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{Patriotic} Rag Wreath Tutorial

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A while back, a friend's mom gave me a box of fabric she wasn't going to use anymore (score!) and it was mostly a mix of red, white, and blue fabric.  I set it aside for 4th of July crafts and forgot about it. 

Yesterday, I went to Michael's with a friend who was looking to make a yarn wreath, and saw all of their patriotic decor.  I felt like it was a little early for July, but then realized, gosh, it's June!  My mind went back to the fabric at home, and I decided that it'd be perfect for a patriotic rag wreath!

I have never made a rag wreath before, but a friend had so I kind of went by her directions.  Here's how I did it:



What you need:
  • 9 strips of coordinating fabric about 7"x 48" long
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • Wire wreath form (mine is 18")
  • Any embellishments you want to add
 Instructions:
  1. Cut your fabric into 1"x7" strips.  If you have a rotary cutter, use it!  It will be way easier than cutting out all these strips with scissors.  If you don't have one, you should!  It makes life (and cutting fabric) soooo much easier.  That being said, you can use scissors to cut the strips as well.
  2. Knot your fabric strips around your frame.  I alternated red and blue fabrics.  The closer together you push the knots, the fuller your wreath will be.  I wanted mine to be really full, so I jam-packed my wreath form with as many knots as I could fit!
  3. Adhere any embellishments you want to your wreath.  I used some cute little firecrackers and stars that I found at Joann's and attached them with a glue gun.
  4. That's it!  Just hang your new wreath for you and your neighbors to admire! 

    I love how my wreath turned out!  Now off to see what else I can make for the 4th of July...stay tuned!
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64 Responses to “{Patriotic} Rag Wreath Tutorial”

  1. So cute! I have been looking for a wreath for the 4th and all the ones I could find in stores are ugly. If I can find the time, I would love to make this!!! :)

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  2. It actually didn't take that long! I also made a smaller one that was a 12" form (I think) and it was super quick to make!

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  3. Hi Alyssa! Love your wreath and I can't believe it didn't take you that long! It looks great! Hopped over from 36th Avenue - hope you have a great weekend :)

    We would love for you to link this up with us at Living Well Spending Less! You can link up any of your thrifty projects each Thursday - we would love to have you join us! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

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    1. Hi Ruth! Thank you so much! I will definitely stop by and link up with you! Thank you for the invite :)

      Have a great weekend also!

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  4. What a cute wreath! Pinning! Thanks for the tutorial!

    I'm visiting from All My Bloggy Friends link party. Have a great week!

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Ritchil! I am following you on Pinterest now :)

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  5. Stopping by from +Night Owl Venting.
    I LOVE this wreath! TFS

    Pam
    @ www.pjstreasures.blogspot.com

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  6. Have you linked up with the Friday Flash Blog Linky Party yet? Link up your ONE best post of the week and check out other people's awesome entries. You may just get highlighted next week!

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    http://thejennyevolution.com/category/linky-parties/friday-flash-blog/

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Just linked up :)
      Have a great weekend!

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  7. Love this! Would love you to share it at our Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party which is a summer theme this week! Visiting from the Pin Junkie link party! :)

    http://mommifried.com/ladies-only-blog-share-link-party-funtastical-summer/

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    1. Thank you Crystal! I just linked up :)
      Have a great weekend!

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  8. This is adorable!! Featuring it tomorrow, as one of my top two picks. :) Thanks for linking it up at 'Or so she says...'!

    Mariel
    www.oneshetwoshe.com

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I'm so excited! :)

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  9. This is so cute! And it looks easy too!!

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    1. Thank you! Yes it is so easy! :)

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  10. I have to share this with my MIL... she's done rag wreaths with my girls before but this one is super cute!! Thanks for sharing it with us on the LOBS party!!

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    1. Thank you and thanks for hosting too!!! :)

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  11. I love, love, love this amazing wreath! I love any type of flag/patriotic decoration. I would hang this in my home all year long. Visiting from the LOBS!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, mine will be up at least through Labor Day! My mom is keeping hers up too :) Have a great day!

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  12. This is so cute! You will be one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you so much Kathryn!!! Have a great week! :)

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  13. This is darling and easy! I like that a lot. Thank you for sharing over at DIY Home Sweet Home. Glad I found you, Patti

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    1. Thank you Patti! Have a great day!

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  14. What a great tutorial! I just love wreaths and this one looks easy to make.

    Taylor
    www.MyKidsGuide.com

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    1. Thanks! I love wreaths too :) This one was definitely easy to make!

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  15. Just had to stop by and tell you. This is so darn cute, I love it.
    xxx
    Marlene

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    1. Thanks Marlene! Have a great week! :)

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  16. Sweet! Pinned to my Americana board!http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/06/beachy-pillows.html

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  17. So cute and easy! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Hi: It came out very cute! Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

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    1. Thanks Martha! Have a great weekend! :)

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  19. Love your wreath and tutorial! I am pinning it to my Wreath board. So glad you shared it at the Rock N Share! Hope to see you again soon. Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch P.S. Shared it on my FB pg this morning too.

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    1. Yay! Thank you so much! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  20. This looks great! Thanks for sharing it at The Pin Junkie Friday Link Party! I'm featured it today. I hope you will stop by and pick up your featured button at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/06/friday-link-party-23.html

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    1. I grabbed a button! Thank you so much Bonnie! Made my night! Have a great weekend! :)

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  21. I love this!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. Thank you Cathy! Have a great weekend!

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  22. Love this! I will definitely be making one for next year! I did my share of patriotic decorating this year, so I'm already a little burnt out on using red white and blue. The little embellishments really add so much to this wreath!

    http://pawprintsandpaintbrushes.blogspot.com/2013/06/patriotic-mantle-arrangement.html

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    1. Thank you Christine! Your mantle looks great! :) Have a good weekend!

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  23. Hi! I'm visiting from the Breaking the Rules party at Pursuit of Functional Home. I'm loving your wreath...it would be a great scrap buster, which I'm in desperate need of. I'm following you on bloglovin!

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    1. Hi Amy! Thank you! I am following you back :)

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  24. Very pretty and full, looks adorable hanging on your door.

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  25. Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! I wanted to give you a heads up that I have featured your project on facebook! OOh OOH

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    1. Yay! Thank you Katie! Visited and liked you on facebook :) Have a great weekend!

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  26. Found you on Best of the Weekend Party, love the wreath, perfect for the July 4th celebration!

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  27. This is so festive! Love it!
    Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for hosting :)

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  28. Love this!!
    Thanks so much for sharing this at our "Best Of The Weekend party"! Pinning!
    Have a great weekend!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you Claire! Hope you had a great weekend :)

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  29. Very cute and fun idea!!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. We'd love it if you would link back to us! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sharon and Denise
    BeBetsy

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  30. This is so cute! I love the little firecracker and star embellishments you added. Thanks so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature, Mel! :) Have a great day!

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  31. You did such a great job with your project! I've wanted to learn how to make a rag wreath before! I just pinned this :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. Thanks Krista! This was my first time making a rag wreath and it was so easy! :)

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  32. oooh I just saw this and I NEED to make one for next year!!! I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!
    -lauren

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    1. Thank you Lauren! You could do one for any occasion, too! :)

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