Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Rag Wreath

So do you remember that rag wreath I featured from A Little Bit of Everything a couple of weeks ago?  Well the other day I was in Hancock Fabrics and they had all their holiday fabric 40% off.  That sealed the deal and I set off to make my own version of the rag wreath.  Wanna see?


I think it turned out pretty cute.  Here are my two cents on how to make a rag wreath.


A.  Find some super cute holiday fabric.  I got a total of 2 yards in four different patterns and had a little left over.  You could probably get away with a yard and a half, but it would be close.  Also, the original inspiration used a metal hanger as the form but I found a wire wreath form for only $1.99 at the craft store.  Since it has four rings your wreath will turn out much fuller.  Then just cut strips of fabric, about 6" long and 1" wide, and tie in a random pattern around your ring.  I doubled knotted because I didn't want my hard work to come undone.

B. Take a piece of ribbon and tie a loop about the top of your wreath to hang it from.  I tied it around the second ring.

C. Next I made a bow to attach to the loop.  I made two simple bows, one larger then the other, and then hot glued the two together.  Take a small piece of ribbon and wrap that around the middle to finish the look. (D)

E.  Glue the bow to the loop.

F.  I wanted to attach the word "BOO" but the craft store was out of "b" so I went with "EEK."  I painted them green and then topped it with sparkly silver paint.

G.  Attaching the letters to the wreath ended up being a little more tricky.  I ended up hot gluing a opened bobbi pin to the back of the letter. (Glue it at the top, not the middle like in the picture.) Make a small hook in the end of the pin.

H. Use that hook to hot glue the letter to the back of the wreath.  I also had to add a few drops of hot glue to a couple fabric pieces to keep the letters where I wanted them.

And your done, just hang and enjoy!


I love it!

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37 comments:

Searle said...

SOO cute Krystal!! I love it and I'm going to do one for sure. I also LOVE your scumptious sunday recipes. Such a good idea and I love getting new recipes. Great website!

MessyMissy said...

LOVE IT!!!! What a great wreath. The collections of colors is so vibrant. And, the lettering is perfect!

Courtney said...

I love this!! I just got some of those same letters and glitter paint to make a Boo Picture Frame! but it looks so good on your wreath!

Erin said...

Adorable!! I've been wanting to do one for Halloween...but I'm too cheap to spring for the fabric. LOL

Allie said...

Love It! Love It! Want It!
Allie

Jessica said...

That is adorable!! And I like EEK even better because it's less common than BOO!!
:)
Jessica
http://craftily-ever-after.blogspot.com

claudia b said...

This is really beautiful, I've been looking for a wreath to make and I've found it at your blog!

Kristol Faucheux said...

L.O.V.E. :)

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

I love a rag wreath and this one is adorable! The "eek" really makes it so special!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute! I'm lovin' your polka dot fabric and the EEK is just the perfect touch!

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Very cute! I love your mix of colors in your fabric, nice job!

Letti said...

This wreath is adorable.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This turned out really nice, Krystal! I have a wreath to use, different from yours, but I have it so I may try it. I also have extra Halloween fabric that I bought to make trick or treat sacks, so I have the fabric, too. Looks like I have a Sunday afternoon project! : )

Jami said...

Adorable wreath!
smiles!

lnowak said...

This is really cute...I have been a crafter for almost 20 yrs, and years ago, I remember doing something similar for Christmas. I have to say, this Halloween one is absolutely precious. Good job!

http://lnowak.blogspot.com

Lacey said...

I love this idea. What a great way to use all the Halloween fabrics that are going to be heavily discounted after Halloween. that's just waht I'll be doing.

Sandy Ang said...

Great fun !

Jacinda Cote said...

LOVE this!!! Love the versatility of your blog! you've got me hooked!
I will be back for more.
check me out at www.periwinklepixies@blogspot.com

Holly said...

The colors are great and this wreath is just FUN!

Kendall Jones said...

I made one of these for Halloween and loved it! I found your site through Tatertots & Jello. You can see my version of the wreath about halfway through this post on my blog: http://kendallandkeith.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-party-decor.html

Thanks for the great idea!!

Trendy Tree - Pence Christmas Tree Farm said...

Love the Halloween Rag Wreath....going to share it in my blog with a link back to you. Keep up the inspirations work! Thanks for sharing))

Betty's Boutique said...

I thought you should know, this girl is using your pictures. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nataschas-Silky-Creations/119874228107813?sk=info

LeighAnn said...

I love this and want to do it soon!

LeighAnn said...

Hi! I used your tutorial to make my own college wreath. I posted it here -http://jamesandleighann.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-entryway.html

Lindsay @ Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

The is the cutest Halloween wreath I have seen! Great job!
I also wanted to let you know I featured it on my blog today. Feel free to grab a button :)
http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/2011/09/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff_25.html

Vanessa said...

Love it!!! So cute! Do you think it would look as cute with ribbon instead of fabric? I've got some ribbon I'd like to use. I know it won't have that cute frayed look.

Jaimee said...

I love this raggy wreath!! I'm including this in a Halloween Wreath round-up post that I'm preparing for October : )
Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

Alysa said...

That is so cute! I have the letters for BOO and was wondering what to do with them. Thanks for the instructions!

Kara @ Nest Candy said...

I love this! I am featuring your wreath on my Halloween Favorites posts. http://www.nestcandy.com/2011/10/halloween-favorites.html

Kendra said...

question! What size form did you use?

Joseph said...

Are you giving holiday cards?
Gift Card printing
Scratch Cards
Plastic Business Cards

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

an etsy seller has taken your pic and trying to sell your wreath. http://www.etsy.com/listing/104085984/eek-wreath :(

Heidi Crowl said...

How do you stop the fraying of the fabric? Trying to make one and its turning into a stringy mess! :/

Susie Buetow said...

Congrats! You are being featured in our Top 10 Halloween Wreath post! Stop over and see your feature. Feel free to grab the image and use it as a button that you were featured!

We love all your crafty ideas!
http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/09/29/10-halloween-wreath-ideas/#

Susie @Bowdabra

notjustachick said...

YUP... fell in LOVE with your wreath, had to try it out for myself...and I think I was able to come close! (placed a link to your post)
Thanks for being so creative!!
link to my post: http://notjustachick.blogspot.ca/2012/10/pumpkin-ale-bread-spooktacular-wreath.html

Nikki said...

Love this! What size round form are you using. Im making these for gifts and just got the fabric ( 2 yards) I also got a 18" form. I think I might have gotten the wrong size.

Mishelle Banas said...

I am in the same boat...what size form? I got 18all and also wondering if too big? Help!

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