Rag Wreath

My inner Crafty Beaver is coming out! I made this cute rag wreath for fall. I think it looks like dry fall leaves. It is a four-wire wreath with strips of cotton tied to the wire. The wire wreath cost $3.49 and I had the material laying around. About 3 yards or so. I ripped the dark red rags in 1-2 inch strips. Cotton rips on the grain, so you don’t have to cut. Always rips a straight line and leaves a nice frayed edge.

The brown accent color I had to cut. But it has stitching in the material, so I could use that as a guide to cut it straight. It’s a faux suede leather material that is shiny on one side and soft, short-nap velour texture on the other. It gives great contrast and texture from shiny to suede-y.

So, you just cut or rip your strips and then tie them on the four-wire.

green metal boxed wire wreath form
This is what a four-wire looks like. Without strips of rags tied to it!

One or two simple knots for each strip of fabric. It’s very full. You only need about 6-10 strips for each wire on each section. Depends on how thick your fabric is.

I would like to add some fabric flowers made from material or just a great big fake flower to accent. I think a nice off-white peony or something would go well. Or what’s your idea for my wreath??

I think this would look cool with grays, whites and blacks, too. With a yellow accent flower or something. What do you think?

I made this in just a coupla of hours. Took less than a day. Think I could sell these? šŸ˜€ Less than $10 to make. I love it!!

Thanks for checking it out.


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