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Handmade wreaths are an inexpensive way to change your decor up throughout the seasons and keep things looking fresh. They’re also a great way to add a personal touch to your home because no two are going to be the same.
I love this rag wreath project because it’s simple and creates a beautiful full shabby looking wreath. Plus, you can keep this project frugal by reusing old sheets or any fabric that you like. Keep in mind that you want the fabric to be a medium weight so that the wreath holds it’s shape and doesn’t have a droopy look to it. I used regular quilting fabric. Feel free to change things up and use multiple fabrics or patterns if you would like.
My wreath is currently in our master bedroom, sitting on the top of a bookshelf, but I have big plans for it in our new house. I want to hang it in the living room over an old window for a rustic look. What do you think??
Rag Wreath Tutorial
You will need:
Wire wreath frame (sizes vary)
Cotton weight fabric
(I used 2-3 yds for a medium size frame)
Step 1: Cut fabric into roughly 1.5″ X 9″ strips. Measurements do not need to be exact. You can make your strips smaller or larger depending on your taste.
Step 2: Take one piece of fabric and fold in half placing under the wire.
Step 3: Pull ends through loop and tighten to create a knot.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2 & 3 until wreath is full.
How easy was that?? I love simple projects like these that have such a beautiful result. I can’t wait to see how mine looks hanging on the wall when our new house is completed.
Have you ever made a wreath before? I’d love to know!