flannel Shirt Fall Wreath Straw Wreath Form

Step 2 - Cut the flannel shirt sleeves

Cut open the backside of each sleeve so it can be wrapped around the wreath form in the next step.

Flannel Shirt Fall Wreath Cutting Sleeves

Step 3 - Close the gap on the flannel shirt sleeve cuffs 

First, we need to close that little gap around the buttonhole to conceal the wreath form beneath. Simply run a bead of hot glue on the inside of each cuff to close the opening (pictured below).

Flannel Shirt Fall Wreath Sleeve Cuffs

Step 4 - Wrap the flannel shirt sleeves around the wreath form

Wrap the sleeve over the wreath form and fold the raw edges inside. Overlap the pieces and tack in place with a bead of hot glue. No need to be fussy because you won't see it from the front but do check now and again to make sure you're not wrapping it too tight or loose.

Flannel Shirt Fall Wreath Gluing Sleeves

Overlap the second shirt cuff over the raw edge of the first sleeve and repeat the previous step until the wreath form is completely wrapped (pictured below).

Flannel Shirt Fall Wreath Wrapping Sleeves

When you reach the cuff of the first sleeve, unbutton the cuff and fold open. Cut the excess fabric on the second sleeve and glue in place (pictured below).

Flannel Shirt Fall Wreath Joining Sleeves

Fold the cuff over the raw edge on the first sleeve and button the cuff (pictured below).

Flannel Shirt Fall Wreath Joining Cuffs

And your wreath should look like this when it's finished.

Flannel Shirt Fall Wreath Assembled

Here's where we're going to use that salvaged shirt collar.

Step 5 - Flannel shirt collar wreath hanger

Simply wrap the shirt collar around the top of the wreath and button closed. Can't get any easier than that!

Flannel Shirt Sleeve Fall Wreath Collar Hanger

Step 6 - Embellish the flannel wreath with Fall florals

Starting with the large yellow flowers, cut the stems and glue three centered between the top shirt cuff and the bottom of the wreath. I like mine to be a little asymmetrical by having the florals just off to the left rather than dead center on the bottom.

Layer the fall picks in groups of three, starting with the longest picks. Slip them behind the flowers on each end and dab a little hot glue to secure them to the wreath. You may need to add a dab of glue towards the top of the picks as well to hold them in place.

Floral Arrangement Tip

The golden rule of flower arranging is to group things in three.

Cut the next set of picks slightly shorter and layer them over the previous ones and tuck behind the flowers on each end. Again secure them to the wreath with hot glue.

Repeat the previous step until the florals are nice and full to your liking.

Flannel Shirt Sleeve Fall Wreath

That's it, we're done! I hope I've inspired you to go digging through your closets to find some old flannel shirts. If you don't have any, nows the time to head over to the thrift store to nab some before they are all gone. They are a hot commodity this time of year.

If you have any questions about this project, please leave them in the comment section below or press the Contact Me button at the top of the blog to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!

Fall Flannel Shirt Sleeve Wreath

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  1. I see a sheet metal pumpkin in my future and a shirt sleeve wreath! You are so creative, Marie, and I adore your projects and ingenuity! Thanks for sharing your projects.

    1. Aw, I'm so glad you like the shirt sleeve wreath and the sheet metal pumpkin, Barb. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, you made my day! xo


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