Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stashbusting Remnant Rag Wreath

One of my favorite projects was the Valentine's Wreath from back in January. I've wanted to make another, something we could keep up year round. This is what I came up with:


The perfect part of this project - I just raided my remnant stash to complete it - the only thing I had to buy, was the wreath form. Even the glue was from past projects - I broke into Bug's last year schools supplies to find 3 containers of white glue that were almost empty.

Here are the supplies:



  • Fabric scraps
  • Styrofoam wreath form
  • White glue
  • Stick
  • Scissors
Step 1 - Grab all your scraps of fabric and cut them into strips that are roughly 1 inch wide by 4-5" long. This is a bit different than what I did with the first, I used squares with the first 



Step 2 - Take the fabric and fold it over the end of a stick or pencil. Then dip it into the glue and poke it into the wreath form.



Then repeat over and over and over again...


Just keep jamming those scraps into the wreath. 


Once you have the front of the wreath covered you can move to the sides. 


And then you've got a finished wreath. 


Really - this is very easy, and while there is fabric involved, there is no sewing. So it is a really simple way to bring the texture of fabric into your home without having to learn to sew or drag your sewing machine out if you already know. 


I might add some orange strips of fabric to make it a little more fall-ish, without using the glue so that I can pluck them out when we move onto winter. 




12 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love that you can use it year-round.

    Thanks for sharing your creativity in the DIY Show Off Project Parade. ;)

    Roeshel

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  2. This is so creative and looks great! I love the texture it brings to the room, too. I've got tons of fabric scraps, this would be a fun project to keep me busy one evening. Thanks for the directions.
    xo
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  3. So creative love it and you can change it up each season, I can just see little skeletons hangn' from it for halloween.thanks 4 sharing.
    ~Jo

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  4. Love this wreath. Especially the colors. Thanks for commenting on my craft studio. We just finished it and I am really excited to get in there and craft.
    P.s. I am now a follower of your blog.

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  5. love the rag wreath! come on over and link up to MMM :)

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  6. Very pretty! It turned out fabulously.

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  7. It turned out great!!!

    I did one recently that I adore! It's been one of my favorite projects to date...and fun to make! :)

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  8. I love that wreath! I'm inspired to try it :) Thanks!

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  9. hi maggie,
    great idea:)).....
    greeting from croatia:))....
    M.....

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  10. This is a super cute project. I think I may have to try it out! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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