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!