Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas Rag Wreath

Here's a fun way to use up your fabric scraps and one of the trillion-and-one metal clothes hangers that you have laying around.
I whipped up this wreath in about an hour. I just cut a bunch of scraps 1 inch wide and about 4 1/2 inches long (longer if you want a fuller wreath). Then I tied them on to a metal clothes hanger that I shaped into a circle. One key thing to think about when choosing your fabric is the texture. I chose a thin cotton, a corduroy, a sheer red ribbon, a grosgrain ribbon and a thicker upholstery fabric. Have fun!

15 comments:

Heather said...

It's adorable! I just got done making a wreath of ornaments using wire hangers. I love how creative you can get when you do it yourself!

Heather
theherberfamily.blogspot.com

Sandy Toes said...

That is just too cute!
sandy toe

Erin J. said...

That is way cute! What a good way to get rid of scraps...I need to try this!

Kasey Hunt said...

Really cute.

Kathryn said...

I think I could even do this one. :-) This is really cute and looks easy. One question...any idea on how much fabric you used?

Aunt LoLo said...

Good job!! I would never think to use a hanger. (I came over from Be Different Act Normal. :) )

Sarah said...

Kathryn, I think I used about a 1/2 yard total, but probably not even that much.

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

So cute! You did a great job! I agree on the adding different textures. Fabulous!

mamamia said...

this is adorable! And I think I could actually do it. Thanks for inspiring me!

Amy Williams said...

Sarah - I used your inspiration and made a wreath yesterday only I used ribbon as I had a TON of Christmas ribbon so I thought I would use what I had on hand. I don't think it is as cute as yours as they are all the same texture but I still love it. Thanks for sharing all your creations with us!

Jill said...

This is so cute and country! I can't wait to make one. I might even change the colors and make one for my bedroom or bathroom.

Thank you!

Brandi said...

I actually managed to do this! I have had bad luck with doing anything with scraps material but this was easy and way too cute. Thanks!!

Kelly Summers said...

what a neat idea! thanks for sharing!

Emily Anne Knight Williamson said...

I just discovered your blog and I LOVE it! You do such a great job.
I wanted to share a time saving trick for this project. You get the same effect but can complete the wreath in about 15 minutes!
Ok.
I took a piece of fabric that was 3 yards long and 6 inches wide, and I sewed it in to a tube, making it about 3 inches wide. I then sewed 2 straight lines down the center of the tube to create a casing (like for a drawstring.) Then... just run the hanger through the casing and shape in to a wreath. You can leave the wreath as is... or to get the effect that you have in your photo... you can snip the folds of the casing for a frayed look.
Not sure if that made much since... but I thought I would share my thoughts. ( =
Again, love your blog... and I look forward to trying some of your tutorials.
-Emily

Sarah said...

Emily, thanks for the great idea! This would be a good technique if you wanted your wreath to be all the same color fabric.
-Sarah