Red & White Christmas Wreath made with Fabric Strips
Look at my first Christmas decoration: a ragamuffin wreath. (Of course heavily or should I say heavenly inspired by my first ever favorite blogster The Nesters Ragamuffin garland).
Nice, don’t you think. Want to make one? Here is what you need:
A stash of fabric (scraps) in the color combination that works for you. (mine is intended for the kitchen and I have a red and white thing going on in there , or I will once I start decorating). A plain metal ring. I found a white one at the crafstore but you can make your own from old metal clothes hangers. A string of Christmas lights and some tiebacks (just go through your kitchen drawer if you are anything like me you will have hundreds of them lying around).
Wrap the lights around the metal frame and losely attach them with the tiebacks.
Tear or cut you fabric into scraps. Mine were about 15 cm (7” ) long and I varied the width from 2 cm (1 inch) to 5 cm (2 inch). No exact science necessary here. I used fabric, ribbon and even a whole bunch of this curtain ribbon (you know the kind you have to sew to the back of a curtain to make pleads) I found somewhere in the dungeons of my craft room.
And then just tie, and tie, and tie. The only thing that you have to be careful about is that you do not tie in any little lightbulbs, keep them free so that they can shine their light and loose the little heat they generate (mine are LED so they become luke warm at best).
And then enjoy!
Are you going to make one?
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