Stars & Stripes Rag Wreath

Hi Ribbon Retreat readers! I’m Jill from Create.Craft.Love. and I am tickled pink to be here guest posting today! A couple of weeks ago, I fell in LOVE with the Riley Blake Stars and Stripes fabric line. {I may or may not have a slight fabric addiction. hee hee} The down home Americana feel to the patterns and patriotic red, white and blue scream summer and 4th of July! My Firecracker Rag Wreath from last 4th of July was a huge hit and I wanted to do something similar but with an updated feel. I have a super easy tutorial for creating YOUR own Stars and Stripes Rag Wreath!

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Materials for Stars and Stripes Rag Wreath

Riley Blake Stars and Stripes Fat Quarter Bundle

Cutting mat

Acrylic Ruler

Rotary cutter

Wire wreath form

Painted wooden letters {optional}

Start by cutting your fabric into 6 inch x 1 inch strips. Turn each fat quarter length wise on your cutting mat, cutting into 6 inch strips. Then stack the 6 inch strips on top of each other and lay horizontally on your cutting mat. Cut 1 inch strips from that stack of fabric. Repeat process with all fabrics in the bundle.

Throw all of the strips into a plastic grocery bag for ease. Begin tying the strips to your wreath form. I started with the inner ring and worked to the outer ring. I also had a pattern in my head to keep it organized and even but to give it a “random” look.


rag wreath up close

Continue this process until the wreath is full. Throw a movie in the DVD player and start tying those strips on. It took me the whole movie to complete.

rag wreath wip

Once the wreath is finished, I hot glued my painted wooden letters to the wreath.

Stars & Stripes Rag Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Stars & Stripes Rag Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

There is something about a rag wreath that screams homemade and looks very country shabby chic!

Stars & Stripes Rag Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Huge thanks for having me here today! Hope you stop by Create.Craft.Love and check out my other goodies!!


Welcome Jill and thank you so much for sharing this fun and festive 4th of July Wreath. What a great way to show our American Pride by hanging this FABulous wreath on our doors for everyone to see. You are truly talented Jill, and we are so glad you shared your talents with us today! To see more of Jill’s talents, pay her a visit at Create.Craft.Love. She would love for you to stop by!

Can you believe the 4th of July is right around the corner? Check out these other adorable and festive 4th of July projects that are bound to get you in the mood for flying fireworks. 🙂

How To Make A Loopy Puff Bow

Flag Bow How-To

Patriotic Bunting Pillow

Specimen Art: A Yo-Yo Craft

Have A Wonderful Day & Happy Creating!
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  1. paula
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    love this giving me some good ideas thanks a lot

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 16, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

      Hi Paula! Thank you! We are so glad you like it! Have a wonderful day Paula! Michelle 🙂

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