I've been wanting to make a rag wreath since last fall, when I really starting following all of these crafty blogs. So I got out my fabric scrap bin, and was amazed at how much green fabric I had left over from all the purses I made last summer - Green is my favorite color, but I didn't realize I had used so much of it when making all those purses. Since St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner - Green was the perfect color.
I used a wire hanger that I shaped into a circle for the wreath form. It ended up being about a 12" diameter.
I think there are about 15 different patterns - only one being a solid.
I love the combination of all the different shades - from kelly to olive to chartruese, and everything in between.
I Love it and think it looks really good on my newly painted front door.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
2012 Update: A little tutorial - like stated above, I used a wire hanger for the form. I snipped off the hook part of the hanger and then using pliers, I straightened it the best I could and then shaped it into a 12" diameter circle. I then held the ends together with duct tape.
The fabric strips are 1" x 6", which I cut with a rotary tool. Then I tied them all to the wire. There are probably 150 strips. I have no idea how much fabric I used because it was all scrap.
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