Liberty print rag wreath

For those of us with no time to make elaborate Christmas decorations, this is a really quick and easy way to make something special and personal for your home. Also, if you aren’t a particularly good crafter, you can not go wrong with this rag wreath.

A couple of years ago I pinned this image of a scrappy ribbon garland by Whitney Caroline Designs. I started to put one together this year with all my scraps of Liberty fabric and then a rattan wreath arrived in the post that I had been waiting for to make a dried hydrangea wreath. I decided to combine the wreath and my ribbon garland to make a rag wreath. It looks so pretty hanging on the window and it took me less than ten minutes to make…

A quick and easy rag wreath by www.apartmentapothecary.com

Tie strips of fabric scraps onto a strip of Christmas lights. Wind it round a rattan wreath (mine is a 12 inch one from Hobbycraft). That is literally all there is to it.

A quick and easy rag wreath by www.apartmentapothecary.com

Make sure you hang it near a plug, or use a strip of lights with a small battery pack.

I’ve seen another  version of a rag wreath over on the gorgeous Found, now home blog. If I’d had more time, I would definitely use twigs, instead of the ready made rattan wreath, and I also love the felt balls. Pop over and take a look.

Have you got any quick and easy decoration ideas?

Katy x

 

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10 Comments

  1. Zoe 18th December 2013 / 4:47 pm

    Fab idea – love quick and simple things! This looks great – and perfect way to use fabric scraps x

    • katy 18th December 2013 / 7:27 pm

      My house is falling down with fabric scarps so always looking for ways to use them up. Hope you have a great Christmas, Zoe x

  2. Rin 18th December 2013 / 6:45 pm

    This is a gorgeous upcycling idea. You can customize the color scheme it to fit your decor too! I’ll share it on Twitter 🙂

    • katy 18th December 2013 / 7:26 pm

      Yes, totally! It would be lovely to use Scandi prints for a more traditional Christmas feel. Thanks so much for sharing, Rin x

  3. Julie 18th December 2013 / 6:47 pm

    Oh, wow, this is just gorgeous!

    • katy 18th December 2013 / 7:25 pm

      Thank you, Julie. So glad you like it and thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

    • katy 18th December 2013 / 7:25 pm

      Thanks, Leanne! Hope your prep for Christmas is coming along nicely x

  4. em 19th December 2013 / 1:57 pm

    This is so cute – I love that it could be used at any time of year too.
    I bought £1 tacky wreaths from the £1 shop and covered them with trees and holly from my dads garden, but i might rescue the wreath after the holidays and cover it in fabric! x

    • katy 19th December 2013 / 2:47 pm

      Great idea! Would love to see it when you’ve done it xx

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