Here in the States it is Memorial Day, which is the unofficial start of summer! My kids still have about 3-4 more weeks of school and then comes the crazy that is summer vacation. I have been wanting to make a rag wreath for like, ever, so I thought a simple stripe of red, white, and blue would be perfect. This way I can hang it out my patriotic rag wreath on Memorial Day and leave it until just after the 4th of July.
Because there are literally thousands of rag wreath tutorials, I am not going to break it down for you. Suffice it to say I tore strips of fabric in the various colors and then tied them to a wire wreath frame I found at Jo-Annes. I thought it would take forever, but I would say the whole project lasted about 2 – 2.5 hours. For the most part I just watched tv while I tied the fabric pieces on.
I love how all the different fabric patterns look like a solid color from far away, but when you get up close you can see the variations. The only thing I didn’t like about this project is all of the threads that shed as I was working on the wreath. I swear I am still finding strays around the house even though it has been swept and vacuumed at least twice since I finished!
I thought I would end with a picture I took while clowning around with my eldest son. He actually took most of the pictures you see above.
Hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day. Let’s bring on the SUMMER!