How to make a rag wreath – Upcycled Christmas Crafts

We decided to go for a rag wreath this Christmas to give a festive upcycled welcome to our visitors! We may even make some rag bunting to match if we can find time. We found this to be quite a quick make and were thrilled with the results.

What we used

Stiff recycled board (Layers of corrugated cardboard could be used instead)
An old quilt cover (Any old fabric will do)
Scissors
Bells (Optional)

What we did 

We used a saucepan and then a bowl to draw out two concentric circles on out board to form a ring.

Cut out the ring using some sharp scissors. Our ring was 4cm wide.

Next make fabric strips, ours were 40cm long and approx 4cm wide, you will need quite a lot of these!

Fold one of the fabric strips in half and lay across the ring with the loop towards the outside.

Thread the two ends through the loop pulling so the knot forms on the outside of the ring trapping the board inside.

Continue around the ring keep the rags as close together as possible.

Trim any protruding rags so they are all the same length all the way round.

Use another longer piece if rag to form a loop for hanging.

We added bells to ours for additional decoration but this is optional.

About Kirstie Adamson

Kirstie Adamson is a magazine & junkmail collage artist. Co-Founder of EcoCreate art & craft network and a passionate revamp crafter!

http://www.kirstieadamson.co.uk

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