DIY Football Rag Wreath

I love football season. Whether I’m sitting on the sidelines at my son’s game, cheering on my favorite teams as I watch them on tv or simply have a game on in the background while I work, there is something about football that makes me happy and brings back good memories. In August I get my football decorations out and they stay out until Thanksgiving. Last year I made a rag wreath and I realized that I never featured it here on the blog so I wanted to share it. I made a wreath like this with crepe paper around the holidays back in grade school (1991!) and my mom had kept it for years. Though the crepe paper was a cheap option at the time, it didn’t keep that well, so I figured that fabric was the better choice for this. This wreath can be made using your team colors or embellished with your child’s name and uniform number if you want to make it even fancier but I kept it simple with what I consider “football colors” -brown (the ball) and green (the grass)- along with a white and gold colored fabric to lighten it up, wooden football decorations and a football themed ribbon to hang it.

The wreath is simple to make. You’ll need about six yards of fabric in the colors of your choice, a wire wreath base, a football or team themed ribbon and some football shaped wooden pieces. You can find all of these items at your local craft store.

Cut the fabric into strips that are approximately six inches long and an inch or two wide. Then tie it on to the wire with a knot in the middle of the ribbon.

Continue tying the fabric pieces on the wire, alternating colors.

Once you’ve fully covered one wire you can go around two or three of the others until the wreath looks full.

The next step is to add any embellishments and add a ribbon at the top so you can hang the wreath.

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  1. That is SO cute! I have a friend that hosts football parties all the time and I’m going to send this to her. She’ll love it!

  2. I need to make this for my son’s room. He’s a huge football fan, and I know he’d love to have that hanging up in his room for football season.

  3. This wreath is the best! I love the idea of putting up some decorations for football season.

  4. What a fun wreath, would be a great decoration for a birthday party too.

  5. Lisa Bristol says

    This is such a fun wreath idea. I will have to get the supplies I need to make one this weekend.

  6. Claudia Krusch says

    We are big football fans. I am in love with this wreath. It will be fun to make one for my door.

  7. Amy Desrosiers says

    This wreath looks amazing!! It must have took awhile, but was totally worth it!

  8. This is a really cute and super unique idea! I’ll have to show my friend, she always throws football parties.

  9. What a great idea for a wreath! My girls and I are going to make it this weekend!

  10. Football is actually considered a holiday at our house since we watch it as a family. This wreath is pretty fun and I think the whole family would enjoy making it to celebrate the sport we enjoy together.

  11. What a cute idea for a wreath! This is such a great way to celebrate Football.

  12. Nice DIYs. My cousin is a football lover, these are perfect for him

  13. This football rag wreath looks awesome!! Thank you for sharing the details with us!

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