Jun 29, 2010

Star Spangled Wreath

I have been up to a few projects lately.  This is the newest completed project to my 4th of July ensemble.  I have never really decorated for the 4th before, but since I have had time and inspiration from blog land I decided to start my collection.

I started with these scraps of material that I cut lengthwise from salvage to salvage.  If you are not a very good sewer like I am, you can hand stitch these strips.  Ironing them in half lengthwise helps a lot.  Once you get it stitched, you gather the material down the string to ruffle it up and end up with all of these.


You can make a few of these beauties by edging these around a 1in diameter circle felt and gluing as you go with hot glue gun. 











 I also got a few of these star for $.25 each that I painted with acrylic paint red and white primer paint since I did not have any white in the house.  I didn't have any blue in the house either.




TIP:  I use meat trays to pour paint on to paint with all my projects.  Great recycling!









I then got a wooden wreath from the dollar store and covered it with burlap.  And then hot glued the flowers and stars and other embellishments to the wreath.

I thought it still needed something so I dug out the toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls that I have been saving (for what, who knows) to make firecrackers and covered them with material.  I found these toothpick sparkler like things at Michael's for $.99 for a package of them and glued them to the middle of the rolls to simulate the fuse of the firecrackers.  I wrapped a piece of burlap around the 3 firecrackers to hold them together and then hot glued them to sit inside the wreath like so.  Please don't mind all the dust on the screen door, it needs a good hose down.



I am very pleased at how the project turned out.  I hung it on the front door to welcome visitors. 

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8 comments:

  1. Holy moly girl, this is so clever I swear. I am so impressed. I am one of those crafter's that save items but don't always figure out what to make with them.
    Great craft. I am stopping in from Tip Junkie today.

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  2. What a cute wreath! You did such a great job!! Wonderful!

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  3. This is too cute! The flowers are adoranle (I have a thing for fabric flowers), and I love the fireworks centerpiece. Very crafty!

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  4. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

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  5. i love love love this wreath- gorgeous
    -bree
    modblog.com

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  6. It looks fantastic!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Related!

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  7. This came out so great! I'm going to have to save this one for next year!

    Thanks for Socializing with me Monday til Sunday!

    Can't wait to see more!

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