June 22, 2021

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How To Make A Patriotic Rag Wreath For Dolls

Time for another holiday décor craft! Do your dolls love to decorate for the 4th of July like ours do? This simple craft tutorial will show you how to make an adorable rag wreath, themed for the 4th of July. Your dolls will love to hang it on their front door, over their mantle, or even in their room. Read on to see how easy it is!

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Supplies:

• Fabric scraps in red, white, and blue colors
• Fabric scissors
• Jewelry wire
• Wire cutters
• Wide ribbon



Step 1:  Make a circle with your jewelry wire. Depending on how thick and strong your wire is, you may want to make it double thickness. Cut your wire long enough to overlap the ends and twist together. We made our wreath about 6 inches in diameter, but you may want one bigger or smaller.



Step 2:  Using your fabrics, cut little strips. We made ours about 4.5 x 1 inch wide. It certainly doesn’t need to be exact, but they do all need to be similarly sized. You will need a lot of these! We cut less blue ones and more red and white ones since we will need more of those. But exactly how many you need will depend on your fabrics and your wreath size. We just kept our fabrics nearby so we could cut more strips as needed.



Step 3: Begin tying your fabric strips onto the wire. Only use a single knot. Try and make sure the ends sticking out are even and about the same length, and try and make it so that the right side of the fabric is turned up. We want as much of that red, white, and blue to show as possible!

Continue tying on fabric strips, beginning at the top and going down the left side first. Alternate with blue and white fabrics first. We ended up using two blue strips and then two white strips. Keep adding fabric strips and pushing them back against each other so it is packed tightly. Continue until a quarter of the wire circle is covered.



Step 4:  Once you’ve reached the one quarter mark, switch to using just red and white fabrics. Again, we found using two red and then two white fabrics gave a nice look. Continue tying, pushing them back against each other, and fluffing your tie ends as you go. Once you get to the top again, push one more time and add more fabric strips in the empty space. The fuller your wreath is, the better it will look!



Step 4:  Once you are done and you like the look, cut a long length of your wider ribbon to loop around the top of the wreath to hang it with. If you want, you can tie it on so it will stay in place.



And that’s it! Hang it in your doll room, on your doll front door, or it would even make a cute decoration in your own home! And remember to revisit this craft for other holidays as well. A Christmas one would be so cute!!



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100 Comments

MARNIE
MARNIE

June 27, 2021

Red, white, & blue shorts and tees for sure. God Bless America!

Mary
Mary

June 26, 2021

i have a ton of red, white & blue ribbon, so a fancy headband will be a for sure! A cute little romper will fit the bill!

Diana
Diana

June 25, 2021

One of the 4th of July dresses I made last year as i haven’t had much time to sew this month.

Melinda
Melinda

June 25, 2021

I guess they will be wearing the red, white and blue outfits that I made them a couple of years ago when I added a boy to my collection. I have since added MaryEllen and Rebecca, so I need to make them something.

Carol Dunn
Carol Dunn

June 25, 2021

My doll will be wearing a dress made with the Art Deco Free Pattern made in Red,White and Blue fabrics.
I hope I’m a winner, thanks for the chance to enter.
Carol Dunn
in East Lansing, Michigan

Sam
Sam

June 25, 2021

Jeans with red,white, and blue themed stars and stripes tops

Theresa
Theresa

June 25, 2021

I will dress them in the red white and blue outfits I made from pixiefaire!!

Deb
Deb

June 25, 2021

My dolls will wear patriotic colors and prints (stars and stripes!) Thanks for the wreath tutorial!

Sharon
Sharon

June 25, 2021

so cool! love this website

Heather
Heather

June 25, 2021

My daughter likes to pull out all the doll clothes and put together red, white, and blue outfits for her whole crew.

Dellasue
Dellasue

June 25, 2021

I am ready to start my swinsuits for the year. I probably will make them Red, White and Blue!

Linda
Linda

June 25, 2021

The girls and boys will be wearing shirts and shorts in a variety of red, white, and blue patterns.

Barbara
Barbara

June 25, 2021

For our 4th of July festivities we will wear Red, White & Blue outfits with matching hats and sandals. With their red, white and blue hair accessories also. We will have a great day.

Renee B
Renee B

June 25, 2021

Many of my modern dolls will be wearing 4th of July outfits that I’ve made for them over the past couple of years. I really enjoy finding embroidery designs that will fit on plain red, white or blue t-shirts. Sometimes I add bling with faux crystals in the middle of the firework design. I keep my eyes open for patriotic fabric that is the right scale to sew rompers and sundresses. My dolls will have a picnic table and a bar-b-que with flags and a banner strung between dowel rods. It’s so fun to come up with new decorations for the 4th. Eventually I will get my George Washington and Betsy Ross outfits made. It would be cool to make a 4th of July Parade with the dolls too, Oooh, I could decorate their bikes! So many outfit to sew! I better get to work!

Marian Peoples
Marian Peoples

June 25, 2021

For our Independence Day celebration my dolls will have ensembles in various patriotic designs in Red, White, and Blue, of course!

Caroline Crowley
Caroline Crowley

June 25, 2021

Mine will wear blue polkadoted shorts with the Liberty Jane hacked t shirt that has stripes and stars..

Brenda
Brenda

June 25, 2021

I’m Canadian, so our celebration is July 1. The wreath is cute!

Diane R
Diane R

June 25, 2021

Right now I am not working on my dolls. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Kathy
Kathy

June 25, 2021

Well I think they just might need something new. Maybe the party time sweetheart by Donna Kinley.

Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith

June 25, 2021

Going to wear red dresses or red white and blue shorts

Judy
Judy

June 24, 2021

Can anyone tell me where to download ‘TIME’? Everything else I get from Pixie Faire!!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

June 24, 2021

I am making a Pixie Faire pattern in the colors. I always make my girls different outfits using only what I buy from Pixie Faire. One year I crochet them one of the Pixie Faire outfits for our doll club. Thank you for asking:)

Jackie
Jackie

June 24, 2021

My dolls will be wearing shorts. it’s hot here in summer. I think red or white shorts with starry blue tops. Or red and white striped tops.

Mary R.
Mary R.

June 24, 2021

I not sure yet, but it will be something red, white and blue!

Dorothy
Dorothy

June 24, 2021

They will be wearing the outfits I made last year and waving their flags as the neighborhood parade goes by. Their furry sister and brother will be decked out to celebrate with them, too.

Carol
Carol

June 24, 2021

Red, white, and blue summer dresses I made them this year.

Janet
Janet

June 24, 2021

Coordinating sun dresses in patriotic fabrics with wide brimmed hats.

Cath
Cath

June 24, 2021

My dolls will all sleep safely in their bin, waiting for a chance to be the model for any new clothes that I might make. Hopefully, the dolls that I make the clothes for will be having a nice picnic with my nieces and friends’ daughters.

Cora
Cora

June 24, 2021

My dolls won’t be doing 4th of July. They are getting ready for the state fair and will be in various stages of designs—from Victorian to wedding to baby doll to other categories.

Sharon
Sharon

June 24, 2021

Red, white, and blue outfits with some stars

Gail
Gail

June 24, 2021

Blue denim shorts, a white T-shirt with a red hoodie makes a great patriotic outfit.

designdreamer
designdreamer

June 24, 2021

Very cute!

Laurie
Laurie

June 24, 2021

Jean shorts and a white t-shirt like the 4th of July t-shirt hack. It was so easy & fun to make.

Connie
Connie

June 24, 2021

Jean shorts, red /white tshirt

Helen
Helen

June 24, 2021

I have an assortment of outfits in red, white and blue that my dolls will wear. I just made a pillowcase (drawstring) dress out of an old sheet with blue and white stripes. I used red bias tape to bind the shoulders and make the drawstrings. Super easy and I loved how it turned out!

Joanne
Joanne

June 24, 2021

A red, white and blue Rosie Romper for RRFF by Genniewren Designs!

Doris
Doris

June 24, 2021

Cute project

Rhonda
Rhonda

June 24, 2021

They are wearing a Popsicle Top and Sunday Skort

Tina Lott
Tina Lott

June 24, 2021

I think comfy shorts and a t-shirt in red, white, and blue with a cute hat to keep the sun off her face will be the outfit for the day. I already have red, white, and blue earrings.

S
S

June 24, 2021

Not sure.

Connie
Connie

June 24, 2021

Red, white and blue of course.

MARIA
MARIA

June 24, 2021

Will love them in our colors red-white and blue
Will do them new summer dresses

Annlee
Annlee

June 24, 2021

My doll will be wearing a Red,White and Blue Sundress with a star headband.

Katherine Ackerman
Katherine Ackerman

June 24, 2021

For the forth of July, dressing doll in play suit in red and white. Adding a blue jacket in case it gets cold. Also blue shoes.

mariann
mariann

June 24, 2021

Some will wear RWB but I am partial to florals… especially watercolor prints. thanks for the chance to win <3

Ruth Ann
Ruth Ann

June 24, 2021

I’m away from home for a while, so they’ll have to stay in their (embarassed to say) Christmas outfits!

Melodie
Melodie

June 24, 2021

She hopefully will be wearing a red, white and blue sundress. Topping it off with the 4th of July headband! God bless the USA!

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

June 24, 2021

Various summery outfits in Americana colors!

Jeanne
Jeanne

June 23, 2021

She has a capris that blue with silver stars. It pairs nicely with the red bandana top.

Mae Lynn Beck
Mae Lynn Beck

June 23, 2021

Hoping to make a red and white skirt with the sunburst pleats from this week’s SWC. Also a navy top

Janet
Janet

June 23, 2021

I am afraid I am behind, they will not be in celebration clothes this year.

Kim
Kim

June 23, 2021

My dolls will be wearing Red, White & Blue! ❤🤍💙

Laura
Laura

June 23, 2021

My girls will be wearing red white and blue ❤🤍💙 outfits made from pixie faire patterns 👗🩳👚retro romper, halter-all, safari skort and tie front blouse

Kathleen Rowley
Kathleen Rowley

June 23, 2021

They definitely be wearing their 4the of July headbands, then white tee with jeans. Of course blue sandals. I love the wreath that was featured!

Gail Beqm
Gail Beqm

June 23, 2021

A white t shirt with an embroidered USA flag and some blue and white star shorts with some cute sandals.

Judy
Judy

June 23, 2021

My doll will be wearing a cute red, white and blue sundress to the Fourth of July parade and picnic. Love the wreath! Great way to use up scraps!

Candace
Candace

June 23, 2021

My dolls are dressed in star studded red white and blue parade outfits, each carrying our USA flag. 6 dolls in their specific era costume.

Eileen
Eileen

June 23, 2021

She will be wearing a cold shoulder dress.

Cathy
Cathy

June 23, 2021

My dolls have matching red, white, and blue shorts and T-Shirts, and red sandals

kathy m
kathy m

June 23, 2021

my doll outfit in red and blue star dress sundress and purse to match

Donna Sherry
Donna Sherry

June 23, 2021

For July 1. Canada day my doll will wear white t-shirt with a red maple leaf on it with a red skirt.
For July the 4th she will wear a blue blouse with white stars and re and white striped shorts blue sandals

Alison
Alison

June 23, 2021

The red white and blue tee that Pixie Faire recently advertised

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

June 23, 2021

A Red, White, and Blue bathing suit for a pool party!

Jackie Koepnick
Jackie Koepnick

June 23, 2021

red white and blue of course pants tops and dresses

Sue D
Sue D

June 23, 2021

Red gingham top with blue jean skirt.

Carol
Carol

June 23, 2021

I love it!

Linda M.
Linda M.

June 23, 2021

I have some cute red, white & blue dresses, jumpsuits, leggings & tops they can dress in! Thanks

Dori
Dori

June 23, 2021

We probably won’ be celebrating here I just had knee replacement and can’t get up to their room to dress them this year—wheelchair bound. (Sigh)

Lori
Lori

June 23, 2021

They will be wearing their dresses and Capri outfits, that are made from patriotic fabric!!! And playing with their sparklers!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Tatum
Tatum

June 23, 2021

Distressed cutoffs and matching flag shirts! My dolls love a good picnic party!

Terry
Terry

June 23, 2021

Comfy clothes for an afternoon picnic, such as t-shirts and shorts.

candy
candy

June 23, 2021

A swimsuit We will be having a pool party.

Pamela
Pamela

June 23, 2021

We are planning on cute tops in red, white and blue with solid pants that can be worn all summer long!

Kathleen A
Kathleen A

June 23, 2021

50’s style red, white and blue!!

Deborah
Deborah

June 23, 2021

Making red, white and blue bathing suits for granddaughter & her doll

sheila
sheila

June 23, 2021

they will wear cute shorts and top for their picnic.

Lynn
Lynn

June 23, 2021

Swimsuits! So they can enjoy fun at the lake!

Rachel
Rachel

June 23, 2021

My doll will wear a red, white, n blue print sundress with a matching sunhat. She will have blue shoes with white stars on them. She will carry a white jacket in case it gets chilly after dark for fireworks.

Summer
Summer

June 23, 2021

Thanks for the giveaway!

Heidi
Heidi

June 23, 2021

Thanks!

Shasta
Shasta

June 23, 2021

Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy
Amy

June 23, 2021

Cool!

Cindy
Cindy

June 23, 2021

Cute!

Bridgette S
Bridgette S

June 23, 2021

Thanks for the giveaway!

Bridgette
Bridgette

June 23, 2021

I don’t know.

S.C.
S.C.

June 23, 2021

I’m hoping I can make them something patriotic for the 4th of July but currently I don’t have much red,white, or blue patterned fabric 😬 I do have a white hat that I put a cute red white and blue ribbon on☺️ I’m thinking of making a float red summer dress with hints of white and blue 😀

GOD BLESS the USA!!! 🇺🇸

Carrie
Carrie

June 23, 2021

Oh, haven’t decided yet but will look for red, white and blue outfits.

Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown

June 23, 2021

Swim suits!!!

Jeanne
Jeanne

June 23, 2021

My dolls will be wearing red, white and blue outfits that I made using Pixie Faire patterns.

Ashley Sims
Ashley Sims

June 23, 2021

My dolls will be wearing red white and blue tutus!

Cindy Charles
Cindy Charles

June 23, 2021

They will each hold an American flag! One dressed in white, one in red and one in blue. PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!

Joann Sheeler
Joann Sheeler

June 23, 2021

What an adorable craft. My dolls will be wearing their red, white, and Blue outfits

Marie
Marie

June 23, 2021

Love this idea! Red, White & Blue are also the flag colours for England and France. No matter what nationality you are, this wreath idea is so useful. My dolls will not be naked on the Fourth of July…ok, well maybe a few of them.

Sue
Sue

June 23, 2021

Our girls will be wearing the red, white & blue T- shirts we made from your tutorial with the white t-shirt and red stripes with the blue star, from your site. As well as other patriotic outfits ! Have a Great Independence Celebration(s). :)

Donna B
Donna B

June 23, 2021

Red white and blue bandana outfits!

Holly
Holly

June 23, 2021

My girls will be wearing sundresses or rompers, my boy will be in shorts and a cool tank top! Summery colors and fabrics for all, and bare feet are a must at out picnics

shaun
shaun

June 23, 2021

My granddaughter’s dolls will have red white and blue swimming suits on so they can play on the water slide!

Maurine
Maurine

June 23, 2021

All my dolls will be wearing stars and stripes outfits that I have made.

Cynthia C
Cynthia C

June 23, 2021

My nieces will dress their dolls in whatever red white and blue clothes they have.

Suzi
Suzi

June 23, 2021

I don’t dress my dolls for holidays

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