Now that August is here I’m turning my attention to transitional crafts with a summer to fall rag wreath. I’m going for a playful mix, with blue gingham and spicy mustard linen. There’s also just a little addition of raffia for texture and interest.
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Summer To Fall Rag Wreath
I love the feel of these colors together, because they remind me of late summer picnics. They also remind me of bright blue days and walks in the park when all the foliage is just starting to change.
It must be all the back to school ads I’m seeing lately that are giving me all the seasonal feels.
When I started making this wreath I had my daughter in mind, and I think it’s going to look so pretty against the dark wood of her front door.
Do you like making rag wreaths? Me too, because they are so fun to make and easy too. This one is pretty tame compared to some of the crazy ones I have come up with.
- about 1/2 to 3/4 of a yard of each fabric
- 12″ wire wreath frame
- fabric scissors
- measuring tape or ruler
Start by cutting or tearing strips of fabric that are about 1-1/2 inches wide.
Then cut each strip into about 8” lengths.
Wrap and tie fabric strips around two wires sections. Sometimes I do this in a random manner depending on how many different patterns I’m working with, but on this one it looks more orderly, kind of like a basket weave.
I was almost half way into making this wreath, when I decided to add the raffia, spacing it after each of the middle blue gingham ties.
Instead of ribbon I’m using a two inch wide piece of the yellow linen to create a bow at the bottom of the wreath.
I have to admit one of my favorite parts of making a rag wreath is ripping or tearing the fabric. There’s something that is very satisfying about ripping fabric, which sounds really weird I know.
Rag wreaths have that farmhouse or homemade feel that I love. In a way, I think of them as one of those perfectly imperfect crafts that you just can resist. Don’t you think so too?
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So is anyone else ready for late summer or early fall rag wreaths or crafts? I know we are several months away from cooler weather, but a girl can dream.
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