Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.
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. Scarecrow Ornie
Make this super easy scarecrow ornament by going to Craft Klatch for the instructions. There is also a video of this project.
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. Raffia Wreath
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 Flats
For a very attractive flats redo, make these beautiful raffia crafted flats. Go to Damask Love 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. Paper Bag Scarecrow
You'll be able to make a cute scarecrow like the one shown when you go to Crafts by Amanda for the instructions.
13. Gift Wrapping Tips: How to Wrap With Raffia
14. Raffia Sunburst Mirror
This tropical inspired raffia sunburst mirror is quite easy to make. And the resulting look is amazing.
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. Raffia Flowers
Make a beautiful centerpiece using raffia flowers you have crafted in various colors using a vintage flower loom.
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. How to Make an African Hut
The kids will learn while they are making the African hut project. Help the kids make this hut model by following the instructions found at Hobby Craft.
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. DIY:How to:Raffia Flower
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. Raffia Placemat
The raffia place mat takes time to make but it looks well worth the effort. See how to make it by going to Nikitta Palmer Designs for the tutorial.
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.
This would make a great classroom or homeschool art project during the fall holiday season. Make these pumpkins by following the instructions at Easy Peasy and Fun.
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.
34. Halloween Pumpkin
This pumpkin is a perfect Fall decoration because it is appropriate for the complete fall season. Find the instructions at My Little Inspirations.
35. Scarecrow Mason Jars
36. Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin
Make the cutest burlap pumpkin with a raffia bow using an embroidery hoop to shape it.
37. Christmas Raffia Tree
Bring Christmas into every room of your home with a raffia tree. Add small Christmas balls and little bows.
38. Burlap and Raffia Pumpkins
Don't you just love the gnarly stems on these burlap and raffia pumpkins?
© 2013 Loraine Brummer
Have you ever used raffia in a craft project? - or leave a comment
Decoaurora on October 25, 2016:
Thanks for the mention!
XO DECO AURORA
ForMyLoveOf on March 03, 2014:
Eep! Where did my Raffia wrapped Vase tutorial go?
anonymous on May 16, 2013:
Hi Loraine, Thanks so much for sharing our Halloween Wreath! Thanks again and have a great day!