DIY Rag Wreath Tutorial

DIY Rag Wreath Tutorial

A DIY Rag Wreath is a great way to add some festive color to your home. Learn how to make your own rag wreath with this simple tutorial!


Chances are, if you do any kind of sewing, you are sitting on a mountain of fabric scraps. Ask me how I know.. I have bags and bags of scraps – odds and ends of fabric that I’m too scared to toss.

You’ll be thrilled to know that you can use this fabric beautifully to make some of the most festive holiday decor. Fabric Ball Ornaments are one of my favorite ways to use up these scraps. But you can also make a cute Fabric Rag Wreath that’s perfect for any time of the year.

Pick out a holiday fabric – or, aim for something bright and cheery to welcome spring. You can even mix and match coordinating fabrics for a nice change, too.

Although a rotary cutter and mat are not necessary for this project, they certainly make cutting the fabric a lot easier. Use a coupon at JoAnn or Hobby Lobby to pick up a rotary cutter and mat. It’s well worth the investment and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without each of them!

Materials - DIY Rag Wreath

Buffalo Plaid Fabric Wreath

Materials needed:

    • 1/2 yard of buffalo plaid flannel fabric
    • 10” Styrofoam wreath form (You can find on Amazon)
    • Scissors or rotary cutter
    • Glue Gun or Floral pins (You can find them on Amazon)
    • Ribbon
    • Wooden chopstick or similar item to poke the fabric into the Styrofoam



Cut fabric - DIY Rag Wreath

Step by Step - DIY Rag Wreath

Step 1:   Cut your fabric into 2” squares.  

Step 2:  Make a pile of your squares and grab your chopstick.

DIY Rag Wreath

Rag Wreath - add fabric to foam wreath

Now – Step 3: Take a square of fabric. Using the pointed end of the chopstick, aim it into the middle of the square of fabric and push into the foam wreath. You will push it in about 1/3 of the way in.

If you push it in too far, you won’t get the fulness you want, but if you don’t push it in enough, the pieces will fall out. You will quickly get into the rhythm and will be able to “feel” the right depth to push the fabric in. 

Finished Rag Wreath

Step 4:  Repeat step 3 until the wreath is filled. Cut a length of the ribbon, make a loop and attach with your glue gun or floral pin. Attach decorative embellishment if desired.

DIY Fabric Rag Wreath

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