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5 Easy and Cheap Spring/Summer Wreaths


Making these wreaths is therapeutic and super simple.  They are a fabulous addition to any door or interior decor.  A little girls room would look adorable with the pink and red wreath.  A mantel wreath done with your home’s primary colors would be sweet and cozy.  Best of all, these spring/summer wreaths are easy and cheap to make so the sky’s the limit on what you can create.  They can be changed easily and stored without worry of smashing flowers or other goodies on a typical wreath.

Material for this wreath can come from anywhere; old t-shirts, jeans, clothes the kiddos have outgrown, etc.  It’s a great way to recycle and the list is endless.  If you are a quilter, you are bound to have tons of scraps that can be used. However, fear not, if none of these are available to you or not in the color combos you would like, you can buy fat quarters or jelly rolls from the craft or fabric store. In the wreaths below, I have used both fat quarters and jelly rolls that I purchased to make specific color combinations.

I cut each piece, rather haphazardly, to be ten inches long and two inches wide. You do not have to be perfect, after all, it’s a rag wreath. I measured the first one and then just guessed at the rest of the cuts. It should look messy and colorful.  The appeal of this wreath is the color combination and the ragged nature of the pieces.

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What you will need: 


    • Embroidery Hoop (leave the pieces together to provide a hanger for wreath and for reuse) in desired size for your space (I used 12 inch and 8 inch hoops)   You can purchase a set of 4 on Amazon at the following link which would give you four sizes to work with.  


  • 1 set of Jelly roll strips in desired colors
  • or 6-10 fat quarters in desired colors (size depends on the fullness of the wreath and size of the hoop purchased)
  • Fabric Scissors 
  • Measuring tape 
  • Creativity!!  
Fabric strips for wreath
Knot tying styles for wreath
Closeup of slip knot technique
Using embroidery hoops makes these spring and summer wreaths cheap and easy to create.  Each strip can be tied just with a standard knot or with a slip loop knot.  With a standard knot, you will have tails on the inside and outside of the hoop which makes the wreath look full.  Using a slip loop knot, you will have both tails on the outside of the wreath form which allows the wreath to look larger.  Either option looks terrific!  And, if you do not like the knot you have chosen when you finish the wreath, it only takes minutes to go back and untie and tie the knots again.  Easy peasy…
red and pink slip knot wreath
yellow and orange slip knot wreath
red white and blue slip knot wreath
aqua blue orange green and white wreath
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