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One of the most simple and easy wreaths you can ever make is a Rag Wreath. This pretty shabby chic Valentine Rag Wreath was a quick addition to our home decor.
Learning to make your own wreaths will save you lots of money on home decor plus you get to be your own designer! I fell in love with this pretty red and pink plaid fabric when I first laid eyes on it! What a perfect affordable way to make an addition to our Valentine’s home decor! No sewing involved!
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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
- 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.
How To Make A Valentine’s Rag Wreath
Begin by cutting your fabric strips.
I used a ruler to create the template for my rag pieces. Each pieces is 12″ long and the width of the ruler. Mark them off using the pencil and ruler as shown and cut.
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 back side 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 which 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.
Making 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 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. 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 the cloth strip hanger and tie the end of the hanger strip into a good double knot. Your wreath is ready to hang.
Your new DIY Valentine’s Rag Wreath is ready to hang.