Friday, February 1, 2013

NFL Team Rag Wreath {Tutorial}

Are you hosting a Super Bowl party this weekend? Looking for some last minute décor to really get into the team spirit? Well, this wreath is the perfect way to display your team's colors for all to see! 
The awesome thing about this wreath is its versatility. Rooting for Baltimore? Simply find some purple and black fabric for your creation. Perhaps you're a 49ers fan? Red, white and gold would be your colors of choice.
Me? Well, I'm a Texans fan. A HUGE Texans fan. Unfortunately, my guys didn't make it to the "big dance" this year. I decided to make a wreath to represent my "bulls on parade" spirit. It will proudly be displayed in our home from August thru January next year!
To make your own wreath you'll need:
*fabric in your teams colors
*scissors (or rotary cutter)
*wire hanger (or a wire wreath frame)

First, you'll need to bend your hanger into a circle. The top part of my hanger came off fairly easily after I twisted it around and moved it back and forth a few times. The best part about using a hanger? It's free!

Next, I attached a piece of twine to the hanger. This will be used to hang your wreath later.

Now it's time to cut your fabric. If you have a rotary cutter, I suggest you use it for this part. I didn't, so I was stuck cutting out my fabric the old fashioned way- with a pair of scissors. I cut the fabric into 1 inch by 6 inch pieces, give or take. I was definitely not measuring precisely!


Then, you simply tie the fabric onto your wreath form. I alternated between my four fabrics. Be sure to push them together as tightly as you can. That way your wreath will look very full. 

You could easily stop here if you wanted to. The wreath is done! But, I decided to add a little something extra to mine. A pennant banner! 

To make a pennant banner you will need:
*fabric scraps
*bakers twine
*mod podge
*glue gun


I simply cut small triangles out of scrap pieces of the red fabric. At first I thought that I could just stick the stickers onto the fabric. No such luck. They barely stuck. 

So, I applied a thin coat of mod podge onto the back of each stick, then pressed it onto the fabric triangles. Then I added a small line of glue from my hot glue gun to the top of each triangle's backside. I pressed my baker's twine into the hot glue and waited for it to dry.

All you have to do now is tie your little banners to your wreath and you're done!

This was a really easy wreath to make. I love how it looks! I definitely see more rag wreaths in my future. :)

Speaking of wreaths, I wanted to share with you all my newest venture, 8th Street Bridge. It's my very own etsy shop! I sell handcrafted yarn wreaths and monograms- made especially for you! Check it out if you get a chance. I'm so very excited to share one of my passions with you all! :)
Looking for more fun ideas for Super Bowl Sunday? Check out our other posts this week, all devoted to football's biggest game of the year!

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