Rag wreaths are super fun to create and they are a great way to use up leftover scraps of fabric. One of my favorite rag wreaths is this bright and colorful DIY St. Patrick’s Day Rag Wreath. Let me show you step-by-step how to make one.
Recently I was looking through my craft closet and to my delight, I found some leftover supplies. The pretty rainbow fabric and white fabric were leftovers from a DIY Easter Rag Wreath project I made previously.
Once I had all of my supplies ready, it took me only one hour to construct this DIY St. Patrick’s Day Rag Wreath with my total cost being approximate $10. You can use any fabric that you have on hand and tweak the wreath for any holiday. With just a little supervision, older kids can even make their very own personalized rag wreath and hang it on their bedroom door. They could even use sports related fabric and ribbon!
I also found that I had a 12″ diameter wire frame that I had tucked away in my craft closet. These frames are very inexpensive, come in various sizes, and you can find one like mine here:12 inch Wire Wreath.
Once I had gathered all of my supplies I began cutting the different fabrics into strips that measured 2 1/2″ wide x 9″ long. I laid them in piles until I was ready to begin assembling the wreath. I used a total of 1 yard green four leaf clover fabric, 1 yard of the rainbow fabric, 1/2 yard of white fabric and 9 feet of gold ribbon. This amount of fabric with strips cut, (as mentioned above), nicely filled the 12″ diameter frame.
Here comes the fun part! Simply take one strip of fabric and tie it anywhere onto the wire frame. I did not make a knot, just a simple tie.
I started with one fabric and continued tying it onto the frame until the frame was covered. Because I scattered the different selection of fabrics evenly around the frame the wreath turned out very colorful.
I did the exact same thing with the green clover leaf fabric and scattered it between the rainbow fabric.
This is what the wreath looked like at this point.
To put a few final touches on the wreath I added a few strips of white fabric and the gold ribbon. After adding the gold ribbon I went back and cut each of the ribbon tips at an angle. I really like the additional little touch of gold for St. Patrick’s Day.
I love how bright and cheery this wreath turned out. It certainly adds a nice ‘pop’ of color to my home decor.
Have fun making your very own DIY Rag Wreath.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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