Summer Rag Wreath

Okay so I totally didn’t make it to Week 3.
But I LOVE how this project turned out!!
Thanks for following along!

Here are the details…
{be sure to visit One Month To Win It to check out the other great projects}

We had a budget of $5.
That’s HARD!
I finally decided to make a rag wreath because I knew that I could purchase a wreath form for cheap.  Then I went to the fabric store {thank goodness I have their loyalty card}.  I hummed and hawed over all of the fabric and tried to figure out how much I would need and which fabrics would keep me under budget.  I fell in love with this batik {gorgeous hey?} but it was somewhat over budget.  I chatted with the nice lady at the cutting table and explained that I was in a competition with a strict budget.  She said ‘here, dear, we’ll make it work’.  And gave me 1 meter for the price of half a meter {in addition to my discount}.  Score!  I must remember to bring her a little something next time I’m at the fabric store.

I had to get a shot of the receipt just to prove what a deal it was!  I tore all of my fabric into 1″ by 12″ strips.  Then I tied them around my wreath form using a single knot {a double knot used too much precious fabric}.  I made the little rosettes {my first time ~ I am no longer a fabric rosette virgin} and thought that I was pretty smart {lol} to poke knotted scraps of fabric into them to embellish.  Another scrap served as a hanger.  Oh but I wasn’t done there…

Not submitted for the competition was this complementary White Wreath that I made.  I actually went back to the fabric store to get more white fabric and used scraps of the blue for fabric rosette accents.  I love the layered look of the two wreaths together!  The white one is currently on the mirror in the dining room and the blue one outside on the front door.  Our outside decor coordinates with the inside!!! YAY!!!
{Am I Type A or what?}

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  1. Sweet Floweret says

    Great job! Love the wreath and the colors.
    This Tuesday I am hosting my weekly linky party called “20 minute Tuesdays”. It’s for projects that cost less than $10 and take 20-30 minutes (ISH). This project would be perfect! Would you consider linking up on Tuesday?
    PS: I have 30 spots left to receive a free button pony tailer! Check out the details here:

  2. Cozy Home Scenes says

    I love your blue green wreath. It makes me think of water with all the movement and texture of the design of the fabric and the way it’s cut and tied. Good luck on your contest!

  3. Sharde says

    aww i love the rag wreath! its so adorable! im going to have to make one of these after i move out of my inlaws house. lol 🙂 and your rosettes are awesome, im jealous that i suck at making them!

    found you thru backyard eden today!

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