It’s Friday yea!! Hope you’re having a good one!!
As those who personally know me are aware, I’ve become addicted to making rag wreaths for the holidays. My Pinterest Craft Ideas board is filled with crafts that I want to try everything from bookmarks to coasters, clay pots to etched jars and more. With that in mind I am going to dedicate my Friday posts to craft projects. My goal is to keep the projects simple enough to make in a short amount of time, document my progress and the finished project and share with everyone here on Friday. Good or bad…..this could be interesting.
The ladies at the JoAnne’s that I go to are becoming a little more familiar with me at the cutting table and they chuckle when someone in line asks what project I’m working on. I guess people find it hard to believe that one would buy material to create a “rag wreath.” Most think purchasing material for a “rag” wreath is a contradiction of terms…I guess it is but since I am creating them for holidays and seasons I want to purchase material that is seasonal and colorful. I’m only using 2 yards of material so the cost is minimal especially if I use a coupon or the material is on sale.
Making a rag wreath is really pretty simple and quick. It generally takes a short amount of time to cut the material into strips and I can actually tie a wreath on a 12″ frame in the amount of time it takes to watch a Lifetime movie.
Today I’m going to share with you how I made my Saint Patrick’s day wreath. I was really pleased with the final results.
What You’ll Need:
1 – 12″ Wire wreath frame
2 yards of material
Note: I used 1 yard of the clover leaf pattern and a half of yard each of the light and dark green
Cut your material into 1″ strips wide by 6″ long
Tie a strip onto your wreath frame
Keep adding your strips alternating colors and patterns
Make sure each section of the ring is tight so your wreath is full
Note: This photo is just of the first inner ring! By filling each section tightly your wreath will be fuller
Fill in each row – DO NOT complete sections – work your wreath row by row
Decorate your finished project with bows or embellishments
Here is the wreath I made for Valentines Day