I LOVE to make wreaths. Since moving from Italy or… perhaps even before then I’ve not had a wreath for Valentine’s Day.
So I made one. It was so easy. I even had my toddler help me. She enjoyed playing with the rags while I tied them and constructed the wreath.
That’s a win-win if you ask me!
Supplies You’ll Need
- Wire wreath form – I used a 14-inch wreath.
- Fabric – I used “fat quarters” of fabric which are one-fourth yard cut that usually measures 18″ x 22″. Honestly, you could use any fabric you have laying around at home from old clothing to sheets. I think cotton works best.
I purchased my fabric at Wal-Mart because I was there and they had this super cute -pre-cut fabric quarters which meant I didn’t have to hunt down a sales associate to help me, and they were only .97 cents each.
How to make your fabric rag wreath
Lay out your fabric
Cut one-inch cuts along the length of your fabric and then tear them into one-inch strips. If you want to be really technical and perfect you can measure, but I eyeballed them.
Take those strips and cut them in half. You want about a two-three inch tail.
Begin tying your rags onto the metal wire.
Continue doing this until your wreath is full to your liking. What I like to do is space the fabric in each section on the wreath and mix up the fabric, filling in where I think a certain type of fabric is needed.
Add a ribbon or leave plain. You can use multiple coordinating fabrics as I did here, or a single color. Your choice!