Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ST. PATTY'S RAG WREATH

So this past Saturday, I was ITCHING to do something crafty. I was actually having crafting withdrawls... I hadn't made something in such a LONG TIME. However, I didn't feel like going out to buy any supplies I might need to make something, so I had to work with what I had.

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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41 comments:

Krystal said...

LOVE IT!!! I love rag wreaths but this one is particularly cute. Great job!

Marie C. said...

This is such a good idea! I saw your post on "A Glimpse Inside" and now I'm a follower of your blog!

http://educatorssoliloquy.blogspot.com

La-Dee-da crafter said...

Wow, you have great scraps laying around. So cute!!! Saw you in Glimpse inside party. Love it!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Love it! So cute and perfect for St. Patty's day!
Thanks for linking up!
PS- Love the new blog design! :)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

This turned out lovely. I love all the shades of green, and that you repurposed a wire hanger.

Very welcoming!

Visiting via the weekend wrap up.

M* {Daydream Believers} said...

SO cute! :) Nice work!

Chelsea {twotwentyone} said...

This is too cute! I love it!

{visiting from tatertots & jello}

Jerri said...

Your wreath is beautiful. I love all the different patterns!

Terry said...

Very pretty! The variations of green truly make this gorgeous! You did a fantastic job!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I have always loved rag wreaths. And yours is so fabulous in green! :)

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

This is so cute. I'd love for you to link up to my brand new linky party @ myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

Your newest follower, Jessica

Lindsey said...

This is too cute! I want to re-create it!!! Great idea!

M* {Daydream Believers} said...

...just another quick comment! :) I wanted to let you know I featured your project on my blog - here's the link to the post http://www.daydreambelievers.net/2011/02/feelin-lucky-great-ideas-for-st.html

Jill said...

Cute! I'm featuring this over at womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

Jill

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

This wreath is so cute! I hope you'll link it up at I Heart Nap Time.

Wanda said...

I love it! Perfect colors! Cute, Cute!
Great Job! Wanda

Paula said...

Very cute! This will look great on your door all of spring.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This looks great! I love these rag wreaths.
http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

Julie Anne said...

I love that I can make this with a plain old wire hanger... just wish I had scraps of green!!

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

Loved this so much I featured it...please stop by, check it out, and grab my button.

Jessica
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Megan said...

so cute. I think this is the prettiest st patty's wreath out there.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Simply Bungalow said...

Love this. It's so fun!
~Heidi

Kelsey said...

I love your rag wreat! I've made some myself - but this one is super cute for St. Patrick's Day! I'd love to feature it on my new blog if you are interested www.everyday-is-a-celebration.blogspot.com

Kelsey :)
k.sapp87(@)gmail(dot)com

The Alexanders said...

This is adorable!!!

*Jamie* said...

Love this! I just made my first rag wreath yesterday!

http://jamieslifeinetowah.blogspot.com/

meech said...

Hi, I just came across your blog. This is such a cute idea! I love it. I was wondering... how long and wide did you make each piece of fabric? I don't think i'll have time to make one before st. patty's day this week, but hopefully for some other holiday this year. Thanks for sharing!

Jamie @ Sew Rockin' said...

Love this! I have bits and pieces of a yellow and burlap fabric wreath all over my craft room that I have been working on for a month now...lol.

You have such great projects! I am following you now :)

Kelly's krafts said...

I want to make one! Is it just fabric knotted around a wreath?

Jamie said...

Hello, I love this fabric strip wreath you have made for St. Patrick's Day! The different shades blend together so well and it looks great! I hope it's okay, I featured your pretty green wreath in a St. Patrick's Day crafts round-up hub here:

http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/St-Patricks-Day-Craft-Tutorials-and-DIY-Home-Decor-Round-Up

Thank you so much for sharing!

CandiceK said...

I actually would like to know what shade you painted your front door! I love the color!

kstoneking said...

I made my own version of this after being inspired by yours! I wired together three round, plastic plant supports (you know...the kind that come with spring bulbs) so they would look like a shamrock. Then, I tied my fabric scraps to them. I did have to buy the fabric (1 yd. ea. of 3 coordinating fabrics). But I could probably make 2-3 more wreaths from those 3 yds. Therefore, this project cost me a total of about $5!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

I love rag wreathes! This turned out great. I hope you will link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/st-pattys-day-project-parade-linky.html

K.Thomas said...

What paint color is the door? We are getting ready to paint ours and I love this color! Thanks so much!

Kristol Faucheux said...

K. Thomas... that paint color for the door was a custom color made to match our deck stain, which I have no idea what color that was. Thanks for liking it, but sorry I can't help you.

Lauren said...

This is adorable! My mom used to do this with elastic hair rubber bands and fabric to make cute scrunchies!

Lauren @momhomeguide said...

Your wreath is really cute! I will have to try making one.

Bobbie S said...

Your wreath is adorable! I shared it on my blog today if you want to check it out go to http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com/2013/03/10-must-do-st-patricks-day-crafts-for.html

Natasha Hoover said...

So cool! I've never even heard of a rag wreath before, but this is really pretty. I'm linking it up in a blog post tomorrow at http://www.diaryofaplagueyear.com

Thanks for having such a cool post to share!

D Cunningham said...

absolutely love your Green Wreath! However, as an Irishwoman I must correct you - no one, not one single person, ever, would say St "Patty's" day!!!!!! Theres no such a thing!!!!!

Cathy Compeau said...

Hi,
Just wanted to let you know I am sharing your wonderful post in my 100 Something Green St. Patricks Day RoundUp http://wp.me/p466oG-11f with a link back to your original post plus pinned to my St. Patricks Day Board! Have a terrific weekend!
Cathy from APeekIntoMyParadise.com

Cathy Compeau said...

Hi,
Just wanted to let you know I am sharing your wonderful post in my 100 Something Green St. Patricks Day RoundUp http://wp.me/p466oG-11f with a link back to your original post plus pinned to my St. Patricks Day Board! Have a terrific weekend!
Cathy from APeekIntoMyParadise.com

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