A DIY Rag Wreath is one of the most simple and easy wreaths you can ever make. This one is for Valentine’s decor.
Make A DIY Rag Wreath for any season. This pretty shabby chic Rag Wreath for Valentine’s was a quick addition to our home decor.
Fabric rag wreaths are super easy to make because you simply tie pieces of fabric onto a wreath form. You can use a wire wreath form with inner and outer rings or a styrofoam form as I do here.
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Let’s get started. It’s so exciting to make your own home decor and save the budget in the process!
Supplies and Tools used for making this DIY Valentine’s Rag Wreath
- One 10″-12″ Styrofoam wreath (Dollar Tree)
- 3/4 yard patterned fabric (I prefer cotton fabric)
- 1/2 yard contrasting fabric
- One piece of red floral wire (Dollar Tree)
I purchased my fabric from the bolt but you could also use fat quarters. There are so many to choose from in lots of really pretty patterns with matching contrasting patterns available as well.
I fell in love with this pretty red and pink plaid cotton fabric when I first laid eyes on it! What a perfectly affordable way to make an addition to our Valentine’s home decor! No sewing involved!
Fabric Rag Wreath Tutorial
Begin by cutting your fabric strips. If you have a cutting mat and rotary cutter, it makes the process go quicker.
I used a ruler to create the template for my rag pieces. The strips of cloth are 12″ long and the width of the ruler. Mark them off using the pencil and ruler as shown and cut.
If you want a shabby chic look, leave the loose threads hanging. If you want a neater look, I suggest cutting your fabric with pinking shears.
Next, I cut one long wide strip of the red fabric to wrap the styrofoam wreath form. If you plan to hang your wreath on a mirror, you will want the backside to be pretty too so don’t skip this step.
Now it is time to begin tying on the strips of fabric you cut out. Tie each strip around the wreath using a double knot. I wanted my Rag Wreath to look really full so I used a lot of strips and tied them close even overlapping them.
My contrasting solid red fabric is placed in every 8th spot. I fell in love with that pretty pink and red plaid!
Make the Hanger
Cut one long piece of fabric for the hanger. Lay this aside until you have made the wire heart that will hang from it.
Now your DIY Valentine’s Rag Wreath is complete but I decided to add a little wire heart to hang in the center so scroll down for how that is made.
Make the Hanging Heart
Using wire cutters, cut a piece of the red floral wire which is available at the Dollar Tree.
Shape the wire into a heart and set it aside. This wire is very pliable so this step is really easy.
Cut another long piece of the floral wire to become the hanger for the heart. The length depends on how low you want your heart to hang and what type of wreath form you used.
Now shape this piece of floral wire into a loop. Slide the heart into the loop and pinch the loop closed.
Hang the heart on the cloth strip hanger and tie the end of the hanger strip into a good double knot.
Your new DIY Valentine’s Rag Wreath is ready to hang.
What kind of fabric to use for a Rag Wreath
Cotton fabrics are the best and they offer a wide selection at the fabric store in solid colors and prints. Cheap fabrics are perfect for making rag wreaths.
Rag wreaths are a great way to use up scrap fabric and make affordable seasonal decor for your home.
You can even use old cotton sheets or tablecloths for these. Do you have some flannel shirts to get rid of? Use those.
Go through your fabric stash and mix and match the colors and patterns to make your own rag wreath.
This is the perfect project to finish while watching TV one evening. Once you begin to tie on the fabric strips, it goes pretty quick.
More Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Make A Valentine’s Cone Tree using pretty tissue paper for a centerpiece