|The Patchsmith's Autumn Rag Wreath
I have often seen rag wreaths on Etsy and in craft shops but I have been loathe to pay the price when I was sure, with a little bit of help, I could make my own. And I was right. There are so many tutorials and variations on fabric wreaths that making one is simplicity itself. All the tutorials have one thing in common - no sewing required!
All you will need is a ring and scraps of fabric. The ring can be made from styrofoam or wire (just look for florist rings in your nearest craft store) or, if you are feeling really crafty, you could make a ring out of an old wire coat-hanger (check The Rustic Pig for details).
Stuck for inspiration - do a Google search for 'Fabric Wreath' and you will see what I mean about variation! Here are a few examples to whet your appetite .....
Mamaslittlemonkey uses a sytrofoam ring, a pen and some fabric circles to create this sophisticated wreath:
|Mamaslittlemonkey Fabric Wreath
|Hiphome Rag Wreath
|The age guidance for this DIY project is 6 years - so it is a great project for
new fabric wreath makers
|Gilbertson Ribbon Rag Wreath
I love the Styrofoam and pin ribbon ring - it looks so easy to do but, as I have always wanted a rag wreath, that was my choice for this month. I did have a little practice by making a rag garland for a wooden sign I created.For my wreath I used a 10” wire frame and a flannel print I had in my stash, along with a touch of yellow, orange and red cotton scraps.
I cut the strips 1" wide by 5" long for the wreath whereas, for the garland I used 1" x 4" strips. The garland looks a lot neater so I am assuming the longer your strips the tattier the look. I didn't knot my strips - I just tied them once and they stay perfectly in place.
The effect is stunning and my autumnal wreath sits on my mantel, along with the fabric pumpkins from last year .... remember those?
|Fabric Jack-O-Lantern and Pumpkins
Fancy joining in this month and having a go? If you do then please post to the Across the Pond Flickr group so Susie, Amy and I can swoon at your wonderful creations.
Until next time ...................