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How to Make a Simple Rag Wreath from Scraps

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Make your own rag wreath for fall (or any season) using an embroidery hoop and a few scraps of fabric! Just swap out the fabric colors or patterns to create a new look for each season, occasion or holiday!


So, this definitely isn’t the fanciest wreath ever. Nor is it the most complicated project I’ve ever done. But as I’ve said many times before, the simplest projects are often the best! Plus, this simple DIY rag wreath can be made from scraps and bits you likely already have lying around in your craft stash! 

beige rag wreath propped on chair

How to Make a Simple Rag Wreath from Scraps

The tutorial couldn’t be any simpler. Seriously. Like 1, 2, 3. If you can use scissors safely and tie a knot, you’re good to go. Plus, it gets bonus points for being cheap. Especially if you have scrap fabric and an embroidery hoop already!

Home Made Lovely Rag Wreath for Blog Hop

Embroidery Hoop Rag Wreath Supplies Home Made Lovely

Supplies

Instructions

1. Cut or tear many, many strips of fabric to about 1/2″ x 4″. Like a lot of strips. More than you think you’ll need. Like a thousand times more. ‘Cause you’ll need them all. Maybe watch TV or listen to a podcast or something while you do this to avoid complete, mind-numbing boredom. I promise, it will be worth it. 

scrap fabric

2. Tie strips of fabric one at a time in a single knot around embroidery hoop. You can use either both parts or just one of the hoops to make the wreath, either is fine. 

tie rags

3. Repeat – and repeat and repeat – until wreath is nice and full. Probably watch TV or something for this part too. It takes a little while. 

tying fabric to wreath

finished rag wreath

Clean up all the strings, hang and enjoy!

Note: You can use any size embroidery hoop, just adjust your fabric strip length and quantity to ensure wreath-full-ness. (Wreath-full-ness is totally a thing.)

rag wreath

Then you can hang your wreath on a door, a cabinet, a door knob or even just prop it up somewhere. A chair probably isn’t the best place for it though. Someone may sit on it and get splinters in their bum. 

Home Made Lovely Rag Wreath for Blog Hop

Such a simple little wreath that’s perfect for fall, winter, summer or spring. Pretty much any time of year. 

Do you like making your own wreaths?

xo,
Shannon


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Cotton Bud Fall Wreath From PMQ For Two

Kitchen Wreath from Personally Andrea

Copper Pot Scrubber Wreath From Life Is A Party

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Wistful Wheat Wreath From Sustain Your Craft Habit

Feathers & Foliage DIY Fall Wreath From New House New Home

DIY Foraged Fall Wreath From The DIY Mommy

Monogram Succulent Wreath From Fynes Designs

Rustic Fall Box Wreath From Echoes of Laughter

Nature Inspired Fall Wreath From Vinโ€™yet Etc.

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Comments

  1. Thea says

    Sometimes it is nice just to make something that isn’t complicated and yet creates a wonderful piece to enjoy. This is certainly the case with your embroidery hoop rag wreath. It is simple but simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Pia says

    Shannon
    I made this exact wreath a couple of years ago, however I used white plastic bags instead of rags. I have to say . . . . I was pretty happy with the outcome.
    As always – your crafty tute is inspiring and easy to follow.
    <3
    Pia

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