Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Rag Tie Spring Wreath

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rag Tie Spring Wreath


I am very excited to share a Spring project with you all today. This is a wreath I have been wanting to make for a while now and finally got around to making it. I lovingly call it the Rag Tie Wreath. It only cost me about $3 to make it, which I was more than excited about.

Want to make one of your own? Well lets get crafting!

Read on for the details....

Materials Needed

1 twin size sheet
Bowdabra wire
Floral Ribbon
wooden letter


 1. Start out by folding your twin size sheet in half (long ways) and then fold it again.
P.S. I found my sheet at a thrift store for $2.00
Such a steal!


2. Start cutting strips. I made my strips about 1-2 inches wide.


3. Once I had cut my twin size sheet cut up, I cut those long strips in half (while still folded)


4. Now I had TONS and TONS of fabric strips ready for tying.

5. Begin tying fabric strips onto your metal wreath form.
I found my wreath form at a thrift store for .50 cents.



6. Keep tying untill you reach all around the wreath. I tied fabric on each peice of metal.


7. Once you have tied on all your fabric, take your wooden letter and paint it.
Mine was originally yellow. It was purchased at the dollar store.


I painted mine teal. I was going for a yellow and teal wreath. Have fun with yours.
Add polka dots or something. The brighter, the more fun for Spring.


8. While your letter is drying, begin your bow.
To make the bow cut 24 inches of Bowdabra wire. Place it into your Bowdabra.


9. Take the end of the ribbon and twist the side that has the longest end and place it right side facing down-wards into the Bowdabra. This is the beginning of your first loop.

Continue folding your ribbon into your Bowdabra, making loops.


11.Continue to create as many loops as you want, depending on the fullness 
of the bow you prefer at the end. 
I have about 8 loops. I kept my bow flat, but you can totally fluff it out for a more full bow.
Once you have achieved your desired ribbon width scrunch down the ribbon with the Bowdabra wand. Tie with your Bowdabra Wire.


12. Take a scrap piece of ribbon to tie around the middle of your bow.
This will hide the Bowdabra wire. 

(do this only if you are keeping your bow flat like mine)


13. Tie your letter and bow onto your wreath.


Hang and Enjoy!!


Happy Spring!

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  1. I love making rag wreaths. Yours is beautiful and so spring-ey

  2. So pretty, I love the awesome pop of yellow!
    I have never heard of a bowdabra, I bet it comes in handy!

  3. Your wreath turned out real cute!

  4. This looks like fun! I love fabric wreaths! Your colors are great too.. so fun :)

  5. This is gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thanks for sharing!!


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