Monday, September 30, 2013

Halloween Rag Wreath

Lately, I've had so much fun making wreaths. If you're on Pinterest, you've probably seen a lot of tutorials and examples of the rag wreath. They are so easy to make and can be pretty inexpensive, depending on what kind of fabric you already have on hand.

Over the Summer, I did a rag wreath tutorial for Kiwi Crate showing how the kids helped me make a Patriotic Rag Wreath.  The wreath cost me a total of $4.  I spent $2.89 on the wire form at Walmart and bought a $1 wooden star from Michael's.  The fabric came from some beautiful cloth napkins that my mother-in-law made for my second son's first birthday.  He is a July 4th baby.  Unfortunately, we just don't have enough opportunities to use patriotic cloth napkins.  Now, I'll be reminded of her thoughtfulness every year when I hang our patriotic wreath.

My sister saw our 4th of July wreath and requested a country style one for her front door.  I used the same technique and lots of different scrap fabrics to create this country wreath for her birthday.

I knew I wanted to make a rag wreath for Halloween and knew I had to do it when I found a large piece of black material in a bag of fabrics from one of our wonderful neighbors. Just so you know, I NEVER turn down free things from the neighbors and I love turning them into something new that we can use!

I added in some glittery purple berry springs and a wooden owl Halloween sign that were marked down on clearance at Michael's.

I love how it's cute instead of  spooky!  Halloween really isn't my favorite Halloween.  I love the pumpkins, but I could really do without the scary stuff.

To make this wreath, you'll need:
wire form
about 2 yards of black fabric
fabric scissors
Halloween decorations of your choice
Halloween ribbon
Hot glue gun

You can find the tutorial for the wreath here

And, here is the tutorial I used for the ribbon bow.  I had no idea they were so easy to make.

Now, our countdown to Halloween begins.  The kids are already asking how many days are left so I can see that we'll be creating a Halloween countdown again this year!  Thanks for joining us!  I hope you'll check out our Kid Crafts page for lots of thematic ideas.  You can keep up with all our favorites activities, along with all our own learning fun by following us on our NEW Facebook or Pinterest pages or signing up for emails

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1 comment:

  1. Love the Halloween rag wreath! We'd love you to link it up over at our Trick or Treat Halloween linky party. Going on all month long. Share your awesome Halloween ideas.

    --Jessica @ Preserving Life's Moments