School Spirit Rag Wreath

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School is back in full swing for most of us, and if you are like me, August is a bittersweet month.  Routine is welcomed, but I sure do miss my kids!  
 
With “back-to-school” in the air, I wanted an easy project to display our school colors.  With endless fabric options available, you can customize this rag wreath for any school or theme!  Using the same instructions for this Burlap Rag Wreath, this one turned out totally different using a larger wreath form and different fabric.  
 
Supplies needed:
 
Wire wreath form (18″ shown)
5 assorted fabrics (1 yard each)*
Scissors
Cut each fabric into 1.25″x10″ strips.
*(I used ribbon as one of my “fabrics.”  Fabric is definitely a cheaper option.  For reference, I used two 36-inch rolls of ribbon for this wreath, spacing them farther around the wreath to avoid using a third roll).
…forgive me for a few terrible Iphone photos taken at night;)
 
Begin tying strips in desired order around the inner ring of the wreath form.  Tie as many pieces as will fit in each section.  This will create a full, fat wreath!
Repeat on third row.  **Please note:  On this particular wreath shown, I tied fabric onto the first and third rows ONLY.   You should have enough fabric to add an additional row, if desired.  
Isn’t the assortment of different fabrics fun?  The possibilities are endless for you to create your own!
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Because the sun would fade this wreath pretty quickly on our front doors, this one will make its home on my daughter’s bedroom door.  A fun addition for the start of a new school year!
 
For a smaller, more compact wreath like this Burlap Rag Wreath, use the 12″ wreath form.  
 
For other ideas to show your school spirit, check out these projects from the archives…DIY Burlap Footballs and Painted Foamboard School Letters!
 
Be sure to Pin these ideas to make later:)
 
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Comments

  1. That looks fantastic! I just pinned it so that I can try to make one when I have some time. Thanks!

  2. So, so cute!!!! I guess we need to choose school colors for The Shoe Academy! :)

  3. Hi Amanda! This wreath is so cute! I pinned it for future reference…it looks so adapable for lots of occasions.

  4. Love, love, love this!!! I am pinning this and TOTALLY copying it in fall colors for our new house! Such a happy craft!

  5. Beautiful way to show school spirit! I love how fluffy and full it is. Pinning! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  6. That is so cute! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from At the Picket Fence. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-11.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  7. What a GREAT idea! Going to start on one tomorrow! :)

  8. Love this! And the polka dots are so cute! I’ll be featuring this tonight!
    Thanks for linking up this week at the Creative Inspirations Party at Embracing Change!
    Stacey

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  10. You have such a knack for making a front door look fabulous…and with so much school fun, too! Love it. I’ve featured you on today’s Tuesday Ten: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/08/new-tuesday-ten.html

    Thanks for linking up yesterday!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

  11. I love your school colors and this wreath turned out amazing! Pinning and featuring tonight! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  12. Super cute! I’m in the wreath making mood.

  13. Wonderful Wreath, Love your blog! I have awarded your blog with the One Lovely Blog and the Very Inspiring Blogger Awards!
    JoAnn

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  16. I absolutely love this!! I will be posting my version of this today and will be featuring yours with a how to link up. :)

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  17. Such a darling display of school spirit! i love it!

  18. LOVED your spirit wreath so much I had to make my own. I just posted about it and linked to you! Thanks! http://porkchoptuesday.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/school-spirit-wreath/

    • Thanks for the link and for letting me know you made one! Forgive the delay in replying…we just moved to MS, and it has been crazy:) have a great week. Amanda

  19. Jennifer says:

    I just made this last night. I was surprised by how fast it went. I used a 12″ wreath form, and it came out great, except I learned that I should have made the strips about 8″ instead of 10″. Since the form is small, the fabric in the middle looks a little full, but it should be ok. I can’t wait to make more of these.