Now that it is officially spring, April for crying out loud, I thought it might be time to take down the Christmas wreath on the front door. No, I'm not kidding. In January, I stripped it down to just greenery and a big red bow, telling myself that it could pass for a winter wreath and remain on the front door a little longer.
Well, I think we can all agree that it's time. Spring has sprung and all that (even if it did snow last night). So I played with a few ideas for a replacement wreath, but in the end I decided to go with a rag wreath because it looked easy enough for even me to do and I had all of the stuff, which is really just some fabric and a hanger. My kind of simple.
To get started I just took a thin wire hanger and formed it into a circular shape. After I snapped this award-winning photo my battery died and I wasn't able to get a better shot before I added the fabric to it. I'm posting it so you can appreciate just how hilariously hideous this picture is. Enjoy!
I was surprised that the wreath was as easy as this tutorial advertised. I don't usually have that kind of success, but if you can tie a knot, you can make this wreath.
|If you can tie a knot, you can make this wreath.
I got the easy instructions from Handmade Mamas (fabulous site!). I love that they recommend using an old coat hanger for the base. That appeals to my
When I finished, it looked a little plain so I added some red fabric and left some of the ties longer to simulate a ribbon. I also made three fabric rosettes and glued those on. I took a long strip (maybe about 30 inches long) of fabric that was approximately 1 inch wide and just rolled it up. I kept the fraying edges upward to give it a more rustic look, then just used the glue gun to glue then on. Super easy.
Bye bye winter.
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