Two weeks ago I was in a homewares store looking at their Easter decorations. They had a very cute rag wreath for sale, but at $39.99, there was no way I was going to buy it when I could make it myself using materials I had at home for next to nothing.
A rummage through my fabric box, I came up with a few cute colours and patterns perfect for my own budget Easter wreath.
I cut the fabric into strips about 4-5 inches (12 cm) long and 1 inch (3cm) thick. I wasn’t too exact with this. If they varied a bit, or my cuts were less than straight, I didn’t care. Once I had a good stock pile of strips, I was ready to tie these to my wreath.
The base of my wreath was a wire circle purchased from the embroidery section in a craft store. The 12 inch (30 cm) round was less than $2. If I hadn’t had this on hand, I would have shaped a wire coat hanger into a circle to use.
I tied the fabric strips to the wire with a simple knot until the whole wreath was covered.
I chose to alternate the different fabrics around the wreath, but I think it would look just as good tied randomly, or completed with just one choice of fabric. I did think this process was going to be tedious and long but it was far from so. Once the wreath was full, I ruffled and twisted the tied strips to ensure that the wreath looked full.
As it has been raining uncontrollably here, I didn’t risk wreaking my efforts by hanging it at the front door. For now it is hanging on the inside of my front door, which I really like. I love that I get to enjoy it as I move about the house and it has brought an injection of colour, much needed during this dismal weather.
I wish that there was enough light around to photograph the Easter wreath properly. It is really cute. Probably a little too girly for a male dominated house, but for now the boys are a too young to notice and I don’t care!
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