Bring old rags and fabric scraps back to life by transforming them into a rag wreath. Crafty folks can create a piece of personalised decor for their homes with a few basic supplies and minimal experience. In addition to being fun and decorative, rag wreaths are also an inexpensive project that the family can work on as a team.
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Fourth of July Rag Wreath
Create a casual decoration for Independence Day with a patriotic rag wreath. Select a wreath form from the craft store. Any size will work as long as you have enough fabric to cover the form. Cut pieces of red, white and blue fabric into strips between 7 and 10 inches long, depending on the width of the wreath form. The width can vary from 1 inch to 3 inches. Tie the strips of ribbon around the form with the loose ends toward the front, until the entire form is covered. Finish the look by weaving in sparkly star garland.
Summer Rag Wreath
Liven up your home's summer decor with a cheerful summer-themed rag wreath. Find various prints and colours of fabric that remind you of summer. Typically, summer is associated with bright colours. Thus, take advantage of any old summer clothing that can be used for fabric remnants. Tie the strips of fabric around a wreath form, bunched closely together. Add extra flair by gluing sea shells or glittery beads to the ends of fabric pieces around the wreath.
Halloween Rag Wreath
Spook up the house for Halloween with a black and orange rag wreath. Make the wreath form from an old wire coat hanger by bending the hanger into a circle and leaving a 2 inch "stem" at the top so the form looks like a pumpkin. Tie strips of black and orange, or just orange, fabric around the wire. Use strips of green fabric tied around the "stem" of the form to make the wreath look like a Halloween pumpkin.
Rag Ball Wreath
Make a different kind of rag wreath by using rag balls instead of strips. Select a colour scheme, and wrap long, thin pieces of fabric around themselves to form balls of various sizes.Secure the balls by tying a knot around the final wrap of fabric and slip a piece of twine through the final loop to create a rag ball garland. Wrap the garland around a wreath form with the rag balls arranged on the front to complete the project.
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