Whip up this easy Halloween Rag Wreath to greet your trick or treaters!
I know it’s sacrilegious to post about Halloween before September but I’ve always been a bit of a rebel. We were watching back to back baseball games the other night and I thought this would give me something to do in the meantime.
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Make your own Halloween Rag Wreath!
Wire wreath form (the small one)
Halloween fabric in fat quarters (5 different coordinating colors)
Rotary cutter, mat, and acrylic ruler
BOO letters and black paint
Start by painting your letters so they can be drying as you are cutting and tying fabric. Confession: I didn’t feel like driving into Michaels to get wooden letters but they had these burlap covered letters at Wal-mart. I grabbed BOO and took them home to spray paint black.
The fabric line I used for this project is Boo Crew by Maude Asbury for Blend Fabrics. I found it at my favorite online fabric store, Fat Quarter Shop.
Begin by cutting your fat quarters into 1 inch x 6 inch pieces.
Place your fabric strips in a leftover plastic grocery bag and grab your wire wreath form.
Assembling your wreath
Now put on your favorite movie or sporting event and get to tying. In my head I come up with my own pattern order for each wire row. For instance, I will use fabric A, B, C, D, then E. On the next row, I will use E, C, A, B, and D. It’s easiest to start from the middle and work out. Start tying along the inside ring repeating the fabric pattern all the way around the wreath form.
It’s a messy process because you will have frayed fabric all over but the end product is totally worth it. Continue the same process on each of the other rings of wire. Just change up the fabric order a little for each ring.
Once you’ve finished tying all of the fabric on your wreath form, grab your letters and hot glue onto the fabric.
Isn’t that adorable?!
I’m kind of a Halloween purist, meaning I LOVE to decorate in classic orange and black. I will throw in an accent color but you will rarely see me swap the colors out completely. I just love how this turned out!
This is a great project for kids! Cut the fabric for the younger ones but let them practice tying as they make their own Halloween Rag Wreath!
Check out some of my other Halloween wreaths!
Canning Lid and Washi Tape Halloween Wreath
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