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DIY Halloween Rag Wreath

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This Halloween rag wreath is one of the easiest Halloween decorations you’ll ever make.  All you need is a few simple craft supplies and a little TV time to make this Halloween wreath.  Thank you to Jo-Ann for supporting my crafting habit and sponsoring this post!

Make a Halloween rag wreath using a wire wreath frame and strips of Halloween fabrics. Mix and match patterns and solids for a colorful front door wreath!

 

I’m very excited to be working with Jo-Ann Fabrics for the next few months in a series of Celebrate the Seasons holiday craft posts.  Of course, we’re starting off with Halloween decorations.  I’m not a huge fan of super spooky or scary Halloween decorations. I prefer the cutesy pumpkins and candy.  I also don’t own a Halloween wreath so this was the perfect opportunity to go to Jo-Ann’s and get creative.

This Halloween wreath is super, ultra simple to make.  It requires no real crafting skills at all – just the ability to cut and tie.  In fact, I had my 7 year old help me tie on the fabric strips.

DIY Halloween Rag Wreath

 

Halloween decoration

The first thing you need is Halloween fabric.  I purchased 1 1/4 yards of 5 different fabrics.  I used three prints and two solids. I didn’t use all the material on my wreath so I think 1 yard of each would suffice.

Halloween decorations

You will also need one of these awesome wire wreath forms.  I had never seen or used these before and I love them! This is a 16″ form but there are several different sizes. I’ve made small and large wreaths with these.

Halloween decorations

Cut each fabric in to 6 inch long by 1 inch wide strips.  I use a self-healing cutting mat and rotary cutter to cut my strips. It’s so much quicker than scissors!

Cut the fabric lengthwise in to 6″ strips. Stack those on top of each other  few at a time and cut them into 1″ strips. The strips don’t have to be perfect.

You definitely want these on the longer, rather than shorter side, to make them easier to tie.   A few of my strips were 5″ and those were hard to tie. So err on the side of longer.

Once you have all your fabric strips cut, just start tying the strips around the wreath.  I started at the outer edge and worked my way in.  I left the inner most circle plain, but you can’t tell at all.

Halloween decorations

I wanted something in the middle of the wreath and I searched Jo-Ann high and low for just the right center piece.  When I saw this “G” I knew I had it!

Halloween decorations

I’m absolutely thrilled with how my Halloween wreath turned out.  I also love how easy it is to make for any holiday by simply changing out the fabrics.

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27 Comments
  • Quinn Caudill
    October 13, 2015

    Great looking craft. Pinned! Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday link party. Please join us again next week and invite your friends to join.

  • Theresa
    September 10, 2015

    Hey Camille, Thanks for sharing this at the party. I think I have a wreath form I’ll have to make one. Pinned & shared.

  • Create With Joy
    September 6, 2015

    Thanks for sharing your wreath with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! Congrats – you are one of our Featured Guests at this week’s party – #192!

  • Marie
    September 3, 2015

    I love it! From the fabulous colors and patterns on the fabrics to the green monnogram.

    • Camille
      September 4, 2015

      It’s great to make while watching TV, too!

  • Crystal
    October 4, 2014

    The wreath is super cute!! I love the colors and prints you chose!!! Love it!!

  • Adrian
    September 25, 2014

    I love how all the different material made this Halloween wreath pop! Looks awesome:)

    • Camille
      September 25, 2014

      Thanks, Adrian! I love how colorful it is on my door!

  • Clare
    September 22, 2014

    Oh that turned out to be quite beautiful – I’m not sure I’d have the patience to tie enough ribbons on though!

    • Camille
      September 23, 2014

      Yes you definitely need a good TV show or movie while doing it! The actual cutting of the fabric annoys me more than the tying, though.

  • Jennifer
    October 15, 2013

    Could you give me a ballpark figure about how much this project cost you? Thanks!

    • Camille
      October 15, 2013

      I just went with my sister to JoAnn to get materials. She spent $60 to make 6 wreaths, but I think it’s less than that. She got a few packages of bells for the middle of her wreaths that were a bit pricey. So $10 tops (with coupons and sales!). You won’t need 1 1/4 yards of material. I’ve made 1 18″ wreath and another smaller one and still have tons of material left. I’d get 1/2 -3/4 yard of each for 1 wreath.

  • Cheryl
    October 12, 2013

    Camille, I featured you today! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday! Stop by to grab a feature button! xo

    http://www.thatswhatchesaid.net/2013/12-fall-halloween-wreaths/

  • Sherri
    October 12, 2013

    This project turned out really cute! We have started weekly Super Saturday Link Party and it is live. We would love to have you join us with any of your great ideas. It would make us so happy to have you on board. http://www.madefrompinterest.net/2013/10/super-saturday-link-party-14/

  • Rhonda
    October 10, 2013

    Come visit us at http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com/2013/10/craft-frenzy-friday-8.html
    We are having a party and it won’t be the same without your creativity!
    Craft Frenzy Friday!

  • T'onna
    October 7, 2013

    Cute wreath! I really like fabric scrap wreaths! I also like the large, glittery G in the center. Green is my favorite color.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  • Randi Sowders
    October 6, 2013

    Who doesn’t love a good wreathe? You did a great job on this one!

    I would love for you to link up with our party this weeks!

    http://www.sowderingabout.com/2013/10/trick-or-treat-thursday.html

  • Amberly Steele
    October 3, 2013

    This is really cute and easy

  • Danielle
    October 1, 2013

    This is adorable! And totally a craft I can get the kids involved with.

  • Amber Edwards
    October 1, 2013

    That wreath turned out absolutely fantastic! I love the festive colors and that G totally completed the entire wreath!

  • Kristin Wheeler (
    October 1, 2013

    That is gorgeous!!! Pinning to my DIY craft board! NICE JOB!!!

  • Jenn
    October 1, 2013

    This is so freaking adorable and easy to make! And thank you SO MUCH for the Jo-Ann coupon – it’s the only craft store I go to! 🙂