Summer is upon us, and with it comes the feeling of renewal and the celebration of Independence Day! What better way to welcome guests and showcase your patriotic spirit than with a beautiful rag wreath adorning your front door? This DIY project is perfect for crafters of all skill levels, and it’s a budget-friendly way to add a touch of charm and Americana to your home’s exterior.

A close-up photo of a red, white, and blue fabric rag wreath on a metal-topped table with three candle holders with blue candles behind it.

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Rustic Charm Meets Red, White & Blue

You know I am all about using what I have to create new projects. At least, I use what I have when I can.

I have a ton of ticking fabric from making my cottage blankets. If you don’t know about my cottage blankets or why I make them you can read about it in my post The Journey. Anyway, I have so much extra material in my craft room and I had an extra wire heart, so I thought it was the perfect idea to create my own rag wreath flag.


“I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.” – John Thune

Gather Your Supplies: What You’ll Need

Creating a flag rag wreath is an easy, charming and unique way to incorporate flag decor into your patriotic celebrations. Below is a step-by-step guide to help you make a rag wreath flag.

Materials you’ll need:

Step 1 – Cutting Up the Fabric

After you choose your wire frame, the first step in creating your wreath is to cut your fabric strips. For my wreath, I used strips of fabric that are 1.5 inches wide and 8 inches long. To be honest, I didn’t count the amount of strips, however, I used roughly 1 yard of the red and white ticking and 1/3 of a yard for the blue and white stars.

You may need more or less depending on how full you want your wreath to be.

Step 2 – Tying Up the Loose Ends: Attaching the Fabric Strips

Once all your strips of fabric are cut you are ready to loop them around the wire frame. You can use any kind of knot you prefer for this project.

I added all the red and white ticking first, leaving a large enough space for the blue and white stars.

Tying the fabric can be a little time consuming but the end result is totally worth it! Once you have completed adding all the

Show Off Your Stars & Stripes

A flag rag wreath can be a versatile decoration that can be hung or used in various places to showcase your patriotic spirit. Here are some ideas on where you can hang or use your flag rag wreath:

  • Front Door – The front door is a classic and popular location for wreaths of any kind. Hang your flag rag wreath on the front door to welcome guests with a touch of patriotism.
  • Interior Walls – Choose a prominent wall in your home, such as the living room or entryway, and hang the wreath as a focal point. It will add a festive and patriotic touch to your interior decor.
  • Fireplace Mantel – I don’t have a fireplace mantel but if you do have one, place the flag rag wreath in the center or off to one side.
  • Windows – Hang the wreath on a window using a suction cup hook or ribbon. I used this method when I made A Simple Springtime Door Basket with Tulips. This allows it to be seen fro both inside and outside your home, adding a festive touch to your window decor.
  • Outdoor Porch or Patio – If you have a covered porch or patio area, hang the flag rag wreath from a hook or nail.
  • Party or Celebration Backdrop – If you’re hosting a 4th of July gathering, use the flag rag wreath as a backdrop for a dessert table, photo booth area, or as part of your party decorations. It will create a festive atmosphere and serves as a backdrop for memorable photos.

An Easy Patriotic Rag Wreath

As you can see, this project is super easy and one you can pull out and use for multiple holidays throughout the year. It can also be used in multiple places in your home, too. By carefully crafting a wreath using red, white, and blue strips of fabric, you can showcase your love for your country!

A close-up photo of a colorful, rustic rag wreath made from red, white, and blue fabric strips, resembling the American flag. The wreath sits on a metal cabinet with light-colored finish.

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I hope this has inspired you to make one of your own! Remember, the flag rag wreath is more than just a craft project; it is a symbol of pride, unity, and respect. It serves as a constant reminder of the rich heritage and values that keep us connected as a nation.

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Happy crafting and happy celebrating!

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35 Comments

  1. Your rag wreath is perfectly adorable, Kim! What a simple project with great results! Thanks for sharing it. 🙂
    Niky

  2. Saw that rag wreath and didn’t immediately realize it was yours, and was going to screenshot it for you!🤣
    Love it!!!!

  3. Your wreath is adorable and I totally want one! Maybe I can get one done by Labor Day. 🙂 Glad you could join us. Happy 4th and I hope your celebration is amazing.

  4. What an adorable wreath and such a great idea!! I’m going to buy the supplies tomorrow! So
    Excited to make one!

  5. Kim, I love your patriotic rag wreath!!! Somewhere in my stash I have old, like 1980’s old, star fabric… I need to make one of these wreaths! So cute and pretty fast to create, too!! Thank you for a fun craft idea. <3 Really fun!

    Enjoy your pretty wreath,
    Happy summer hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  6. What a darling rag wreath Kim! I made a patriotic ribbon wreath last year, but I have scrap fabric and a star shaped form, so I might have to do your version! Happy summer ☀️

  7. Rag wreaths are so fun to make, and I love how they look! I’ve been thinking about doing a star one myself. Maybe next year! 😉 Thanks for sharing the ‘how-to’, Kim!

  8. I love your darling rag wreath. It looks so cute. I need to make a rag wreath for my home. They are too cute not to make one.

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