Shaggy Rag Wreath
Wreaths are the epitome of Christmas decorating, are they not? They are in my book…but I love them all year long. When I make a wreath that so honestly goes with my decor, I try to make it so that I could use it year round. This rag wreath, is one of those wreaths. It matches everything that embodies my home. I am going to show y’all how I made it, and how I made it where I can simply remove a few little pieces…and make it a wreath long usable decoration. Wouldn’t it be fabulous to be able to just “remove” what doesn’t work? I’d be “removing” so cookies off of my thighs, and some wrinkles off of my face. Well…since we can’t do that….let’s get on with this. 😀
This bad boy, cost almost NOTHING. I’ll show you why!
I didn’t have a wreath form…nor did I want one for this. The solution is simple: A wire hanger. (This just goes to show…Cybil’s mom…was just wrong when she said “NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!”) Oh dear…did that give my age away? YIKES!
You don’t even need any tools. Take the hook…bend it down…and squeeze it into a loop…that’s your hanger! Don’t worry…the strips of fabric cover it…and if they don’t…make them! 😀
I knew I wanted to use some red ticking that I bought for making Christmas crafts, but I wanted another pattern to go with it…possibly two. Here was my solution. In order to keep this inexpensive, and match to a TEE. I used the raw edges of my ticking. I didn’t even worry about the little color code circles…they don’t show at all once you get everything onto your wreath.
I used strips that are about 1 1/2″ wide by about 9″ long. I don’t remember how many yards of this fabric I bought…but I used both salvage edges, and two strips of the fabric itself, so I still have tons left to use for other fabulous farmhouse projects! 😀
I frayed the edges, because, that’s how I roll. lol and tied the strip in an alternating pattern, with a length of jute between. Then I raveled that. I cute my jute in 12″ strips, because I wanted them to dangle about and show up.
Once I got it finished, it just seemed to want something else. I really loved it…but it didn’t look “Christmas”. So I remembered I had bought these darling ornaments at Wal-Mart the other day for $1.97 each!
Now how stinkin’ cute are those?
I took the jute and tied it…not with a not…just one loop tie, so that I could remove them after Christmas, and use my rag wreath somewhere else in the house….YUP…I’m one of those. I have a wreath in almost every room of my house! I’d probably use two if I could make it work!
That’s it folks! OH…DON’T throw those strings from fraying away…not if you like my “shabby flowers“. Yeah…I do seem to have a “shabby/shaggy” theme going on around here.
I am IN LOVE!
What are you gonna make your shaggy rag wreath out of?
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