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My bag of fabric scraps is absolutely overflowing! There is so much that you can make with the remnants of other crafty makes, such as Padded Fabric Christmas Trees, or the fabric left over from clothes I’ve made for Elizabeth through the year. So in the spirit of Lagom (sustainability and recycling) I decided that I was going to make a Festive Rag Wreath and use some of my scraps.
A Festive Rag Wreath
Unlike the rag rug that I made last month, this rag wreath can be made using woven fabric. I made the rag rug out of just knit jersey fabrics as it won’t fray in use, but because the wreath is a decorative item this should not be such an issue.
You will need:
- A Wreath Ring as a base – I used this double ring, but you can use an old wire coat hanger bent to a circle with the hook cut off.
- Some fabric remnant strips. I cut mine to be about 4cm by 20cm (1.5inch by 8 inches) I ended up needing about 140 strips in total
- Pinking shears or sharp scissors to cut the strips.
I started by systematically going around the outer ring and just knotting each strip once. Pushing the knots together I worked around the whole of the outer layer.
I then did exactly the same to the inner ring, working around the layer by knotting the strips in place.
Finally – I added a couple of baubles to the rings and hung it up on a hook. You could also use some wire to hang this.
How easy and effective is this? It looks brilliant, even if it does have a real mish- mash of fabrics within it. My fabric scrap bag can feel lighter once more.
What is more, they are that simple to make that even a small child can make them. Just recently, my scrap bag needed a bit of a trim, so Elizabeth and I made a colourful version to use all year round!
And they can be used for other seasons too? Why not make a pretty pastel one for easter? I used an old skirt that I had made for Elizabeth to make a Halloween version – see it over in this post.
These would make great gifts. Would you think a festive rag wreath is something you could try? I’d love to see your makes, do comment below or find me on social media.
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