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.
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 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 years old help me tie on the fabric strips.
DIY Halloween Rag Wreath
The first thing you need is 1 yard of 4-5 different Halloween fabric. I used three prints and two solids.
You will also need one of these awesome wire wreath forms. You can any size you want. This is a 16″ form but there are several different sizes. The bigger the wreath form, the more fabric you will need.
Cut each fabric into 6 inches long by 1 inch wide strips. A self-healing cutting mat and rotary cutter makes cutting strips easy. It’s so much quicker than scissors!
Cut the fabric lengthwise into 6″ long 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 innermost circle plain, but you can’t tell at all.
I wanted something in the middle of the wreath and I searched Jo-Ann high and low for just the right centerpiece. When I saw this “G” I knew I had it!
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.
Quinn Caudill says
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.
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 says
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!
I love it! From the fabulous colors and patterns on the fabrics to the green monnogram.
It’s great to make while watching TV, too!
The wreath is super cute!! I love the colors and prints you chose!!! Love it!!
Thank you, Crystal!
I love how all the different material made this Halloween wreath pop! Looks awesome:)
Thanks, Adrian! I love how colorful it is on my door!
Oh that turned out to be quite beautiful – I’m not sure I’d have the patience to tie enough ribbons on though!
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.
Could you give me a ballpark figure about how much this project cost you? Thanks!
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.
Camille, I featured you today! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday! Stop by to grab a feature button! xo
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/
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Cute wreath! I really like fabric scrap wreaths! I also like the large, glittery G in the center. Green is my favorite color.
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Randi Sowders says
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!
Thanks, Randi! 🙂
Amberly Steele says
This is really cute and easy
This is adorable! And totally a craft I can get the kids involved with.
Amber Edwards says
That wreath turned out absolutely fantastic! I love the festive colors and that G totally completed the entire wreath!
Kristin Wheeler ( says
That is gorgeous!!! Pinning to my DIY craft board! NICE JOB!!!
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! 🙂