Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rainbow Love

Love me some Rainbows.....

I made two of these to hang outside and another smaller one for the inside.

It didn't take long at all to make them.  I bought 7 fat quarters in rainbow colors cut them into 4 triangles to make the outside pennants.  

(I ended up not using the rainbow ribbon or the white twine, I used brown twine instead)

Ran a quick stitch up the sides

And attached some plain twine to the flags to sew them all together.

Then I bought 7 more fat quarters in the same colors to make another pennant for inside.  This time I only made one of each color and saved the scraps for another project.

Now I have some rainbow love inside and out...

I took the leftover fabric scraps and cut them into strips to make a rag wreath.
I bought an embroidery hoop (14") at a thrift store for 50 cents to use as my wreath form.

I was going to use the rainbow ribbon (from the above pic), but I found some really cool tie dyed rainbow ribbon and decided to use it instead.

Rag wreaths are super easy to make (just buy a wreath form or use an old wire hanger) and then tie on strips of fabric.  It looks cute and like you spent alot of time making it, but this one only took me about 20 minutes start to finish.

My husband and friends say I live in a "Rainbows, Sunshine and Lollipop World" and now I really do hahaha!

Linking to....
Tip Junkie handmade projects


Helene said...

I love all the colors!!! That wreath is awesome!!!!!

CygnetMommy said...

I love the idea of the rag wreaths! I bought fabric with flags on it and some red fabric to make one for 4th of July. I never finished it because I ran out of fabric. But I bought a bunch of other colors to make more wreaths for spring, summer and fall. Hopefully I'll finish them in time! Thanks for the idea!!

Rebecca Dot Com said...

I love it :) Those are so good! You did a great job - thanks for sharing! Im having a giveaway - would love for you to enter!!

Eschelle Westwood Mumfection said...

that wreath is just to die for!! I really love them above your sliding door/window