Rag Wreath

It's summertime & the bright colors are ABUNDANT! I am so inspired to liven things up around my home this time of year & what better way to say "hello" than to add a funky & fresh wreath to the front door! This is such a simple project–one that you can do as long as you know how to tie a knot! I completed this wreath over the course of three meals…as I watched my daughter eat. We chit chatted & I tied knot after knot, after knot. So easy! All you need is a wire wreath form ($3, Michaels), a bunch of fabric scraps, a scissors & the ability to tie knots.     I first found the idea during Kelly Moore's awesome 12 days of DIY series. Then Julie of ZozoBugBaby had a box o' scraps sale (I purchased one!) and well…this is what happened:

This is made out of about 95% Zozo scraps & I needed a bit extra to fill in the gaps & make the flower & leaves. I also learned that it goes faster if you use longer strips–like 1 or 2 x 5ish inches. I made the mistake of starting with strips too small & it was taking forever! So make them a little longer than you think. You can always trim.

I made the flower out of a long ruffled strip, like I showed you how to sew here & how to make into flowers here. :)

I kind of don't want to hang it outside…it's too cute! 😉 Happy summer! & you could totally do this with seasonal fabrics/colors for a fun holiday project for the front door! Halloween…Thanksgiving…Valentine's Day…ooh. So many ideas!

Post by shawna of styleberryBLOG.com

Despite days full of washing diapers & messy fun, Shawna is determined to make mommyhood a stylish adventure. Married to the military & mother to one feisty girl & a snuggly little guy, she is a passionate DIYer & loves sharing how to make the complicated simple. Shawna talks creativity, style, food, decorating, green-chic living & mommyhood at styleberryBLOG, a daily-ish dose of something fab.

  • http://twenty-something-sherbet.blogspot.com/ Rachael

    That is so so pretty and what a great way to recycle some old material!

  • Ashley

    Did you use the large scrap bag from ZozoBugBaby or the small one?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/dolls Tansy Dolls

    I love this use of scrap fabric! So bright and cheery! I need to make one for my daughter’s bedroom door! ~Cheers!~ Robin