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Rag Wreath Tutorial

The Rag Wreath- The easiest craft you’ll do all day!

Rag Wreath Tutorial

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

Patience

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!

Rag Wreath Tutorial

 

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.

Rag Wreath Tutorial

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…

Rag Wreath Tutorial

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.

Rag Wreath Tutorial

Boom! This is a quick and easy way to get into wreath making. TRY IT!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. LydiaG

    Wow! Great project! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty. I will be sharing this on social media.

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    • Kelly

      Lydia- Thanks so much! And many thanks for giving me the opportunity to share. Blessings to you! 🙂

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  2. Monica

    Do you layer the strips the tie? Or do you tie each one individually?

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    • Kelly

      Monica- I tie each strip individually. I just fill up each section and start the next. Thanks for stopping by! Blessings- Kelly

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  3. Jane Ibbotson

    Hi
    Many thanks for this i’m going to try it at some point this weekend and i’m a complete novice !
    Regards
    Jane all the way from Sheffield in Yorkshire UK !

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    • Kelly

      Jane- This is a GREAT first project! It was the first craft I ever tried and I loved the result. I hope yours turns out beautifully! I’mm so glad you stopped by. Blessings! -Kelly

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  4. Karen Manigault

    Thanks for this creative idea. This would be easier than the things I have been doing. I love the idea of sitting in front of the TV and doing this project. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Kelly

      Karen- Thank you for stopping by! This is the perfect project for casually putting it together. And the result could not be cuter. It’s a fun one. Blessings! -Kelly

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  5. Barb

    Hi Kelly, I want you to know that you are extremely talented and I refer to your channel a lot! 😊. Thank you for all of your videos you post! I have a question for you on the beautiful wreath. Once you start taking your fabic and double the double knot, are you placing them right on the outside of the wire frame? Then where are you placing the second fabic and so on? Please advise. Thank you very much! 😊😊😊

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    • Kelly

      Barb- Thank you so much for your support! I’m so glad you have found some fun projects to try here. I didn’t even realize that I hadn’t included pics of how I tie the strips of fabric onto each ring of the wreath form. I added a pic that shows how the knots look from the back of the wreath. Check the page again for that pic. I hope this helps. Blessings! -Kelly

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  6. Patty

    On the ring are you doing each row of the ring or every other ring i canno tell by the picture

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    • Kelly

      Patty- I tie the fabric strips to every ring of the wreath. I added a pic to the post that shows the wreath from the back. I hope that makes my process clearer. Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings- Kelly

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  7. Danna

    Hi Kelly. I made these years ago. I used a medium sized heart and 2 small ones. About 5 years ago I took them off the wall and put them away. When I saw they came back I decided to make one for my kids’ bedrooms (after we finished remodeling the rooms). I found the 3 I made before and since they were the same colors as the 2nd bathroom I put them in there. These are so easy to make. I do a different knot with mine but I can’t remember what its called. I love these wreaths! Easy to make when a person can’t watch anything else with a husband who has sports on All. The. Time.

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    • Kelly

      Danna- I love how these wreaths keep! Years later they still bounce back to their original glory. Don’t you love it when you can bring out something you’ve had and make it seem new again?! And easy crafts are the best! It’s nice to have an uncomplicated project when you’re hubs is driving you a little nuts with all the sports! Although in our house- during college football and MLB season I also have sports on all the time! Thanks for making me smile. Blessings! -Kelly

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