Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rag Wreath for 4th of July

I've been seeing these everywhere online and I love them. So I had to make my own. And with the 4th of July just around the corner, red white and blue was my theme.

I bought 2 wreath forms. The green one is for a future wreath for my daughter's room. For this Patriotic Wreath, I used the 12" craft ring (macrame--anyone remember that?). The benefit of the craft ring is it's $1.99 (the green floral form was $3.99). And with the thin metal ring, you don't have to have very long strips of fabric--I cut mine to be just 8" long. I will have to cut them quite a bit longer when I use that green wreath from!

I got 2 or three styles of fabric in red, white and soft blue. I used some printed cottons (the whites do have a slight print to them), gingham, solid linen, seersucker, striped, polka dot and solid cotton.

I ripped the fabric into strips of varying widths--from 1/2" to 1-1/2". I then cut them down to be 8" long, using pinking shears to give the end a bit more interest and to avoid more fray. I tied the strips on in good ol' American Red, White and Blue order varying the fabric each go around.

The wreath is hung by a long strip of gingham torn fabric.


Jingle said...

I love this! It is such a cute idea!

Isabel said...

Seeing these wreaths bring back memories!! It was my first crafts project back in the day..but the one I made(made a bunch) was done on straw wreath,cut ur strips or squares and punch in to wreath after dipping in glue so that it adhere to wreath. I LOVE ur way so much better!!:O)

Kelli @ WhimsiKel said...

I just hopped over to thank you for your sweet comment on my pillow over at Ucreate. :) And I'm so glad I did; you have some very clever crafts on here, and I can't wait to explore! Thanks again!


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