Today I’m having fun participating in June’s Pinterest Challenge with my blogging friends, hosted by Cindy from County Road 407. The challenge this month was to use any flag decor for your home. I’ll be showing you my easy patriotic rag wreath.
You may be asking, what is a Pinterest Challenge? A Pinterest Challenge is where we take an inspirational photo and create our own version of it.
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“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
If you are coming over from my friend Niky from The House on Silverado, wasn’t her patriotic kitchen decor so good? This month we are using the photo below from the super talented Liz Marie! Liz Marie is a fellow Michigander, so it’s so much fun using her photo for inspiration, this month!
Why A Patriotic Rag Wreath?
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.
How to Use Your Patriotic Rag Wreath
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 adds a festive and patriotic touch to your interior decor.
- Fireplace Mantel – I don’t have a fireplace mantel but if you have one, place the flag rag wreath in the center or off to one side. It adds a patriotic element without being too much.
- 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 from 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. It adds a patriotic flair to your outdoor space and can withstand the elements if it’s made with weather-resistant materials.
- 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 creates a festive atmosphere and serves as a backdrop for memorable photos.
An Easy Patriotic Rag Wreath – Supplies
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:
- Wire wreath frame (round or heart shaped) 12 inch
- Red, white, and blue fabric (preferably cotton or muslin)
- Twine or ribbon (if you chose to hang)
There are only a couple of steps to create this decorative project! In other words, this wreath is simple and easy!
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.
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!
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. By carefully crafting a wreath using red, white, and blue strips of fabric, you can showcase your love for your country!
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.
Next up, is Renae from Peacock Ridge Farms. Make sure you stop by and see her patriotic flag decor!