{Tutorial} Tie Dye Rag Wreath

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I got a great stash of neon products from i Love to Create to inspire a fun project. And I adore neon. So of course I end up with a project that looks very un-neon. (But I still love it…) This tie-dye rag wreath will take some time to make, but I promise it’s completely fool proof.

Tulip One-Step Mini Tie-Dye KitsI’ve made traditional tie-dye, but the bottles in the one-step mini tie-dye kit make life so much easier. (And a lot less messy.) Just fill each bottle up to the fill line with water and give them a shake. The kit even includes the rubber bands and the gloves you’ll need to keep your hands mess free.Cotton Fabric Crinkle Tie DyeI started with two yards of unbleached cotton fabric. (Natural fibers take dye best.) I used the crinkle method for this tie-dye.  I wet the fabric, placed it on a trash bag and crumpled it up. Tie Dye Crinkle MethodThen I went completely insane with the dye. Normally letting more than two colors touch is a bad thing when you’re doing tie-dye. In this case I knew I wasn’t going to let the colors fully develop. And I liked the look of letting the colors muddy a bit. I covered the fabric with another trash bag and allowed it to set for a few hours. I then rinsed it out completely and let it dry. Rag Wreatch Rotary CuttingI avoided the temptation to do something silly like iron the fabric, even though it was totally wrinkled. (Wrinkles are not a bad thing in this project!) I used a combination of scissors and a roatary cutter on a self-healing mat to create tons of fabric strips. My strips were about 1″ x 4″. They don’t need to be perfect. You can go wider, narrower or longer-but I wouldn’t recommend going shorter-four inches is the minimum you’ll need to create your loops. Rag Wreath FormI attached dozens and dozens of fabric strips to a wire wreath form. (I used a 12″ form, and two yards of fabric was more than enough to cover it completely.) Rag Wreath LoopJust make a loop with the fabric. Rag Wreath Loop on FormPlace the loop under one of the wires of the wreath form. Rag Wreath LoopsThen pull the ends of the fabric through the loop. And repeat. Tie Dye Rag Wreath in ProgressOver and over and over…Tie Dye Rag Wreath tutorial from As The Bunny HopsIt will take some time to get the right amount of fullness on your wreath, but I promise the project couldn’t be easier. (I recommend making all of your fabric strips and then settling in to watch a movie or two…)

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  1. 1) It came out absolutely adorable. I’m thinking if I beg enough, I’ll have this hanging on my door soon (think picture frame here).
    2) I’m certain I could still make a mess of myself with these.
    3) Your craftiness amazes me!
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  2. Love this wreath and I can see seasonal wreaths made with different fabrics as well. It does actually look like this would take forEVER, but it’s very cute.
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    • There are a million possibilities. Especially if you are making your own fabric! (And it really does take forever…but it’s so easy. And if you’re not under a deadline it’s the perfect project to do a little here, a little there on until it’s finished!)

  3. This is GORGEOUS! You are so talented!
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  4. Melissa Teears says:

    The wreath is so cute and looks easy enough for me to do.
    I love all of the colors.

  5. This is super cute!

  6. Missy Marie says:

    This is gorgeous! Great way to ruse old t-shirts:)

  7. Danielle Porter says:

    This is really cute! I’ve also done this with straw wreaths. You cut the fabric into squares and wrap it around an awl. dip the end in glue and then shove them into the wreath! It looks pretty much the same!

  8. nerdzrage says:

    This is so cute I can’t wait to try it!

  9. Nicole Robert says:

    This isAmazing! You are so talented!

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