{Patriotic} Rag Wreath & {Cheap} Wreath Form

With the 4th of July approaching quickly I decided I better get off my….well you know….and get my patriotic projects going! Since the month of May basically disappeared on me I’m a little behind! I wanted to add a patriotic wreath to my wreath hanger in the house.

I decided on a rag wreath!

Instead of buying a pricey wreath form, I headed to Home Depot and bought some pipe insulation. It’s $.97 for a long piece of it (you could get 2 or 3 wreaths out of it depending on how big you made them). I cut a piece of the foam to the size I wanted and used a piece of Gorilla tape to secure the ends together.

I primered the whole thing just in case any of the foam showed through. For an example of how I rip the fabric for the wreath see here . I used 5 different fabrics total.
I love that it’s like a firecracker going off. Red, white, and blue everywhere!

It’s simple, fun, and you can’t get a better price!

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  1. That’s adorable! What did you use for the stand/hanger?

  2. about how much fabric do you need to buy to complete the wreath?

  3. @ Laina: I used the wreath hanger that I talked about here: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/03/thrifty-thursday_10.html

    I gave it a new paint job with Heirloom White!

    @ Stephanie: I bought 5 different fat squares and I used a little over half of them!

  4. This is really beautiful! I love it!

  5. I really love that you used that pipe insulation! Wreath forms can be kind of pricey at the craft store. Great idea and I need at least a couple of these wreaths for my front porch for the summer! Thanks.

  6. how cute is that?! i need to get some 4th of july in my apartment soon so this may be a great way to do it!

  7. Love the pipe insulation…what a great idea!


  8. So cute! And could easily be changed for different holidays! Great idea! Visiting from TT&J 🙂

    Check out what I made this week at:

  9. Oh, my gosh. Pipe insulation. That is AWESOME. I almost had a cow when I saw how much the styrofoam wreaths are at Michael’s. Thank You!

    Thanks for stopping over and linking up on Momspiration Monday too 😉

  10. Brilliant!

  11. Really cute wreath! Thanks for the great idea about making the form with pipe insulation…I never would have thought of it!
    (Thanks for putting my link in the post 🙂 )

  12. Oh, wow–what a great idea! I would never have thought to use pipe insulation as a wreath form; that’s genius! Your wreath looks wonderful.

  13. Your wreath came out so cute! I just made one too using ribbon but by wrapping it. Love the idea of using pipe insulation much cheaper 🙂

  14. Oh my goodness this looks amazing! What a fun wreath.

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and would love for you to stop by and join in!

  15. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!


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