I don’t normally need much of an excuse when it comes to decorating for special occasions! Valentines? Sure .. Easter? Of course! Christmas? .. errrhmm – do you NEED to ask?? And then there’s sports tournaments! I love following most of the sports (although I’m not a cricket fan .. or Formula One .. sorry to any supporters! 😉 ). So this year I’m in my element – there’s football, tennis and of course the Olympics! It’s all happening 😉 And it’s yet another excuse (as if I needed one!) to add some decorations. And for the sports events I’m going patriotic!
If you like fun and quirky materials, you’ve GOT to check out this website. It’s called “always knitting and sewing” and they’ve got the cutest materials! I used this one and this one last year for some non glue/non sew pumpkins. And very recently I used their flamingo material (isn’t it adorable??) to make this perfectly pink memo board.
So what did I find for this patriotic craft? Their bundle of Union Jack red, white and blue colours of course!
How to make a no sew, no glue rag wreath
I started off by cutting all the materials to size into strips of approximately 1.5″ by 8″. All in all I used 156 strips. The bundle pretty much had the perfect amount for what I needed.
Next, I grabbed myself a wire wreath. Like this one right here which is a 12″ wire wreath.
Take one of the strips and tie this around the 2 outside wires. Like this:
The next bow goes around the two inside wires. Like this:
And the third one goes around the two inside wires. Like this
And that’s pretty much it!! You do this around the whole of the wreath, filling in each section as you go. Make sure to mix up the colour scheme as you go around.
When you’ve finished, the back of your wreath should look something like this:
the final result!
I was debating whether to show you our very old, (but very well loved 😉 ), front door which needs the hardware replacing (on my LONG list of things to get round to 😉 ). Anyway .. #reallife .. here it is ..
I love how colourful this has turned out and how it looks on the red of our door.
I know there’s a few strands from the material but I don’t mind that – it shows you what the rag wreath is made of. If you’re not a fan of the strips of material fraying, you can cut them on a bias which should reduce this from happening.
We’ve gone all patriotic for this wreath (how great would this be for VE day too??) But of course you can easily do this for ANY event! I’m thinking Easter, Summer, Christmas and even Christenings or Weddings. Just take your favourite materials and mix it up!
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