The Rag Wreath- The easiest craft you’ll do all day!
A rag wreath is the first crafty project I tried back several years ago. I wanted to make something that was cute- but EASY. This is it! You can actually make this while relaxing in front of the television! There are only a few supplies you need for this project:
1- wire wreath- I used a big one- 18″ (12″ is simpler to complete quickly)
Fabric- I used several colors, about 1/2 a yard each color
Scissors or rotary cutter
Start by cutting your strips of fabric. I made mine 2″ x 8″ (for a 12″ wreath you can make them shorter). Some people just rip their fabric into strips. I like having more control, but if you feel like ripping- rip away!
After I cut my strips of fabric, I stack them up. I can’t really tell you how much to cut… just a few nice stacks. It’s good have them organized if you have lots of colors just to be sure you have variety as you go around the wreath.
Then start tying. I use a double knot- but there’s no rule that says you have to. Again- I like to be precise so I lay out the strips in the order I am going to tie them. I do one section at a time and am careful to start each row with a different color so there are no concentrations of any one color in any spot. I continue in the same order on each row.
I just stack up my strips of fabric next to me while I sit and watch TV (baseball likely) and just tie away and before you know it…
Here’s a close up of the double knots. Just tie them on and push them together. Do this on each row of your wreath.
Boom! This is a quick and easy way to get into wreath making. TRY IT!!