Firecracker Rag Wreath

My Firecracker Rag Wreath is sure to add a little “POP” to your Fourth of July decor!  I had seen rag wreaths before on Pinterest, but never attempted one myself.  I am so glad I did!  This Firecracker Rag Wreath was fun to make!
I found an awesome tutorial at Sassy Sanctuary to create this look!  Truth be told, this was pretty time intensive.  I spent about two hours double knotting all these strips of fabric to the wire floral ring.
The firecrackers were inspired by Mrs. Stewart herself!  Martha had these cute firecracker candy favors and I knew I wanted to incorporate them into my Fourth of July decor.  {I adapted her tutorial to fit the wreath.}
Here’s what you need:
White tissue paper
Empty toilet paper rolls
Spray adhesive
Martha’s printable (to use a template)
Scrapbook paper (of your choosing)
Baker’s twine
Hot glue gun

I started by cutting out Martha’s printable and tracing it on the back of my scrapbook paper and set aside.

Take a piece of white tissue paper and spray it with the spray adhesive.

Roll of the toilet paper roll.

Twist the tissue paper on one end of the roll and secure with baker’s twine.

Stuff the other end into the roll.

Take the rectangular shaped piece of scrapbook paper that you cut out and spray the back with the spray adhesive.  Roll the scrapbook paper around it just as you did with the tissue paper.

Set aside.  Take the other piece you cut out and bring the sides together to make a cone.

 Apply hot glue around the rim of the end that is stuffed and attach the cone.

These were so easy to make and I love how they make the wreath “pop”!

Firecracker Rag Wreath via #wreath #fourthofjuly

To complete the wreath, I painted some wooden stars and hot glued them to the baker’s twine.

Firecracker Rag Wreath via #wreath #fourthofjuly
Firecracker Rag Wreath via #wreath #fourthofjuly
Firecracker Rag Wreath via #wreath #fourthofjuly
I adore this wreath!  Even the hubs said it was his favorite thus far!
Do you decorate for the Fourth of July?
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About the author

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. Author: Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide! Google


  1. I love it! So cute!!

  2. Jill, this is awesome! I love wreaths and this is a festive one!

  3. Ok, another awesome project! I hope you’ll add this one to my Patriotic Project Parade! Great job.

  4. I totally love this! I’ve never made a wreath, but I’m totally pinning this in case I ever decide to start. =)

  5. Hi Jill, here from the GFC hop and now following! I love your wreath it turned out so pretty. Hugs, Tanya :)

  6. Yes, I can see how this would be time intensive, tying so many knots. But gosh darn it, it’s cute, with the firecrackers and all. Worth it!

  7. Simply adorable! Love it

  8. Absolutely LOVE this wreath! Found you on Lil Luna.

  9. New follower courtesty of blog hop.
    hope you will hop by and do the same.

  10. What a great craft! This is so cute and clever…you did a great job!

  11. Love the look of a rag wreath for the 4th!

    Stopping by from Ginger Snap Crafts. :)

    PS – I am hosting a giveaway and would love for you to stop by and enter:

  12. That is so cute!! I found you via the GFC blog hop. I’m happier to be your newest follower! I would love for you to follow me back at :)

  13. Oh, so smart and fun and smart and fun… =)

    Visiting and following ya from the hop. If you’d like we’re linking up with friends today in the most simply easy way. Come join us. =)


  14. Hi Jill! I found this wonderful wreath at Not JUST A Housewife’s Show Me What Ya Got party. I love it and can’t wait to get started on one for me. I think the addition of the rockets is brilliant. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I LOVE it! So cute!!

  16. I love this! I saw firecrackers like this and was going to make some to put on my mantel and now I’ll have to make some for a wreath too! Found you on Two Sasters.

  17. I love it! I’m pinning this..:) Thanks for linking up at Friday fun party. Have a great weekend!

  18. I love the firecrackers! This just might be my favorite 4th of July wreath ever!

  19. Okay, I love this, but nobody would get those firecrackers off of my wreath!

  20. Adorable! And easy too. I’m looking for some crafts to bring when I visit my girlfriend as she is recovering from a mastectomy…she will love this!

  21. Just stopping by to let you know I’ve featured this in a fun 4th of July round up on Thanks for the great idea!

  22. So cute! I love the firecrackers. Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

  23. I love this, Jill! Thanks for sharing with us at Toot Your Horn Tuesday. I’ve featured it from last weeks party. Feel free to come by and grab your feature button!

  24. Featuring you on Thursday at Bacon Time!

  25. Such a great idea!! I am featuring you at our party tomorrow morning. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

  26. So fun! I’d love for you to link this post to my weekly meme Seasonal Sundays. It’s right on target.

    - The Tablescaper

  27. Thanks so much for sharing at Fabulous Friday. You were the most viewed link. I’m featuring you!

  28. thanks for sharing.


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