FRIDAY SHOWDOWN will be making regular appearances here at The Backyard Boutique, on, you guessed it, Fridays! I'll give a quick tutorial on a craft I've been wanting to try or an old favorite that has served me well. This weeks' item: rag wreath. I've been wanting to make one of these since Christmas... then Valentines Day, then Saint Patrick's Day... and now here we are; SPRING TIME! So I finally decided "it's time" on my way home from work on Tuesday. Here's how it went...
Equal parts a "trained monkey could do this E-A-S-Y" and "I want to stab my eyeballs out annoying". You can find a million and one online tutorials for making a rag wreath. I'll simplfy all that for you:
Step One: Cut about a million strips of fabric (about 1/2" to 3/4" wide and about twice the circumference of whatever you are tying the strips to). I used a straw wreath base I picked up for 2 bucks. I left the plastic wrap on over the straw because it was easier to work with.
Step Two: Tie strips in knots onto whatever you're using.
Step Three: Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. And then do it again.
I used about seven 18" x 21" pieces of fabric to make my wreath which has a 10" diameter. I "cheated" and just purchased small scraps at a local fabric store on impulse because I decided the glittery shamrock hanging on my front door had to go. The price tag is under $15 for materials and I know it could be cheaper if I spent some time bargain hunting and gathering fabric scraps over the course of a few weeks. Here it is:
my front door is now appropriately adorned.
Easy peasy, folks. Give it a whirl!
Labels: crafts, Friday Showdown, tutorial