Feb 27, 2013

Muslin Rag Wreath for Spring

I made this shaggy wreath with white muslin fabric.

Using a wire wreath form (small) & 1 1/2 yards of muslin ($1.99 per yard).
I folded the fabric into fourths length wise. Ripped into approx 8 inch wide strips and snipped the edges width wise at every 1/4 inch - approximately - with fabric scissors. Then rip at each snip.
(I pressed the top of the wreath form at the top to make an oval shape - only because I was hoping to make an Easter Egg sort of shape. In the end it just sort of looks - well, oval)
Using two strips at a time - I tied them around two wires at a time - alternating outer two, center two and inner two. That made my wreath nice and full. 
The back looks like this. You can just use the frame to hang it or tie an extra strip of left over muslin there in a little ring for hanging.
This is pretty much the same technique as my Favorite Burlap Wreath but the muslin fabric is much easier to work with (and way less messy).
The fabric frays just enough to give it a stringy, shaggy texture.
Now - where to hang it!?
I plan to embellish it somehow to make it more "Springy" but it is such a versatile little accent for all year around.
Doesn't look much like an Easter Egg...but, I tried.
If you like wreaths like I do - check out THIS post.
Sharing at these parties...

39 comments :

Bliss said...

Love it, pinned it.

Bliss

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Holly! If I had somewhere to hang more than the one wreath I have on my front door, I'd be making this ASAP. Love the look and that it is so inexpensive, too.

Mimi@blueroofcabin said...

What a fun wreath, I love it!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh my gosh...that is beautiful...just as it is!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That turned out so pretty--I love how soft and girlie it looks. I want to make one--but that looks like a lot of tying!

Cynthia said...

What a great wreath, so fun and pretty.

Cynthia

Heather Carson said...

LOVE this!
i'm having a craft night with some girlfriends next week and I think i'm going to make this using burlap :)

xo - heather
This Life Is Yours Blog

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Holly, your wreath is so soft and pretty! It looks wonderful!

Diane said...

This is just awesome. A little while back I was going to make a rag wreath out of a sheet I have (never did care for it that much). I just couldn't find a good tutorial....and now I have it! Thank you for sharing. Diane

Shannon said...

Oh my goodness, Holly, it's so pretty! I love it!
xo,
Shannon

Leslie Harris said...

This is great! I love it plain, but I think you could even put a few colorful eggs on it for Easter. I'm pinning it.
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

Gail said...

So cute Holly!

Pendra said...

So sweet, the possibilities are endless! I love muslin, it is so inexpensive and versatile! Thanks for sharing Holly!
Hugs,
Pendra

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very pretty, Holly! I love how full it is.

lynn said...

thanks for sharing the steps, holly:) adorable!

Dawn said...

Love it, now I want one:)

Barbara Jean said...

Gorgeous!! But looks like way too much work for me.
I'll stick to birch tree wreathes.

blessings
barb

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

That wreath is awesome!!! Can't wait to make one...thanks so much for the tutorial...!!
Putting this one on my Facebook!!!

ImSoVintage said...

What a great idea. Pinning :)

Melissa Skidmore said...

TOO cute! Maybe not an Easter egg, but a bunny tail! It sure has a Springy look! I am pinning this! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your wreath turned out fabulous! I would certainly make this for my front door! It's so fluffy!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and joining TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS and sharing your pretty muslin rag wreath!

Lisa said...

This is beautiful - love the softness! Happy Thursday from the enchanted oven.
xo,
Lisa

Terry and Danella said...

Hi HOlly! Ok, this time I'm gonna 'just DO it!'. Thanks for your inspiration... and as always, love everything you do!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Holly,
Such a darling wreath and I love how trifty it was to make.

Blessings,
Linda

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Love it...it's perfect for spring and summer.

reFresh reStyle said...

Simply beautiful! pinned :)

chateau chic said...

Your wreath looks so pretty and fresh and fluffy for spring! If your spaces are full, I could certainly find a place for it in my home. :-)
Mary Alice

Debbiedoo's said...

Ahhh that is really neat Holly! I love the look and it is so you.

VMG206 said...

Ooooh, so pretty! I have to make this soon!
I found you today thru Craft-O-Manic Linky Party, where I'm #318. I hope you will stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
~ Megin of VMG206

Jennifer Hughes said...

What a terrific idea! Please share it on a terrific linky – Design Décor Tuesday. www.designdecortuesday.blogspot.com. See you there! ☺

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Heaven's Walk said...

Holly - I think this is the cutest, frilliest, fluffiest, most romantic little wreath I've ever seen! I just LOVE it!!!! The fullness, the tattered edges are just perfection! I pinned it because I'll definitely be making this soon! Thank you for sharing it today! :)

xoxo laurie

Pieced Pastimes said...

Hi Holly, Your wreath is so pretty to welcome Spring.
Thanks for sharing,
Suzanne
Pieced Pastimes
PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks

Klem said...

I like this projects. Not a big fan of wreaths and this is a good one!

Thanks for the step by step.

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pink*cherub*moon said...

Hi Holly! I just saw the wreath like this that you sent to Mary Alice and had to come over and tell you how beautiful I thought it was! Such a creative idea for a lovely wreath! Hugs, Leena

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Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Thank you for posting this idea!

Matthew said...

Hey there! Thank you for sharing this awesome wreath made from rag. This can be a great giveaway for our customers, inexpensive but a great craft!


Matt
Window Planet for Superior Quality Windows and Doors in Toronto

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