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
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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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