How To Make A Fabric Rag Wreath in 2 Easy Steps

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In this beginner level tutorial, I will teach you how to make a rag wreath using scrap pieces of fabric cut into strips! All you need is 2 yards of fabric, a wire wreath form and a pair of scissors! Change out the colors of the fabric strips used to make a holiday themed wreath anytime of year!

Easy step by step instructions with pictures to create your own DIY Rag Wreath for under $10 from scrap material and a wire wreath form!

How To Make A Rag Wreath From Fabric Strips

Wreaths make my heart sing! I literally have an addiction for wreaths! My door is never bare nor are the walls or doors inside of my house. Wreaths make everything feel so homey and warm … and can be such a classy way to decorate for the different holidays or seasons!

Lately I have been loving the whole shabby chic farm style look. One night while laying in bed and dreaming up dozens of DIY projects I envisioned a rustic barn door with a rag wreath placed in the middle. So, like all DIY addicts do, the next day I got busy! I built the DIY barn door in under $10 and 30 minutes and then crafted the rag wreath!

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Make a fabric rag wreath in 2 steps. Cut two yards of fabric into 6-8" strips and tie around the rungs of a wire wreath form.

The wreath was sooo easy to make and cost less than $6! That is definitely my kind of project! Let me show you how to make your own! You need to crafting experience to make this. I promise, it’s so simple!

Rag Wreath Supplies

1- 20″ wire wreath form like THIS  (I bought at Hobby Lobby for $2.99)

1- 16″ wire wreath form like THIS (I bought at Hobby Lobby for ($2.49)

4- twisty ties

2 yards fabric – I used Osnaburg fabric aka Muslin fabric like THIS in plain and Ikat (I bought at Hobby Lobby)

fabric scissors

What Kind of Fabric Do You Use For A Rag Wreath?

Lightweight to medium weight cotton, muslin or quilting fabric works best for rag wreaths. The key to making a successful rag wreath is to use a fabric that is lightweight enough to easily tie in a knot around the wire of the metal wreath form.

What Kind of Fabric Do You Use For A Rag Wreath?

How Much Fabric Do You Need For A Rag Wreath?

The amount of fabric needed for a rag wreath will depend on how full you want your wreath to appear and how large of a wire wreath form you are using.

For my wreath, which I made very full, I used 2 yards of fabric.

What Size Strips for a Rag Wreath?

Cut fabric into strips – the length and width is up to you. I chose to to make mine about 8″ long and 1″ wide. If you prefer to make your strips shorter, do not cut any less than 6″ long.

What Size Strips for a Rag Wreath? Cut fabric into strips - the length and width is up to you. I chose to to make mine about 8" long and 1" wide. If you prefer to make your strips shorter, do not cut any less than 6" long.

How Do You Make A Wreath Look Fuller?

Lay your smaller wreath form inside of your large wreath form and use twisty ties to secure together

How Do You Make A Wreath Look Fuller?

How To Make A Fabric Rag Wreath – In 2 Easy Steps!

  1. Cut 2 yards of fabric into 1″ wide by 8″ long strips
  2. Begin tying fabric around the rungs of the wire wreath form

Start by tying the fabric (one knot, not double knot) to the wreath form. Work in sections and do not fill too tight…mostly because you may run out of fabric. You can always come back and fill in with more ties once the wreath is completed.

tie the stip of fabric around one metal wire wreath form rung. Repeat until the entire wreath form is full of knotted pieces of fabric to create a beautiful farmhouse shabby chic fabric rag wreath

tie the stip of fabric around one metal wire wreath form rung. Repeat until the entire wreath form is full of knotted pieces of fabric to create a beautiful farmhouse shabby chic fabric rag wreath

How To Hang A Rag Wreath

Tie a strip of fabric, about 12-14 inches in length the the back of the wreath around one of the wire rungs. This will become your hook or hanger. Attach to your door using an over the door wreath hook or a 3M hook.

Ta da! You did it!

DIY Rag Wreath Tutorial - Beginner Level Project & Costs Under $10

Like the DIY Barn Door that I hung mine on? Check out my plans to build your own door HERE! It only cost a couple of dollars!!

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Make a fabric rag wreath in 2 steps. Cut two yards of fabric into 6-8" strips and tie around the rungs of a wire wreath form.

Check out my other wreath tutorials!!

5 Comments

  1. can you hang this wreath outside?

    1. Karen Calhoun says:

      When doing a rag wreath and using the two wire wreaths hooked together and you say fill a section up at a time…do you have fill all sections up with fabric?

  2. Diane Burgess says:

    I was so inspired by your rag wreath that I made one myself. Thx you so much. I wish I include a picture of it to show you.

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