Thursday, August 2, 2012

Rag Wreath Instructions

I made a Patriotic rag wreath for Fourth of July and wanted to share with you the directions. I loved the final product and plan to use it for Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Flag Day too!

1. I purchased 2 yards of fabric in 4 different patterns. A half yard each. I wanted it to have a quilt-like look so I mixed lots of patterns, but made sure to use coordinating colors with similar sized patterns.

2. I cut the fabric into strips that were 6 inches long and 1 inch wide.  This was the most time consuming part.

3. I bought a wire wreath form with four rows of wire so that I could get the most diversity in the mixing of patterns.  I bought the wire wreath from Hobby Lobby for $4.95. (The one I got was one of the largest. Pick any size you think will look best on your door.)

4. I tied all the strips onto the wreath. I would encourage you to double knot if this is a wreath that will be out in the elements a lot.  I made sure to tie the fabric strips on in random order. Then I was done! I finished the wreath off with taking a red gingham pattern ribbon and threading it through the first row of wire. Think of something cute you could do to add something special and unique! 

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