If you follow me over on instagram, you got a sneak peak of this wreath today. Apparently I’m in a patriotic mood lately (which is totally fine by me), because when I saw this wreath over at My Green Brae Cottage I knew I wanted one on our front door.
1 yard of red cloth
1 yard of white cloth
3/4 yard of blue cloth
1 Foam Wreath
EDIT: The styrofoam wreath is slightly fragile – it fell off my door and broke. I suggest leaving the plastic on the wreath OR you can do what I did when I redid the wreath: I took white duct tape and wrapped the wreath to keep it sturdy (since I’d already thrown away the plastic). I tested it by chucking the duct tape wrapped wreath around my kitchen for five minutes and it didn’t break, so I retied all the fabric onto it. I tell you these things so that you don’t have to redo yours, it was frustrating!
I also used my favorite fabric scissors and my 24″ clear Acrylic Ruler (which I pretty much use for EVERYTHING).
1. Use your ruler to start the two inch wide strips. I just made sure I cut past any binding on the edge of the fabric. (Also, make sure you are cutting on the bound edge, so that you can tear straight across.) Now, tear all the strips the whole way across the fabric.
2. Now, cut all of those strips into thirds (about 14 inches for each rag). When done you should have about 50 red, 50 white, and 30 blue.
3. Start tying! I tied about 5 – 10 strips at a time and then scrunched them into a bunch, alternating where the knots lay so that I could get them as close as possible. Once I got all the blue on, I started with red and did 5 red, 5 white, etc. I made sure I ended on red, as well.
Step 4. I used an extra strip of red I had left over to make a large loop to tie to my wreath hanger.
All done! Only took me about an hour and a half and that was with Steel trying to drool all over everything cause he’s nosy. *sigh*
Now our door is all ready for our Fourth of July get together!
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