NURSE'S WEEK: SCRUB TOP FABRIC WREATH DIY CRAFT



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CELEBRATE NURSE'S WEEK!
UPCYCLE YOUR SCRUBS!


We have lots of nurses in our family so there is no shortage of scrub tops.  I made this wreath for my niece who is also a nurse as part of her wedding shower gift.


WHAT YOU NEED:
  • 12" wire wreath frame
  • 175 2"x6" strips of scrub top fabric  (this wreath took 4 scrub tops)
  • yarn used as ribbon (I used green, teal & purple combo)
  • rotary cutting tool (makes the job EASY, scissors work perfectly as well)
  • patience as the tying can be a bit tedious


Cut 175 2"x6" strips.  Don't worry about the strips being exactly that size.  I just "eyeballed" it and cut with a rotary cutting tool. I cut off the sleeves first and then cut up the body of the scrub top.  You will need to work around any pockets or buttons the top may have.  Once I figured out a system of cutting I was able to cut up a top in 15 minutes with a rotary tool.  Using scissors will add to cutting time.

I only tied the strips on 2 of the 4 round wires, the outermost and innermost rings.  Keep tying on the strips with simple knots alternating fabric until the wreath is absolutely full with beautiful fabric. Sprinkle bits of yarn for some solid pop of color.  I added extra yarn on the inner rings to add fullness and color.





Variety of scrub tops!



Rotary tool makes cutting EASY!



Stacks of cut fabric.



Another photo of stacks of fabric.



Alternate strips with yarn to get fullness and color!



Innermost ring being tied.



Finished wreath.



Beautiful on a wall or door!  Would look great in a baby's nursery or teen room.



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  • 5/7/2013 5:46 AM Mary wrote:
    What a beautiful wreath! I liked when you said that patiece was needed to complete it! Your instructions are very clear. Great idea to incorporate yarn to add more color and texture!
    The addition of all the photos really helps to be able to complete the wreathe well. Thank you!
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    1. 5/7/2013 6:57 AM Laura Miller wrote:
      Thanks!  Yes, a little patience will be needed...but well worth it.  I gave the wreath to my niece and she loved it!  We're both nurses and she appreciated the  idea of recycling scrubs.  Thank you for taking the time to comment!  Laura
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