Christmas Rag Wreath and Ornament

Christmas Rag Wreath and Ornament from Marty's Musings

I’m so pleased to be part of the All Things Home Christmas Craft Showcase. (Stay tuned below for a list of all the participating blogs.)

We had so much fun visiting the 30 homes on our Christmas Tour that we wanted to gather a few more fabulous bloggers to showcase their favorite Christmas crafts.

 Christmas Craft Showcase Handmade with Love

I’m leading off today with an easy craft for the crafty and totally unskilled as well.

The materials include scraps of fabric or old clothes and a wire clothes hanger.

How can you beat that? Cheap and easy.

I made my first rag wreath back in the fall after our All Things Home Fall Tour and just loved the colors.

I knew I wanted to make another wreath for Christmas to hang on my old window frame in the vignette for my living room.

Step one: Take an old wire hanger, clip off the top part with wire clippers, then twist the wire with pliers to form a circle. 

Christmas Rag Wreath and Ornament from Marty's Musings

I realized I needed to grab some clothes out of the Goodwill bag, and I chose a red sweater, both a white and red jersey shirt, a striped pattern, fabric from an old sheet and burlap.

I like mixing textures and colors, especially with the weight the burlap gives.

Step Two: Cut the fabric into about 8″ sections an inch wide (or around 6″ strips for the smaller one.)

You may find you want to adjust this measurement based on whether the material is stretchy or stiff. I did not use a ruler after I cut the first strip. This project does not have to be perfect!

Christmas Rag Wreath and Ornament from Marty's Musings

Step Three: Start tying the strips on the metal circle. You can either use a repeating pattern or go random!

Christmas Rag Wreath and Ornament from Marty's Musings 

Since I am in love with anything chalkboard I added a miniature one to both the wreath and the ornament.

Christmas Rag Wreath and Ornament from Marty's Musings

Christmas Rag Wreath and Ornament from Marty's Musings

Christmas Rag Wreath and Ornament from Marty's Musings

Doesn’t it look amazing on this old window?

2013 Christmas Home Tour from Marty's Musings

2013 Christmas Home Tour from Marty's Musings

Below is the ornament on our tree. Isn’t it beautiful and quaint?

Christmas Rag Wreath and Ornament from Marty's Musings

Christmas Rag Wreath and Ornament from Marty's Musings

If you only have time to make one handmade craft this year I hope you’ll give my rag wreaths a try. I know the rest of the bloggers listed below are filled with inspirational ideas! Go check them out! 

Monday, Dec. 9

Marty’s Musings
Crafty Texas Girls
The Frugal Homemaker
Deja Vue Designs
House on the Way

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Worthing Court
Petticoat Junktion
Girl in the Garage
My Soulful Home
Pet Scribbles

Wednesday, Dec. 11

The Everyday Home
Plum Doodles
Cupcakes and Crinoline
Create and Babble
Sweet Pea

Would you like to see more of my Christmas projects? Simply click on the picture below to go straight to the post.

2013 Christmas Home Tour from Marty's Musings

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Rustic Christmas Centerpiece

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  1. So pretty and I love the different fabric textures. Your holiday home tour was gorgeous as well. Have a wonderful week!

    • Thanks so much for the compliment, Wanda! I am a texture gal so this wreath was just perfect for me! I’m so glad you visited my Christmas home tour post, as well. Thank you!

  2. Hi Marty, I love your rag wreath. I wouldn’t have thought to use a sweater, too cool! The other projects are fun too. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

  3. I love your rag wreath and have always intended to make one. Your colors are perfect for Christmas and I’ll bet that you could easily use this as a Valentine’s decoration, too. This party is so much fun! It’s been great to see what ideas each participant shared today.

  4. Marty I LOVE this! I’ve made rag garland before but it didn’t even cross my mind that I could make a wreath. This is going on my to-do list for sure- thanks for sharing! (And happy to be on the tour with you!)

  5. Your mantle looks great! I love this craft– I am a big fan of burlap. Beautiful Christmas decor.
    :) Samantha

  6. So very cute! I love the little ornaments! They’re precious!

  7. Marty, your wreath is perfect! I’ve seen so many wreaths on Pinterest, but none has grabbed me yet…until yours! I love burlap, and the idea of this DIY being perfect for the unskilled just screamed my name! I’ve yet to make a wreath, but you’ve inspired me to try yours! Stay tuned… LOL

  8. This is so pretty, Marty!

  9. I love rag wreaths, and this one is so pretty! I’m loving the red and white combo this year so this wreath really caught my eye!

  10. Marty I LOVE this!! I am making one as my boxwood wreath I bought 2 weeks ago is all dried up already. I will make one of yours, replace it and it for years to come!

  11. Your rag wreath turned out so cute, Marty! Love it and pinned it. :)

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