We are well and truly in the thick of the Christmas season, and as usual we as a family will be working on some Christmas craft, as much to keep the kids entertained as to give our decorations a bit of a spruce up. Somewhere in the move last year, we lost a Christmas box that held the kids wreaths. Over time all the kids had made their rag wreath and we took turns each to use a different one.
When the DIY Decorator girls got in touch to suggest a Christmas Wreath Showcase, I knew exactly what I would make, a rag wreath of course, only with a twist to suit our new home. Here’s my step by step guide on how to make a rag wreath.
Pliers may be handy
A wire coat hanger
1 meter of ribbon
1.5-2 meters of fabric of your choice
Make the wire coat hanger into a circle shape. It really doesn’t matter if it’s imperfect, in fact you won’t have a clue when you’re finished.
Cut fabric into pieces anywhere from 7cm to 15cm. I used a mixture of short and long to give the wreath a fuller effect.
Tie the fabric onto the coat hanger in simple knots.
Once all fabric is tied onto the coat hanger, tie the ribbon in a loop to use as something to hang the wreath from.
Hang and enjoy your wreath.
It really is as simple as that. But don’t just stop with my idea, take a look around the Christmas wreath showcase and see which other wreaths inspire you.
Which wreath has been your favourite so far? Are you a Christmas Crafter?