Stars and Stripes Rag Wreath

A couple of weeks ago, I fell in LOVE with the Riley Blake Stars and Stripes fabric line.  {I may or may not have a slight fabric addiction. hee hee}  The down home Americana feel to the patterns and patriotic red, white and blue scream summer and 4th of July!  My Firecracker Rag Wreath from last 4th of July was a huge hit and I wanted to do something similar but with an updated feel.  I have a super easy tutorial for creating YOUR own Stars and Stripes Rag Wreath!

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Wanna make your own Stars and Stripes Rag Wreath?

Here’s what you need:

Riley Blake Stars and Stripes Fat Quarter Bundle

Cutting mat

Acrylic Ruler

Rotary cutter

Wire wreath form

Painted wooden letters {optional}

Start by cutting your fabric into 6 inch x 1 inch strips.  Turn each fat quarter length wise on your cutting mat, cutting into 6 inch strips.  Then stack the 6 inch strips on top of each other and lay horizontally on your cutting mat.  Cut 1 inch strips from that stack of fabric.  Repeat process with all fabrics in the bundle.

Throw all of the strips into a plastic grocery bag for ease.  Begin tying the strips to your wreath form.  I started with the inner ring and worked to the outer ring.  I also had a pattern in my head to keep it organized and even but to give it a “random” look.


rag wreath up close

Continue this process until the wreath is full.  Throw a movie in the DVD player and start tying those strips on.  It took me the whole movie to complete.

rag wreath wip

Once the wreath is finished, I hot glued my painted wooden letters to the wreath.

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Stars and Stripes Rag Wreath via for TRR #4thofjuly #wreath #ragwreath #fabric

There is something about a rag wreath that screams homemade and looks very country shabby chic!

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A huge thanks to The Ribbon Retreat for the awesome Riley Blake fabric!!

Are you done with your 4th of July decorating?


I received free product from the Ribbon Retreat for the purposes of creating this wreath.  See full disclosure here.

About Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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!


  1. This is too cute! Love it and pinning! :)

  2. Crystal says:

    I love the wreath!! I love the fabric patterns! Love it!! Pinning it!!

  3. I love this wreath! The fabrics you chose are the cutest I have ever seen in a “rag wreath”.
    I would love it if you would link up at our Make Along Monday link party!

  4. Your wreath is so cute! Would love it if you came by and shared it at One More Time Events… Hope to see you there! Hugs Tammy

  5. Sweet wreath! I’m so tied up with the remodel that I haven’t had time to even think about crafting a July 4th wreath! have a safe and happy holiday!

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

      Can’t wait to see how the remodel turns out, JoAnn! Thanks for stopping by! =)

  6. Kathleen says:

    How many yards of material do I need. I am not a quilter so I don’t know how much was in the fat quarter bundle.
    Thanks, I love your wreath.

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

      About 2 yards depending on the size of your wreath form. A fat quarter is a quarter of a yard. Most fabric stores will sell it by the fat quarter (about $1-2 each). Hope that helps!

      • Thank you so very much. I made a 4th of July test wreath this week and it is adorable. I was looking for an easy craft to do with the ladies from my church, this is definitely it.
        Live your wreath and appreciate your help.

  7. jennifer bouldin says:

    Did you tie a single know or a double know?

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

      Single knot! It really does go by quickly once you have the scraps cut! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. I am going to do this for my daughter’s room in purples, pinks, and blues. I had made a rag rug like this but she threw up on it once and I tried to wash it. Big mistake. This is a good way to use the leftovers in a way nothing will get ruined.

  9. Did you tie them on in a multiple stack or 1 by 1?

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

      One at a time, Karen! It sounds like it would take a long time but it doesn’t. Goes by quick once you get a rhythm down!


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