Monday, January 20, 2014

Valentine Rag Wreath!


I wanted something for my front door and I thought it would be fun to try a rag wreath. I bought a wire frame from the craft store, half price with a coupon, so well worth getting one. If  you want you can also use an old coat hanger and bend it into a heart shape.

I used some thrift material that I was thought would work nice in a craft project and it was perfect for this. I snipped the cloth into 1" strips and tearing it, since they were long yardage. Then I used scissors and cut that into 6" strips for the ties. The frame has 3 sections, two in the back and the middle is slightly higher, so you want to start with the back two rows and then do the top section last. You can add less strips to the inner section since the two outer rows fill most of the wreath, but you do need a few on the inner to fill in, so the wire doesn't show.

This is a 12" wreath, I had wanted a larger one for the door so I might just keep this one inside. I made up a little heart with some scraps and added that by making a tie and tying it to the middle piece. A fun project to do, works up quickly and a good way to use up scraps.

I wanted to show off the wreath, so I used a little photoshop magic to make a new background.


This is the fabric, I used. It is a nice soft material so it gives a nice raggedy look. If you would like a tutorial with photos, you can find one Here.


18 comments:

Joanne Lendaro said...

Too cute! You may just start a new trend. Will you post it on pinterest?

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sweet. Perfect For Valentine's Day!
Hugs ;)
Lauren

Julie Fukuda said...

What a cleaver idea! (and a welcoming one too).

moosecraft said...

Beautiful! The fabric you chose even looks soft! Get ready for some more snow!

hungryhippie said...

Lovely!

Jacque. said...

Looks wonderful, Debbie!

acorn hollow said...

you will have the cutest door in the neighborhood.
Cathy

Lori said...

Very cute!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Such a cute wreath and perfect for Valentine's Day. Your vintage heart quilt looks great, too!

Chris said...

That looks great!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Hugs, Ulla

Soggibottom said...

What a fantastic idea. But then, that's what you find here, fantastic things :-) It's really lovely :-) x x

Anna said...

it turned out fantastic!!! I need to make some Valentine fun!

Carrie P. said...

Very cute! It has been a long time since I have seen one of those wreaths. I made one years and years ago. I don't have it any more though

Raymond Homestead said...

Very pretty!

Gail said...

That is so pretty. love the color and fabric.

Gail :)

Karen said...

A raggy heart. So good looking. I wonder if the local craft store here as the heart shape frames. I can't see myself bending a coat hanger that would actually end up looking like a heart.

Linda said...

I love this!!!! So prim and perfect for Valentine's day...really anytime though!