Patriotic Rag Wreath

Posted by on June 26, 2013 in 4th of July, Crafts, Holidays | 34 comments

Patriotic Rag Wreath

Short on time to make something special or different for Memorial Day or the 4th of July? This idea takes very little time and may be the project that is just right for you. It is easy enough for a child to do as long as they can tie a knot. You see, tying a knot is the greatest skill level needed to make this Patriotic Rag Wreath.

Patriotic Rag Wreath

 This idea was born after I saw a 4th of July Rag Wreath here.

I wanted to make it more in the traditional red, white and blue.

I happened to have  red, white and blue sheets that were in a bag ready to be donated to a thrift shop. When I thought of  making this, I went right to that bag and salvaged those sheets! Lucky I had not given them away! I just happened to have everything on hand. Here are the supplies I used….


red, white and blue material 

  I liked the sheets as there was no wrong side. The solid color was on both sides. You might want to remember this if you buy material. (If buying material, adjust amount to the size of the wreath. One fourth yard of red and white will be more than plenty – 1/8 yd. of blue for a 6 inch wreath)

Wire – 12 gauge   (this can vary – it’s just what I had on hand)

Foam glitter stars or any stars



Tear or cut material into 1  1/2 inch wide strips

Cut strips into approx 5 1/2 inch lengths

I used 21 (5 1/2″) lengths of white, 21 lengths of red, and 10 lengths of blue.  This was for a 6 inch diameter wreath.

If you make a bigger wreath, you will need to adjust those lengths. You want an open area in the middle of the wreath. Trim lengths if you find them too long.

Bend wire into a 6 inch diameter circle and bend a hook or loop for hanging the wreath.  ( Adjust this diameter to your liking.)

Fold in half and tie each length on to the wire. I tied 3  of red and then 3  of white. For the blue area, I tied 10 lengths.

Patriotic Rag Wreath

Alternate red and white.

When finished tying all the lengths, add foam sparkle stickers to the blue area.

Make is as fluffy or flat as you choose.  Hang on a door, window or use in your decor as a patriotic accent!

Fast, easy and turns out great!

patriotic Rag Wreath

 Check out my other 4th of July Patriotic posts for more games and crafts Part 1 & Part 2

Other options: Make a larger wreath using a hanger for the wire base. Adjust the length of the pieces to the size of the wreath.

Rag Wreath

It works as a candle ring, too!


Happy 4th of July!

Phyllis (Oma)

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  1. Cute wreath! And quick crafts are great! Thanks for sharing at Patriot’s Palooza!

  2. Hi Oma – I love easy crafts – I do not have the DIY gene but tying knots I can handle. Love the patriotic wreath and thank you for joining the Patriot’s Palooza party! Hugs, Holly

    • Thanks! Yes, I think you can handle this one! So easy!

  3. super cute! Love this as a wreath or candle ring 🙂

  4. I love it! 30 minutes is about my attention span. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend.

  5. Perfect for a festive holiday – Happy 4th of July!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. AND thanks for the link back to BeBetsy. -xo Have a terrific week.

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  6. Fabulous!!! I love this Phyllis!
    I’ll be featuring you this week @ Inspire Me Fridays, thank you so much for linking up!
    Enjoy a happy 4th!

  7. Included your wreath in a 4th of July round-up made up of links shared at Give Me The Goods! Super cute! Dimples & Pig Tales

    • Thank you!

  8. love quick and easy cute crafts! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us.

  9. This is so great and I love the tutorial. Thanks for sharing. I wanted to invite you to come over to my blog and join the challenge this week. The challenge is Red, White and Blue. Each week we have a new craft challenge. The link up begins tomorrow, Wednesday so come on over!!!!
    You just might win!
    Dee, the CSI Girl

  10. Very cute!

  11. I love that it is perfect for a center piece and you can make a matching bigger one and hang on your door. Plus it looks totally easy!

    • It is totally easy!!!

  12. I love the idea of using it as a centerpiece!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. 🙂

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  13. Very cute — love that it can also be a candle ring.

  14. Great wreath and I love that it’s a quick project! Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Fluster Buster’s Creative Muster Party! Looking forward to seeing what you’re going to link up next week.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  15. New follower via Think Pink Sunday! I love the wreath! TFS


    • Thank you! Glad to have you as a follower!

  16. I LOVE this! I want to make one today!

    • It won’t take long! Go for it!

  17. Wow, I am not crafty but I totally think I could do that! Thank you for posting.

    • Yes, you can! Have fun!

  18. How sweet and I love that it only takes 30 minutes. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

  19. WoW! I love all your ideas! Pinned each one! Thanks for linking up with us this weekend at One Sharendipity PL.

    Sue @

    • Thanks for pinning!

  20. What a cute and easy wreath! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from The Weekend re-Treat linky party.

  21. Adorable! This looks so fun to make. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 Found you at Anything Blue Friday.
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  22. Totally loving this great idea!!


  23. Your wreath sure Pops! Pinned in my americana board!

    • Thanks! I appreciate your pinning this post!

  24. Pinned this one to my Summer Fun board. Thanks again for coming to the party!

  25. I love this wreath! I am making this for sure…it looks like it was so much more involved!

    • Very simple I assure you! Glad you liked it!

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