Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Halloween Wreath: Easy and Thrifty!

This colorful "rag wreath" is quick, easy, and free if you have fabric scraps lying around. The idea is from my friend Emily's Craft Night Blog (She's the Queen of Crafts!)

First you need the base. I was going to cut a base from cardboard but I found this Styrofoam hoop at the dollar store in the fake flowers section. You can use an old bicycle tire or anything round to make the wreath even cheaper!

Rip up your fabric scraps ahead of time (you can cut it but I like it ripped for extra texture) make sure each piece is long enough to tie around your base.

Tie each fabric strip into a knot around the base and scrunch it all together until it's full. You can embellish to your heart's content but I like this simple design.

This is a view of the back. I like the back so much I consider this reversible, the strips of flat fabric is also attractive!

This wreath is perfect hung indoors or outdoors. The eclectic mix of patterns, colors, and shapes recalls autumn leaves. It's the perfect recycled craft for fall, it'll make you happy each time your reach for the door! Clear out your fabric scraps, and get a sexy wreath it return. Can't beat it!

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  1. i really like this. i almost like the back of it better, those strips look like patchwork almost.

  2. How fun, I really like the bright fabrics you found to use.

  3. That's a good idea. I think it would be cool to make one with sports team fabric.

    Stop by and visit sometime over at Free 2 Be Frugal.

  4. darling! i hope you'll link this up to a crafty soiree on thursday at
    also i'm your 251st(!) follower

  5. I love your wreath...such a creative idea! I featured you on my blog today!

    Here's the link:

    Thanks for the inspiration & have a happy day! :)

  6. What an easy, fun and cute project!

  7. Is it weird that I like it from the back better? Also, that's what she said.

    But seriously, it's an AWESOME wreath and I will probably make one this week!

  8. I like it from the back better, too- and I'm not even a butt-man. Bwaahaha!

  9. Cute. I am making a Halloween wreath too. pics are posted.Hello there. I am a new follower via Blog Hopping.Please visit @
    Have a great weekend!

  10. Such a cute idea! Stop by and link up to my DIY Halloween Party & Tutu Giveaway!

  11. Browsing your site and just had to stop and comment as this came out beaurifully!


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