Hi friends! Happy week of Thanksgiving!! I have so, so much to be thankful for and my heart is so full of gratitude. I’m incredibly blessed with a beautiful, healthy family. I serve a loving God who shows me His sweet grace every single day. And I’m especially thankful for each one of YOU! Without each of you and your support, I wouldn’t get to do what I truly love. So thank you from the bottom of my heart! I love sharing with you all!! Even though we haven’t quite made it through Thanksgiving, I decided to go ahead and share my first Christmas DIY… a Christmas Rag Wreath.
Christmas Rag Wreath Tutorial
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My friends at Burlap Fabric sent me some beautiful red ticking stripe fabric. I knew the fabric would be perfect for a Christmas DIY! But if you’ve been around for a bit, you know that sewing is something I do not do. It’s not that I don’t want to. It’s just that I never learned how so I am so intimidated by it. I hope to learn one day, but today is not that day.
Soooo, I started thinking up some ideas for fabric that didn’t require sewing and the thought of a Christmas rag wreath hit me. I remembered that I had some left over drop cloth from my DIY bedskirt, so I grabbed that to add in as well.
Fabric (roughly 2 yards)
18″ Wire Wreath Form
Steps to Create a Christmas Rag Wreath
The first thing I did was prepare my fabric strips that I was going to use. I used less than half the amount of drop cloth as I did ticking stripe fabric. I randomly added the drop cloth fabric here and there just to give a little contrast.
Using a ruler, I measured out 1″ width and 9″ length of the fabric. I snipped just a little piece with the scissors, then tore the fabric in strips. I did this because I wanted it to have the tattered edges. If you want clean cut edges, it would be best to cut your fabric with the scissors.
Now grab your favorite beverage and put on some good music or your favorite television show cause this is going to take a little time.
Take your first strip and tie it in a knot to the outer 2 edges of the wire form. Then take another strip of fabric and tie it on the 2 middle wires. Then tie a strip on the last 2 wires. Continue this process all the way around until your entire wire form is filled.
This is what the back will look like. You may need to occasionally push the knots together to keep them tight so that your wreath is full.
Once I had the wreath done, I wanted to add jingle bells in the center to give it a little extra Christmas-y look. I picked up a box of bells at Target and tied some jute rope to them, then tied them to the wire form.
This was a super easy project that adds lots of Christmas charm.
I still have some of that beautiful ticking stripe fabric left and I’m already thinking up a few other projects to use it on. Of course, they won’t require sewing. If you had extra fabric laying around, what would you do with it?
Be sure to check out Burlap Fabric to see all their beautiful fabrics, ribbons, and accessories. They have sooo many cute things!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving, friends! And thank you again for being so awesome!!!
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Oh Heather!!! This is perfect!!! I am not a sewer but I love different ideas to use pretty fabric!! I’m definitely going to try this 💗💗💗
So glad to hear that I’m not the only non-sewer. 😉 Can’t wait to see yours!! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
This is such a cute and easy DIY wreath. Thanks for sharing. I pinned it to save for when I am ready to create a wreath.
Yay! So excited you are going to give it a try!! The fabric ideas are limitless. Can’t wait to see what you do!
nancy wright says
We used to make these back in the 1980’s as well as garland made the same way using jute with fabric strips. Lots of tieing!