DIY Rag Wreath…to conquer the boredom.

My daughter has decided her meals need to take foooooooorevvvvvvvvvverrrrrrr to consume. & I am bored. Problem is…if I get up from the table, she just stops eating & resumes her much more fun than eating activity. ::sigh:: So I have felt like a prisoner at the kitchen table for nearly three hours a day…sitting…watching…barking at her to eat. & I realized that I needed to change something about the situation because it was no good for anyone. Time to find something to do while she was eating…that I could do while still maintaining some soft of eye contact & conversation with her. Enter my latest project: the DIY rag wreath.

This was completed over the course of three meals. No creativity required. Just a wire wreath form ($3, Michaels), a bunch of fabric scraps, a scissors & the ability to tie knots. I first found the idea during Kelly Moore’s awesome 12 days of DIY series. Then Julie of ZozoBugBaby had a box o’ scraps sale (I purchased one!) and well…this is what happened:

This is made out of about 95% Zozo scraps & I needed a bit extra to fill in the gaps & make the flower & leaves. I also learned that it goes faster if you use longer strips–like 1 or 2 x 5ish inches. I made the mistake of starting with strips too small & it was taking forever! So make them a little longer than you think. You can always trim.

I made the flower out of a long ruffled strip, like I showed you how to sew here & how to make into flowers here. :)

I kind of don’t want to hang it outside…it’s too cute! ;) Happy…..spring? Sure feels like it down here! & you could totally do this with seasonal fabrics/colors for a fun holiday project for the front door! Halloween…Thanksgiving…Valentine’s Day…ooh. So many ideas!

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Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creativewhere I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is almost complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.