After using the same wreaths on my front doors for almost two years I’m kind of tired of them. My doors need a lift. So would that be called a door lift? Anyway . . . if you’ve priced wreaths lately they can be pricey. Through all the blogs I follow I’ve seen about a hundred tutorials for wreaths. But for some reason none of them motivated me to actually make one. But when I saw my mom’s cute homemade UK rag wreath I made my own the next day
- wire wreath frame
- scrap material
I have collected an overflowing pile of scrap material that I pick up when it’s in the scrap bin at craft store or even at yard sales. There was more than enough material in my pile to make two wreaths. I picked up the wire wreath frames at Michael’s for under $5. So these two wreaths didn’t cost me more than $10!
If you don’t have scrap material you can buy one yard of fabric (per wreath). Remember if you want a variety of colors you don’t want to purchase one pattern of fabric but mix it up. Make a template from a piece of cardboard or some type of sturdy material so the pieces will all be the same size. The template should be about one inch wide by 10 inches long.
After the pieces were cut I started tying them. Let me clarify I didn’t actually tie each piece with a knot. I looped them (see picture above).
The fun thing is there are so many variations. You can use certain colors for holidays, team colors, or just mix your favorites. Also note this is a great project while watching TV.