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.



    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says

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

  1. 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!

      • Kathleen says

        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.

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says

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

  2. Cassie says

    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.

    • 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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