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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

***NEW*** ~Spring Thyme~ Rag Wreath Tutorial from ORP...

Hi, Ladies!
Today, I wanted to "share" my ***NEW***...
~Spring Thyme~ Rag Wreath Tutorial with all of you!
If you've spent much time on "Pinterest" then you've seen
these "rag wreaths" all over the place!
I've been wanting to make one of these for some time now!
I can tell you, they are very simple and very inexpensive to make!
It's a "no sew" project!
All's you need is a little time!
It took me approximately 2 1/2 hours to make this wreath!
It's a great project to do while you are sitting in front of the TV at night!
So, here is my version of "rag wreath"!
Are you ready for some ~fun~?

~Spring Thyme~ Rag Wreath Tutorial:
  
Supplies List:
(1) 16" Wire Wreath Form (Hobby Lobby-$2.99) as shown in photo below
(2) Yards of Muslin (JoAnn's Fabrics-$2.99 yd.)
Aspen Wood Excelsior (JoAnn's Fabrics)
Green Excelsior Moss (JoAnn's Fabrics)
5 Colored/Speckled Eggs

Start by tearing the muslin into 1" X 8" strips!  I tore 8" strips first and then tore 
those strips down into 1" strips!  This rag wreath takes approximately (325) 1" X 8" strips!
You will want to "fray" these strips as you go!  You can get the kids involved in
the "tearing" and "fraying" part!  Kids love to be included in craft projects!  Begin your wreath by 
tying these strips onto the wire wreath form!
 Tie the first strip onto the two "outer" wires of the wreath form!  Tie the second
strip to the two "middle" wires and a third strip to the two "inner" wires of the
wreath form.   Continue around until you have the wire wreath from completely covered
in strips of muslin!
The photo below is a "back" view of the wreath...
&
The photo below is a front view of the wreath...
Once you have the wire wreath form covered you will want to add
a bow "hanger"!  Tear a 2" X 36" strip from the muslin fabric!
Wrap it around the top of the wreath!  Make a bow for hanging!

To finish the wreath, you will need to form a "nest" from some of 
the Aspen wood excelsior!  Glue it the the botton/left hand of the wreath
or in "clock talk" the 7 O'clock position!  Make a smaller nest from the green
excelsior moss!  Glue this moss to the Aspen wood nest!  Glue three of 
the colored/speckled eggs to this nest!  Glue two other little nests & eggs to the wreath, one
in the 9 O' clock & one in the 2 O' clock positions on the wreath!
Of coarse, you can "dress" this little rag wreath up with whatever embelishments
you like, it doesn't have to be "nests & eggs"!
It is even ~darling~ without anything on it!
Thanks for stopping by today!
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15 comments:

  1. The wreath is quite lovely but it looks time consuming but then again all good things take time. TFS

    Felicia

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  2. This is so pretty yet simple! I pinned your wonderful tutorial for later -- I just can't get enough wreaths!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! Love the muslin look:) Thanks for sharing the "how to's"!

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  4. Beautiful wreath!! I want to make this...thanks for sharing out to make it!!
    ~Cindy

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  5. Happy Country Whites Weekend! Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing at the party. I have rag wreaths pinned on Pinterest and keep saying I will do this. Yours is so pretty!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  6. I like your rag wreath. That is a really cute springtime twist on it.
    Sherry

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  7. it's wonderful, and nice you gave us a tutorial, but I am no way patient enough to make one of those. Sure enjoyed seeing yours though. =)

    blessings
    barb

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  8. What a great tutorial! Thank you for joining Country Whites Weekend! We have some wonderful posts and yours was certainly one of them! Be sure and check back this Friday for the features!
    I'm following you now from The Country Farm Home!
    Blessings from the Farmhouse,
    Dru

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  9. Oh this is just Precious!! I love it.. Thank you so much for linking up with us at "it's a Spring Thing" Pinning this :)
    xo
    Angelina

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  10. Beautiful wreath! Most helpful tutorial too! I want to make one now. Pinned to my wreath board! I would love to have you share it at my party...the Rock 'N Share going on now.

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  11. I am helping my Mother make one of these for her sister for Easter. When its done I will take a picture. It won't be quite like this one but we'll do the best with what we have. Wish me luck and thank you for a wonderful idea and instructions.

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  12. Hi Kim! Love, love, love your website and your work!! I'm going to have to order some patterns they are so darn cute! I came across your Rag Wreath and love it!! I'm going to make one of those too! I was wondering if you would like to make a Guest Post on my site and talk about your Rag Wreath and tutorial? I would love to feature your site on mine and help you promote your tutorials and patterns! Please let me know if this sounds like something you would like to do! You can find my website at SEWliciousHomeDecor.com.

    Sincerely,
    Marti

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