Red Ticking Holiday Fabric Wreath for Under $12

4 Materials
2 Hours

This is the (fabric!) holiday wreath you don’t have to put away with the decorations. Another bonus: you can make it in one sitting and for under $12. It can be used in several ways, year-round.

Keep it simple and use un-embellished, or add an initial, cutout, or ornament to accent. Christmas? Add a festive truck and tree, a nativity, or bottle brush trees. Fourth of July? How about a ribbon with red polka dots or navy stars? Valentine’s Day? Add a heart ornament or a cutout of the word “love.” So many options, y’all.

The other good news is, it’s CHEAP! I bought the metal wreath form at the dollar store and used my coupon for my ticking fabric at the craft store. While you're at either of these places, check out their ornaments/ribbons for ideas on dressing up your wreath. (optional)


I used about a yard and a half of ticking fabric (45″ wide), and snipped the end of the fabric.


I then ripped each strip all the way to the end of the fabric.


I then clipped each long piece into 9 inch pieces. Strip widths were about 1.5 inches x 9 inch pieces.

Knot Strips to Wreath Frame

Once you have your strips (or you can do this in batches), begin to loop your strips through the wire wreath frame. For each strip, put wrong sides of the fabric together in half and pull the ends around the wire.

Pull Ends Through the Loop

Pull the ends through the loop where the fabric is folded in half and pull tightly.

Pull Snug Around Wire

Make sure each of these are pulled snugly around the wire.


And tighten.


Repeat this step to cover every section and row of wire.You’ll start to see the fullness of the fabric take shape. Fabric ends and ripped edges will be frayed. This is the look we want, so keep going!Here’s what the fabric will look like up close.

Your wreath should look something like this. You could also do this with a drop cloth, or any other fabric you like. Tip: select fabric that looks relatively good on the wrong side of the fabric, because it will show.

Embellish with an Ornament or Ribbon (Optional)

Here’s the fun part! Personalize or embellish your wreath. In addition to the ideas mentioned above, here are some shots of how to customize for the season or your preference.This cutout is from the dollar store– you could leave as is, stain or paint red or white. Gorgeous for ONE DOLLAR!

The tags and ornaments below are also fun to tie to dress up gift baskets or a wine bottle. Something so simple can really add to your gift or sentiment. This little ornament tag was around $2 at Hobby Lobby on sale.

Now it’s an everyday wreath! How cute would this be in the kitchen window?

Red ribbon would be cute for Valentine’s Day! I like these hung in windows by a hidden hook or a clear suction cup hook.

You don’t even have to put this fabric holiday wreath away with the decorations– switch out the ornament to something that fits your style and leave it up year-round. Happy decorating, y’all!

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  • Joanie Joanie on Dec 08, 2020

    Candy canes or peppermint hard tac and a red bow? Finishing touches??????

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