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33 Remarkable Raffia Craft Ideas

Updated on November 8, 2016
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I love arts and crafts. I used to volunteer teach an elementary art class and love sharing tutorials for fun crafts to make with kids.

I love to use raffia in crafts because it seems to add the little extra that finishes a project. Raffia craft projects are very economical, so you don't have to skimp when using raffia. You can make a huge raffia wrapped wreath which will only cost a few dollars, but will look like you've spent a lot.

Because I like making raffia projects, I decided to see how many raffia crafts I could find that not only included a nice picture, but also included directions for making the craft. In this article you'll find the projects that I found that fit the criteria I desired.

I was a bit surprised and really happy to find so many great raffia crafts to make. Some of the raffia ideas and crafts the kids can make, and some of them you'll want to make.

To make the beautiful raffia napkin rings shown above, go to MOD PODGE ROCKS!

1. Twig Star Ornaments

The simplest method of decorating can sometimes be the most impressive. These super simple star ornaments are beautiful in their rustic style. You'll find the instructions for making these twig and raffia star ornaments at Happy Hooligans.


2. Raffia Votive Holders

You can easily make these attractive Easter votive holders by following the tutorial given at a little CLAIREification, Perfect centerpieces for an Easter celebration, especially if you need a large number of them.

3. Ampersand in Raffia

Use the same directions for this ampersand to cover a personal letter if you prefer. Go to THE BEAN SPROUT NOTES for the instructions.

4. Raffia Event Wreath

I love the basic idea of this wreath because it lends itself so well to other seasons. Consider a Christmas theme featuring candy canes, snowflakes, trees, etc. in place of the candy corn. Add a poinsettia and a nice bow to finish it to perfection. The tutorial for making this wreath is found at Crafts Unleashed .

5. Straw Flowers

Make beautiful straw flowers by following the instructions given on the Martha Stewart site.

6. Raffia Bowl

You'll make more than just one of these useful bowls because they are an attractive addition to your décor. The directions for making this bowl can be found at Off the List.

7. Braided Bracelet

This would be a great project for a birthday party, sleep over or for a scout project. Find the easy instructions at BY WILMA.

8. Raffia Wrapped Jar Centerpiece

For a very attractive centerpiece, make these beautiful raffia wrapped jars. Go to My Online Wedding Help for the instructions.

9. Raffia and Sticks Star Ornament

You'll have a great time making these twiggy raffia stars. Go to happy hooligans to see how to make these ornaments.

10. Treat Holders

Make treat holders for any occasion or holiday and give them as gifts or as table favors. The directions for making this project is at Craft Lovin’ Mama.

11. Raffia Angel Ornament

At Miss Abigail's Hope Chest you'll find a great tutorial for making these raffia angel ornaments. Very cute!!

12. Scarecrow How to

You'll be able to make a cute little scarecrow like the one shown when you go to eHow for the instructions.

13. Gift Wrapping Tips: How to Wrap With Raffia

14. Raffia Wreath With Leaves

This full, beautiful raffia wreath with bleached oak leaves will give your door a welcoming look from early fall til it's time to decorate for Christmas. Go to Stone Gable for the instructions.

15. Indian Corn

I think smaller versions of this Indian corn would look great added to a raffia wreath or a Fall centerpiece. Use shorter pieces of raffia paper and smaller beads. Find the directions to make this Indian corn at Navajo Trails Camp.

16. Raffia Pendant Light

This is a lovely and unique way to use raffia in your décor. The instructions to make this beautiful pendant light can be found at DECO AURORA.

17. Cornucopia

Make a beautiful centerpiece like the one shown by following the tutorial that you'll find at nraevsky. An outstanding Fall project.

18. Simple Centerpiece

Notice how the raffia wrapped tall vases become a real focal point in this centerpiece with baby's breath flowers. Go to Madigan made for instructions.

19. Scarecrow Plant Stake

This happy little scarecrow makes me want to smile. Dress up your houseplants for the Fall holidays with plant stakes like this. You'll find the instructions at Craft Elf.

20. Toy For Kitty

Kitty will love batting a raffia ball around. To make one for your precious pet, go to Make It Easy Crafts to see how to make it.

21. Raffia Necklace

Imagine all the comments that wearing this beautiful necklace will cause. You can make one for yourself by following the instructions found at thanks, I made it.

22. Spider Webs

The kids will love making or helping to make these spider webs. You can make this craft by going to the imagine tree site for the directions.

23. Raffia Pumpkins

I love the looks of these raffia pumpkins. They'll be a great autumn decoration to add to your home. The directions for this project is found at kiwi crate.

24. How to Dye Raffia & Corn Husks

25. Muslin and Raffia Angel

The raffia wings and bow really finish the looks of this muslin angel. Go to craftown.com for the instructions to make this muslin and raffia angel. What a beautiful angel to add to your decor.

26. Easter Wreath

This very simple wreath, with directions at madigan made, can be tweeked in so many ways for different looks. Imagine the eggs different colors, or the raffia in colors. Very nice craft!

27. Rustic Raffia Tree

Sometimes the simplest item takes on an outstanding appearance with a bit of raffia. I really like this rustic raffia tree. You can make this tree by following the instructions shown at Craft-O-Maniac.

28. Halloween Wreath

You actually start out by making a brown bag shape for the wreath. You'll find all the directions to make this wreath at favecrafts.

29. String and Raffia Trees

A nice arrangement can be made featuring a grouping of these string and raffia trees. See how to make them by going to tasteofhome.

30. Braided Raffia Wreath

You'll find the instructions for making this braided raffia wreath at The Creative Goddess. This is one I'll be making this fall.

31. Cereal Box Scarecrow

This would make a great classroom or homeschool art project during the fall holiday season. See how easy it is to make this scarecrow, using a cereal box as a base, by following the instructions at The Party Animal.

32. Autumn Owls

Make beautiful autumn decorations for your home by making these cute owls, with instructions found on the A Beautiful Mess site. This is one of my favorite autumn decorations.

33. Folk Art Raffia Doll

If you like shabby chic or vintage style decorations, you'll love adding this raffia doll to your décor. Find the tutorial for making this girl raffia doll at WEE FOLK ART.

© 2013 Loraine Brummer

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      Decoaurora 10 months ago

      Thanks for the mention!

      XO DECO AURORA

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      ForMyLoveOf 3 years ago

      Eep! Where did my Raffia wrapped Vase tutorial go?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi Loraine, Thanks so much for sharing our Halloween Wreath! Thanks again and have a great day!