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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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