Sunday, September 7, 2014

Teal and Burlap Rag Wreath

We made this rag wreath to coordinate with the rag bunting for my daughter's 10th birthday party. The party was an old west theme and the wreath tied right in with the natural setting.  To learn how to make a wreath like this and to see more of the bunting, continue reading...
I wasn't sure what to do with the round mossy straw wreath I disassembled a few months ago.  To keep the straw held together, I wrapped it in a wire edged burlap ribbon and secured with hot glue.  I figured I'd save the wreath for fall until I figured out how I wanted to use the wreath.
Here are the torn fabric strips used to tie onto the wreath.  I didn't use the teal print fabric for the wreath, but saved it for more bunting you'll see at the end of this post.
 Tie the fabric strips in a knot and line the knots up in the center of the wreath.
 Continue around the wreath.  If you want to add some fabric flowers leave a space.  Take long strips of the torn fabric and fold accordian style into the shape of a circle.  Stitch the center to hold.
I layered two of the larger circles, finished with a wooden bead and stitched the flowers to the burlap wreath section.  The 3 pendant bunting was cut out from some scraps and tied around the wreath.  Total time was approximately 1 hour.
For the remaining fabric strips, we created a door bunting by folding the top of the fabric over the heavy string, securing with a dab of hot glue.
 Here is the other rag bunting hung over the front door.  The printed fabric is a Premiere Prints fabric called Royal and we used it in my daughter's closet-turned-into-an-office.
 The front door rag bunting matches the bunting on the mantel.  We finished both bends with beading and drop cloth pendants and the Royal fabric.  I think it is a great alternative to a fall wreath hanging on the door.
The last piece was a wall hanging using the longer strips of the torn fabric.
Hand made party decor all for about $10 and we'll use the wreath and bunting around the house for fall decorating beyond the party.  Coming up next, the party and details!

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