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Fun With Scraps

You know when you get a hair-brained idea? It keeps nagging at you, until you simply must ACT.

This is what happened to me. See, it's really a matter of Waste Not, Want Not. I keep the colorful sides of selvages. All of them! I store them in a pretty glass container until it gets too full, then I transfer them to a rustic bird cage.



But what happens when even the bird cage become saturated with selvages to the point of overflowing?  Why, make a fabric wreath out of them, of course!


The idea struck me when I was browsing at Hobby Lobby in Boise last fall.  Our small valley doesn't sport any craft shops, so walking in the doors of HL was overwhelming, to say the least. But after cruising through the aisles, I decided to get a multi-tiered wire wreath. I could simply weave the selvages on each of the four rows of wires, and voila! A fabric wreath.



I guess it turned out okay. But only after I trimmed all the selvages down to a manageable length.  It works!


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