How To Make A Quick And Easy Drop Cloth Wreath With Photos

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How To Make A Quick And Easy Drop Cloth Wreath
How To Make A Quick And Easy Drop Cloth Wreath With Photos

Have you ever seen those gorgeous wreaths on Pinterest and wondered how to make them? Here’s your tutorial, with detailed instructions and photos to show you how to make beautiful drop cloth wreaths–with no sewing required! That’s my kind of project!

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Drop Cloth Or Fabric

First things first! You can use any fabric you like for this project, but I’m using the leftovers from my last drop cloth project to make this wreath. If you follow along with my weekly projects, you’ll know I don’t let anything go to waste.

How To Make A Quick And Easy Drop Cloth Rag Wreath

The Supplies You’ll Need

STEP 1: Cut The Drop Cloth Fabric

The first step is to lay out the fabric or drop cloth you choose to use on a flat surface. My dining room table is the perfect spot for me, and I use this surface for many of my fabric projects.

If you use a drop cloth, I highly recommend bleaching it first. CLICK HERE to see how I bleached mine.

For this DIY wreath, you’ll need to cut approximately 1X6 inch strips of fabric.

I recommend you cut as you go so you don’t cut too many.

Here is everything you'll need to make a DIY drop cloth wreath. It takes less than an hour and the results are gorgeous!

STEP 2: Start Attaching Fabric To The Wire Frame

There are five sections on the 12-inch wire frame wreath. I found it was the easiest to work one area at a time.

Take one 6-inch strip of fabric and tie it to the wire wreath frame. You can start from any side, but I found it easier to work from the outside in. The first row will progress quickly.

How To Make A Quick And Easy Drop Cloth Wreath - Step By Step Tutorial

The second row is a little slower. You can see how I had to fish the strips between the wires. It’s not tricky, just time-consuming.

The raw edges of the material will fray. It makes it all the more beautiful, in my honest opinion. There’s just something about this drop cloth wreath’s organic look and feel.

Tie each strip of fabric to the wire frame to make an amazing DIY wreath. It so simple and takes less than an hour to complete.

STEP 3: Continue Attaching Fabric

Continue section by section until all the wires have been tied with the fabric strips.

Once it’s complete, take the drop cloth wreath outside and give it a good shake to remove the frayed edges of the fabric. Doing this will soften the edges of the material and give it a beautiful softness.

You may need to adjust the strips of fabric to position them upward. During the tieing process, they can get distorted and twisted together.

I made this gorgeous DIY drop cloth wreath in less than an hour with items I already had in my craft room. It feels so good to use up those scraps of fabric.

STEP 4: Hang Your Drop Cloth Wreath!

For my drop cloth wreath, I chose to layer it over an existing lambs ear wreath I had. I tied it to the frame from behind to give it a pop of color and a farmhouse look. Using a black wreath door hanger that matched the hardware gave it the cohesive look I wanted in my kitchen.

Doesn’t it look fabulous on my old new pantry door?

DIY Farmhouse Drop Cloth Wreath Tutorial

It’s totally up to you. You can use this neutral drop cloth wreath or add seasonal decor for a fabulous front door wreath.

Add a simple pine cone and a small pumpkin for a fabulous Fall look! The wreath pops right off of my black-painted door.

What would you use to make this wreath your own?

Make this amazing Fall wreath with drop cloth in less than an hour. Get the step by step tutorial with pictures on the blog now.

And that, my friends, is how you make a neutral drop cloth wreath in about an hour. It’s super simple; you may even have these items already in your craft room. I did!

Thanks for joining me here today, and I hope you’ll check out more of my drop cloth projects below.

And as always, I love hearing from you. Please drop me a comment below with any questions or ideas, or say hello so I’ll know you were here.

Until the next project… xo, Do



  1. Hi Do,
    I love seeing homemade handmade rustic farmhouse decor ideas.
    Thank you for sharing this.
    You have the magic to do anything you want to do and you do it all so awesome.
    Hope all is well with you and yours.
    Take care and keep doing what you love to do.
    Hugs from us here.
    Brenda and my three wee Dogs

  2. Hmmm…this definitely gets the creative wheels turnin’! I didn’t expect it to look so pretty and softish (is that a word?). I’m going to try this, but I’m thinking of using up a bunch of “fat quarters” instead of drop cloth fabric; I’ll wash them first to get them nice ‘n soft. Thanks for sharing this great idea πŸ™‚

  3. Do
    You’ve done it again! Your projects always perk me up and make me want to try replecating it! This drop cloth wreath is so stinking cute. There will be one hanging on my door soon ( as soon as I can find my craft totes. I’m in the process of moving into a new home and it’s floor to ceiling boxes) … the way your layered it on top of another wreath. Your projects are fun and simple to make. Thank you!

  4. I love this idea, Do!! I have a wire wreath like that and it’s been sitting around for a few years. Naked. Time to make something. I love the lambs ear as well. πŸ₯°

    1. Isn’t it fun?! I had been sitting on the wire thingy for months. I’m not a wreath kinda girl but I love this one. Thank you, sweet friend! πŸ™‚ xo

  5. Hi Donna!! This Drop cloth wreath is fantastic. I’m going to have to try this. Can’t wait to see your door project.

  6. Just when I thought I had run out of creative ideas for a drop cloth! This is gorgeous! And you have my wheels turning for another use! Great job, friend!

  7. Omgoodness Do I am loving that wreath!! I’m definitely going to make one for our local vendor spot. Our customers would love it! Pinned!

  8. I love this wreath. Just finished one today. But, weird thing, I tried several times to bleach the drop cloth and it barely changed color. I used a whole gallon of bleach in a minimal amount of water in my washing machine, let it sit over night. I got it from Walmart, same brand as yours????? Wired right. Luckily I found a natural white cotton tablecloth in my stash of fabric. It came out great. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. You know what, Teri? I have found that even the same brand of drop cloths are sometimes different. I ran across this same issue. I’m happy to hear that you improvised and made it work. That’s what I’m talking about! πŸ™‚

  9. Aren’t they so pretty when complete! I made mine many years back and still use it all the time for different holidays and events. I don’t put anything on it permanently so I can change it up from time to time but I’m so glad I made it all those years ago! Nice job on yours, it’s beautiful!

    1. Thank you, Shirley. They are! Yes, I like being able to change it up with the seasons. Thank for reading. Have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving 🍁
      xo 😘

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