Looking for the perfect excuse to use up your scraps? You’re going to love this festive rag wreath! It uses fat quarters or any fabric scraps that you have lying about to produce a full and fabulous wreath. What’s even better is that you can reuse this wreath every year, saving you pennies and the planet from waste!
There’s a tiny bit of sewing involved in this project, however, it’s totally optional. You’d only need to stitch the holly sprigs, but they can easily be left out for all of the non-sewing fans.
You will need:
- Threaders Shape Creator
- Rotary cutter
- A selection of fat quarters or scrap fabrics (we used four different prints)
- Wire wreath form
- Different shades of yarn
- Pom-pom maker
- Card for leaf template
- Foam stabiliser
Use the Shape Creator to cut 1″ wide x 4″ long strips of fabric. You will need lots and lots!
Once you’ve cut a whole load of strips from each of your prints, tie them on to your wire. Each time you add one, push up tight to the last to make the wreath fuller. Keep going until you can squeeze no more on to the frame.
Use the pom-pom maker to create some small pom-poms to decorate the wreath. Draw a freeform holly leaf on the card and cut out to use as a template. Trace on to the fabric and lay on top of the foam stabiliser. Use either a sewing machine or hand stitch around the leaf and down the centre to attach the fabric to the foam, and give a decorative finish to the leaves.
Once it’s all adhered together, you’ll have a fantastic wreath to hang on the wall or door, giving your home that extra homemade feel! Make sure you share any photos of your makes with us on Facebook UK, Facebook USA, Twitter, Instagram UK, Instagram US, Pinterest UK or Pinterest US using the hashtag #crafterscompanion.