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I am almost done with my Easter decorations. I have just one more project to do and one minor finishing touches on another. Today I am going to show you how to make a Rag Wreath and give you a glimpse of my mantel.
Before I go any further though, I want to beg you to not judge me by my pictures. I just purchased Photoshop Elements and I am challenged at this moment. I want to do so many things and I need to sit down and learn. If you purchase Photoshop I highly recommend Erin at How to Nest For Less Photoshop series. You can find her series here. I personally need to sit down and go through her series. I have learned how to make headers and buttons but Im seriously lacking on the photo editing side.
I spotted this cute fabric at Wal-Mart and they were already cut into slices.
The slices were originally cut in 2.5″ x 41″. I cut them into 1.25″ x 5.125″. I laid them in the pattern I wanted to tie them on. Next I got a wire hanger. For my project I wanted a smaller wreath for where I was hanging it so I used a children’s size wire hanger.
I tried shaping it the best I could into and egg shape. I tied the fabric in a single knot and tied till I think I couldn’t tie anymore. Then I used my muscles and pushed the fabric together on opposite sides to open up more room. I then filled it in with more fabric.
I then hung my finished product with ribbon, push pin and placed above my mantel.
Here is a glimpse of my mantel. I am not done with everything you see below. I still need to paint my pots for the fabric egg topiaries and you will see that in a post next week.
I think it turned out cute! But, I would love to get ideas from you because it must have been a man who designed our house because who puts a fireplace underneath the staircase? I hate having to decorate it because of the slant. Do you guys have any ideas?
The egg topiaries will be featured this week but if you want to take a peak at the ribbon topiary tutorial I did you can find that here.
I hope you all have a great weekend!
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