I know what you’re thinking… “Surely, I’ve seen this post already!” or “Am I losing my mind?”
Well, I promise you’re not losing it. I don’t think you are anyways! 🙂
Last week I shared a Coat Hanger Fall Rag Wreath I had made, but mostly, I shared my story about how I acquired a lovely old, chippy door I had been eyeing for a few weeks. Little did I know that so many people would love the wreath so much that they wanted to make their own and that my pictures weren’t good enough of a tutorial. So, after answering several questions, I decided I better show a complete tutorial on how I made it.
So, here’s how to make a coat hanger rag wreath…
One wire coat hanger
1/2 yard of two different types of fabric in colors that go with the season or your home
Deco Mesh Ribbon
Step One: Find a wire hanger. (It’s funny how many people commented and told me that over the years they had slowly gotten rid of their wire hangers in favor for the plastic ones.)
Step Two: Using pliers, straighten out the wire hanger.
Once it is straight, use your pliers to bend it into a circle and hook the ends together at the top.
Step Three: Cut strips of fabric. I chose a solid beige fabric and a patterned orange and white fabric.
I cut the strips about 8-10 inches long and about 1 inch wide. The whole point of a rag wreath is to make it “raggy,” so don’t worry about being too precise on this part.
I alternated by strips of fabric by tying on two solid strips and then one patterned strip.
As I tied, I pushed them close together. The tighter you push them together, the fuller your wreath will be.
Step Five: As you get closer to the end continue to push the strips together and squeeze in those last few strips.
Step Six: Finally, using some Deco Mesh ribbon, tie a bow at the bottom.
Step Seven: Finally, hang your rag wreath and enjoy!!
OR, make another one! 🙂
I hope that helps to answer some questions! If I left anything out, please let me know.
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