It’s Valentine’s week! Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? I have to admit, I don’t decorate a lot for Valentine’s Day but I found an amazing Valentine Rag Wreath I wanted to try.
Yes, a rag wreath!
Have you ever made one? They are so easy, inexpensive and fun to make!
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For this project you will need:
1 yard of red and white ticking fabric
A spool of narrow red ribbon
1 red paint – ( it can be spray paint)
Step 1 – Prepare the Wooden Heart
I started this project by preparing the wooden heart. Since the heart needed to be painted, I did this step first so it had time to dry. Before painting, I drilled a small hole in the top of the heart. Next, I painted the heart with red paint, using some chalk paint I had on hand. If you don’t have any paint, you can buy spray paint or a small bottle of acrylic paint. Once both sides were painted and dry, I set the heart aside until I was ready for it.
Step 2 – Fabric Cuts For Your Rag Wreath
Next, I needed to cut the fabric. I used a red and white ticking fabric for my wreath. Your strips of fabric will need to be 1 ½ inches wide by 8 inches long. If you use the ticking fabric you can cut or rip the strips. Once the strips are cut or ripped, into 1 ½ inch wide pieces, you then need to cut them into pieces 8 inches long.
Step 3 – Add Fabric To Wire Wreath
Once complete, you can start adding the fabric to the wire wreath. Fold the fabric in half and use a knot to tie around the wire frame. Do this until you have completed each ring around the wreath.
Step 4 – Add Your Wooded Heart
Once the fabric is on the wreath, the last step is to add the red painted heart. I used an ⅛ of an inch wide ribbon and slipped it through the hole. If you have trouble getting into the small hole, use an embroidery needle to feed the ribbon through. I hung the heart, in the center, from the last row of wire. I also used the same ribbon to hang the wreath.
That’s all there is to it! It’s a very easy project and one that will add a festive Valentine touch to your home decor.
I hope you love making yours as much as I did mine!
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