Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Easter Calico Rag Wreath

Whilst visiting blogs recently I came across Gina @ Random Thoughts, who was one of the hostesses of the Spring'taculer Craft Link Party Parade.
I just fell in love with her Easter Burlap Rag Wreath. Click on the link to see how pretty is it.
The tutorial was very easy to follow and so I decided to make one myself.
Not having any burlap to hand, I improvised with a length of creamy white calico left over from my bunny rabbit crafting days.

Ripping the calico gave my wreath the country homespun look that I was after. Thanks go to my friend Sue @ ISewQuilts for that tip.
In place of the pink pail and Easter flowers that Gina used, I hung a decorated egg bought many years ago at a craft fair in Bavaria and still one of my favorite items of Easter decor after all this time.

What do you think? C'est jolie n'est pas?


  1. Oui c'est tres jolie

    Carolyn xx

    Happy Spring

  2. Your new wreath looks lovely - almost feathered and suits the background of the second photo. Hope that you're feeling better these days Maggie!

  3. Very cute.

    I remember once my parents made one of this just out of plain clear plastic bags - - - it was very cute too! I believe at Christmas time they hung tiny red ornaments on it.

  4. Maggie, you calico strips work perfectly for this project. I like the fluffy look, and I can see why your egg is a favorite. Happy spring! ~ Sarah

  5. Oh Maggie, it's perfect. Love your touch of the egg and thanks for the plug.
    Sue x

  6. Oh yes, it is sweet! Perhaps I will try one too.

  7. The torn edges are just perfect for the soft look of an early spring wreath. Just lovely.

  8. ooh- I like! The calico is a nice soft colour and looks great with the egg decoration.

  9. Good idea. I put up some wreaths today, but I bet I can improve them. Maybe not burlap though. BTW we will be in your area in August.

  10. This is really cute! It just dawned on me a few days ago that Easter is next weekend instead of the 14th. Let's say I'm not anywhere near done!


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