If you follow along with The Project Pile on Facebook, you may have seen the beautiful fluffy and poofy burlap wreath that I shared the other day, that my good friend, (Courtenay from over at The Creek Line House) made and posted about… Gorgeous!
This was my inspiration, or rather motivation, to finally get my butt into gear and whip up the burlap rag wreath that I had been hoping to devise long before now!
So yesterday, I finally got my act together and came up with this really beautiful, yet really easy and fast wreath to make!
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Last Christmas, one of my good friends showed me an awesome trick, of how to make the perfect wreath form out of a pool noodle! Sounds a little silly right?! And maybe even kind of looks a little silly in the below picture… But seriously, it’s really a super-genius hack!
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All that you need to do, is take the two ends of your pool noodles, and duct tape them together! Then you end up with this really amazing, perfectly circular wreath form! So cool, right?!
To make sure that none of the bright greenness showed through, I wrapped my pool noodle in burlap…
Ta-dah! Much better already, right?!
Here are my rags that I decided to use! The burlap is leftover from the one of the garlands that I decided to use on my Christmas tree, last year, and the other material is left over from an old rocking chair that I “tried” to reupholster back in my early DIY days…
So for this rag wreath, I wanted to see if I could speed up the DIY time a little, by making my rag strips into little bundles… It actually worked, really, really well!
All I did was cut my fabric into strips roughly around 2″ by 4″. I then cut up a bunch of skinny strips as well, to use for tying my bundles together.
I then took my strips, folded each in half, stacked them into little bundles…
And then tied the little bundles together. I made my bundles up of either three or five strips of material at a time.
For my burlap bundles, I used the same process, but instead used a little piece of twine to tie my bundles.
Oh! And if you are feeling like you really want to up the anti on the difficulty level of this project… Insert way too busy, but trying to be super helpful, baby here!
And… Insert crazy, pantless, fabric-stealing wild-child, right here!
“But Mom, this is my Elsa cape and I really need it!”
Ok. Close your eyes, and pretend your house is not being completely destroyed while you try to tackle this really fast and easy project. Count to ten… And continue!
So here is my cute little pile of fabric and burlap bundles! I didn’t actually count how many I created… I would just make a few, lay them out on the carpet the size of my pool noodle, and keep creating bundles until it looked good! (Like the most scientific procedure, ever!)
For this wreath I played around a little with the layout of my bundles, until I liked what I saw… I placed my fabric bundles evenly spaced all around my wreath.
Looking pretty good, right?! Ha. Just kidding… We still have to add the burlap!
FYI: I just used some good old hot glue to fasten all of my bundles to my wreath!
After I had fastened my fabric bundles to my wreath, I then just did the same thing with my burlap bundles… Spread them around evenly on my wreath form, and then glued them on top of my fabric bundles.
The very last thing that I did to my wreath, was add some faux berries, but you can use whatever you like! Some fall leaves, some flowers, a pretty bow, or even just leave it plain if you like!
Also, just as a little side note, I just pushed my berry stems into my pool noodle to fasten them there. This just allows me to easily switch them out when I want to change up my decor, or use this gorgeous wreath for a different season.
To be honest, it really only took me less than one hour to make this “bundled” rag wreath, and that was while chasing around my crazy baby and my super wild-child!
If you are looking for a really quick DIY project that will add a huge impact to your home, I would definitely give this a try!
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