Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Rag Wreath

   I'm sprucing up the house for spring, so I decided to make a wreath that incorporated some spring-ish colors but was not too girly for my hubby to look at.
  I ripped (about) 1 1/2 x 8 inch pieces of unbleached muslin and simply tied them with an overhand knot onto a wire wreath frame.  I made sure to bunch it really close together so that it looked fluffy and the green from the wire didn't show through.
  After the wreath was all set, I made three ribbon roses of various sizes.  I then attatched the roses to the wreath using saftey pins so that I can switch it up in the future if I want to. 
I made the wreath while watching the Nate Burkus (love him) show.  So, it took about an hour to rip and tie the fabric onto the wreath.  The roses took about another 20 min. to make and secure them to the wreath. 

  This is a very cheap and easy project.  I already had everything on hand, but I'm guessing it cost about $5.00 in materials.  Muslin is cheap and I LOVE the way it looks.  A yard costs around $3.00 or less and I probably used about half of a yard for this project.  The ribbon was free to me and leftover from another project for which I was comissioned.  I love how the roses add that spring color without making it look so pastel and pukey!  I'm sure my husband appreciates it too! :)

Now go make one!!!
allie B
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Susan said...

I LOVE your wreath!!! thanks for telling us how you made it. I think one like it would be perfect for my guest room.

Erin said...

Your wreath is fabulous!!! :)

June@I will craft said...

Great wreath. I love the look of the ripped fabric. I might have to copy this and update one of my wreaths.

allie b dallie said...

Thanks ladies! I love to share! Like I said...go make one!! :) It is just too easy!

amber marchant said...

So very precious! Great job!!!

amber @ barbwired

Jessica said...

This is so cute! I really love the texture and color the muslin brings to the wreath. I'm in to wreaths lately and have now added this to my list. :)
I love the ribbon flowers as well. I never thought to use ribbon for flowers like that. Thanks so much for sharing!

LrSchwtz said...

This is such a pretty wreath! I'd love for you to share them at My Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at

Marina said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! Love the colors!
Visiting from

RH said...

Hi Allie,

thanks for showing us your beautiful wreath.
Can you please share how you made the ribbon flowers? Mine don't turn out as neat. Any tips will be appreciated.

Susanmeep said...

I love the wreath, it is so pretty.
I am following you from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you like to follow me back? Susan's Family
thank you :)

Crafty Girls said...

Super fun wreath...I love it!


LrSchwtz said...

Thanks for linking up to Share the Wealth Wednesday at

cara said...

I LOVE this! It's so spring-y and pretty!

Great job!


Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - I featured you today! - Mandy,

Are You A Mom said...

Great Blog! I am your newest follower...Please stop by and say hi
and Have a great day!!!!

mrs.shopper said...

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Caleen said...

Love this wreath. Really cute. I am new to your blog. Fun to see a new idea. Have a Happy Easter. :)

Julie said...

I would love for you to come by and link up to Inspire Me Monday. It's up all week!

Screaming Sardine said...

This is such a pretty wreath. I like how it's framed, and I love the addition of the colorful rosettes. :)

You're more than welcome to link this up to my party:

Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

Marina said...

I LOVE this! Love the colors! We featured this over at Have a great weekend!

Lanell said...

Very, very cute. I'm a new follower. I found you at Simple Home link party.

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower! Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration. I LOVE the wreath too!

Katie @ OhhBaby said...

this is really cute! definitely makes me feel all spring-y!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

This is beautiful! I love making those cute little rossettes :) Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

I'll be featuring you tonight at Creative Juice!

Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you back this week...

Debbie @ OtRD said...

Love this!! Wish I had this in my home!

How did you make the roses? I the fabric glued together for those?

Laura@Corner House said...

I love this wreath! the colors are so beautiful. GOOD WORK!

oliverblue photography said...

Adorable! I want to make one for the holidays? What sort of wire wreath did you use at the base? I have seen single wire wreaths and multi-layered wire wreaths.... I want to be sure to get off on the right foot! If you don't mind sharing, that would be awesome!


allie b dallie said...

Hi Nikki!
So sorry it took me so long to get back with you. Our broke awhile ago and we just got a new one!! Yay!
For this wreath I used the multi layerd wire wreaths. It really helped to make the wreath look full.
So glad you are going to make one!
I'd love to see it!!
Allie B


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