DIY Summer Rag Wreath

Today I have a fun summer craft for you, a rag wreath. This is the first rag wreath I have ever made, and it was pretty fun. I admit cutting the strips of fabric was tedious because there were soooo many, but still easy, especially if you have a rotary cutter. Assembling the wreath was actually kind of relaxing. I did it while watching a movie with the hubby one evening. Overall this is a great craft, relatively inexpensive, and easy. What more could you ask for!

Here’s What you need:

*Wire wreath form

* 4-6 Prints of fabric 1/4 yard each

*Scissors or a rotary cutter and mat


Step 1: Cut the fabric- Cut strips of fabric 1.5″ wide by the length of your fabric, then cut each long strip into 4-5″ lengths. You should end up with a LOT of little strips!

Step 2: Tie your Strips- One by one tie each strip of fabric on your wreath form. I put all my strips in piles and organized them so I would have an even pattern throughout. I also started tying on the outer ring, but I think it may be a little easier to start on the inner most ring. Keep tying strips and squish them close together as you go so you’ll have a full wreath. The more strips you tie, the fuller the wreath. Continue on until you are happy with the fullness.

Step 3: Hang and Enjoy!

This craft is super easy! The only thing it really takes is time, but it is totally worth it! I love this little summer wreath and the bright fabric I used makes me smile. You could use any combination of patterns and colors, and make your own one of a kind decoration for your front door. The possibilities are endless. I added a mini bunting to mine since Independence Day is coming up tomorrow. I really enjoyed making this wreath, and I am sure I’ll be making more in the future! Hope you all enjoy!

Happy Crafting!


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19 Responses

  1. I love it! I made one this spring on a coat hanger, but the wreath form makes it so much fuller. Now I want to make one like yours! :)

  2. Simple and pretty: My favorite!!!!!!!!!!! ((:

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  4. I’m working on this now and have run out of strips, so reviewing your directions and noticed wreath size is not on here. Maybe mine is too large b/c I’m not half way thru and have already run out of material which I cannot find these patterns. What size was your wreath form? Suggestions?

    • Oh no, I’m sorry! I think my wreath form was around 9 or 10 inches(it’s in the attic right now). I also used 6 different prints of fabric. You could always get some coordinating fabrics and create stripes around the other part of the wreath. You could also add embellishments like flowers. Best wishes for your wreath! I’m sure it will turn out adorable :)

  5. Yes, I used a much larger form and probably tied the strips too close b/c I used double the amount of strips then in your directions. It came out great! Thanks!

  6. Heather

    Did you fill every ring on your wreath or just the first and last?

  7. Nichole McCormick

    Hi, in your post you say to cut the strips 4′ and 5′ long. Do you use the 4′ strips on the inner rings and the 5′ strips on the outer rings or do you mix them? Beautiful wreath!

    • Hi Nichole! What I had meant was you can use four to five inch strips. I believe the strips I used were all 4″, and I remember thinking that 5″ strips may add a little more fullness. It is really up to you. They all need to be the same size, but you can choose the length you like. Hope this helps! Have fun making your wreath!

  8. tina hanney

    Just discovered this. Want to make some for Christmas gifts. Do you double knot the strips or will a single knot do? Thanks!

  9. What size is the wire wreath?

  10. can you send me the pattern for the bird???