Halloween Rag Wreath Tutorial

As I’ve said before, I like to surround myself with crafty people.  Seriously, if I had more time, I could be more crafty.  I mean really, I have a ton of ideas… I’m sure you have seen all of the lovely things, projects, places, and food that I post on my Pinterest account, right?

Well, my cousin-in-law aka my husband’s cousin, Jackie, posted this Halloween wreath on her Facebook wall last week.  I might have replied, “Make me one and mail it, hahahahaha”. Well she replied, and wouldn’t you know it, she’s going to be in my town this week.  So she’s making me one! Honestly, I actually have a STACK of Halloween fabric on my desk, right next to me. I bought it to make some Halloween bunting to put up somewhere.  It’s not even October yet, so I’ve got some time.

But then I had a thought. Wouldn’t this wreath be perfect to put on my blog. So I had Jackie type up a little tutorial for me.


Halloween Rag Wreath
What You Need:

1) Wire wreath from Joann’s, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby (I used the medium size one – there are three sizes range from $1.99-$3.99)
2) About 1.5-2 yards of fabric in coordinating colors or all the same pattern (I used the quarter bundle Halloween prints from Joann’s)
3) Two Spools of coordinating ribbon
4) 2″ Satin Ribbon for bow or any other letters/tie on items for completion

How to Execute:
1) Cut your fabric into 1″ wide by 6-8″ long pieces (try a few pieces and tie on your wreath to see the length, depending on how long/shaggy you want it).
2) Cut your ribbon into to the same lengths (6-8″ long)
3) Start tying your fabric pieces and ribbon (double knots) in a pattern around your wreath.  I recommend starting with your smallest inner ring and working your way out.
4) Tie all of your fabric and ribbon pieces so they are full and fluffy throughout your entire ring.  You will want to push all of the knots as close together as possible so you do not see any of the wire wreath.
5) Finish with a bow or wood letters.  I tied a simple satin bow and adorned with a green glitter spider (.99) from Walmart.

Tip: Use pinking shears for a nice clean cut and cute pattern on your wreath!
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31 comments
debbie
debbie

I love the Halloween wreath My daughter wants me to make her one. So thanks for instructions to this beautiful wreath

Kristi
Kristi

It can't be done for less than $5, can it? The fabric is expensive! I got two though, I can't wait to start on mine while I watch TV :) One for my daughters birthday coming up and one for Halloween! Love the Christmas idea though...

Robyn
Robyn

And just had to mention, this really is so simple that you could easily make it a little more detailed and add in some tinsel, berries, anything that will bend and tie would be a great addition!

Robyn
Robyn

I saw this and thought it was great! I've emailed everyone I give Christmas gifts to and asked them for their Favorite holiday (didn't tell them why).. I'll make a wreath for their holiday for their Christmas present. What a great "custom" idea for less than $5 probably (Joann's has this wire 12'' for .79 right now)! You could do this wreath for even small holidays like St. Patty's Day or beautiful for Valentines day!

Karen
Karen

I like it ! Nice to have a wreath for Halloween

Andi / udandi
Andi / udandi

I love this! I'm finishing my Halloween wreath, it is similar as my rags are my former pants :) I just need a bow or adornment.

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

Oh I like this one! I want to decorate with the kids tomorrow, I'm going to take a peek through our decorations and see what I have for a wreath, if I don't like ours, I'm going to buy some stuff to make one like this!

Megan
Megan

oooh! thats cute! but looks way too time consuming...

miss amy
miss amy

what would you sell something like this for? I used to make these as a kid. Its been a long long time and Ive been wanting to make them again!

Emily @ LittleLeafLane
Emily @ LittleLeafLane

I love this! Visions of the many holiday wreaths I could make are floating in my head :)

Patty
Patty

Adorable! Very inspiring. This would also be cute made as a Christmas wreath.

Joni
Joni

i like this. i might be able to make a small one with the fabric i have left from making my fabric scrap garland. thanks for sharing!

Ryan (The Woven Moments)
Ryan (The Woven Moments)

POSITIVELY BRILLIANT! I would totally buy one of these if I could. Because that's how crafty *I* am...

Nancy [Spinning My Plates]
Nancy [Spinning My Plates]

Awesome. I needed something easy to make for my kids' harvest festival craft bazaar. This is perfect!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Fabric is expensive. But if you look hard enough, there are always coupons out there for the fabric stores.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Time consuming? What? You don't have all the time in the world for crafts like I do?

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Hmm, selling price? Maybe $20 or under, depending on the size of the wreath.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

LOL, visions of many holiday wreaths...you could do this for any Holiday, baby showers, birthdays, etc...

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

YES, I'm thinking ahead and might start working on a Christmas wreath soon. It would be a great gift too.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

LOL, I'm a simple crafter, but I told my cousin-in-law to make me one, because I don't have the time...ok, maybe I'm lazy too.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

I think this is very simple and perfect for a harvest festival craft bazaar.

Nancy [Spinning My Plates]
Nancy [Spinning My Plates]

I did one large and two mediums and ended up needing quite a bit more fabric. I probably ended up with about 3 yards for each of the medium wreaths (which were pretty compact) and about 5 for the large (which was much less dense. They came out very cute, though. :)

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Nancy, that is good to know. Thanks for getting back to me and posting after you made them.

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