Thursday, June 7, 2012

Patriotic Wreath #1

I love making wreaths, so you just know I had to make one for the 4th of July.  In fact, I might make two!  Today, I'll show you how to make this festive one out of supplies you probably have on hand.
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I started with a basic Styrofoam wreath that I covered with burlap, which you can find the directions for HERE.  But you could use any kind of wreath form that you have.
I added some red Christmas ribbon around the wreath, leaving a wide space in between. (I use straight pins to attach everything on to this wreath.)
Once I had the red ribbon on and secured with a straight pin or two, I did the same thing with some thinner blue curling ribbon.
While I had my curling ribbon out, I went ahead and curled several long strands and just pinned them to my pin cushion to keep them out of the way while I made my stars.
My stars are just fabric, stiffened with a little mod-podge for easier, fray-free cutting.  I showed you how to do that HERE. 
I pinned my stars on to my wreath as well as all of the curly ribbon.
Immediately, I decided that the stars needed a little more pizazz, so I took them off and added some blue star-shaped sequins that I had.  If you don't have any of those, you could just use a marker and color them in the center....the other beautiful advantage to mod-podged can write on it!
(Sorry for all the glare in these pictures, but these supplies are shiny and really reflect light!)
Now that I have my stars looking a little snappier.....I've pinned them on and this wreath is done!
I hung it up on my little garden gate on my fantel, where I'll be displaying all of my patriotic decor. (Oh there's more....just stay tuned!)
Because I have used pins to fasten everything to this wreath, I can dismantle it all after the 4th and use the base for my next project.  In the meantime, I'm enjoying looking at this patriotic festiveness.  I love Independence Day.  I told you before....I'm a Yankee Doodle Girl!

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  1. So now is festive looking and preparing the great day. The wreath does bring patriotic to the States. Have a great day.

  2. I love wreaths for every season and holiday. What a cute idea!

  3. Okay, I am loving this mod podge on fabric tip. I've never heard of that before (probably because I found you later than Valentine's Day, lol).

  4. Wow Danni- looks like you are ready for the 4th! I love the decor thingy (don't know what to call it either) that you posted (I'm going to feature it) and this wreath- you are so festive! :)

  5. Very cute and creative! You are way ahead of me in your 4th decor. I too am a Yankee Doodle Girl...we have a big celebration in our town called the Molalla Buckeroo with rodeos and parades and fireworks for three nights in a row! It's loads of fun.

  6. I am loving this wreath! Pinning it to try. I just love burlap and I'm pretty sure I have most of what I need to make it. :) Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.

  7. I love this wreath. I just pinned it and I am hoping my turns out as good as yours did!

  8. This is such a simple project but makes a big statement! Thanks for the great tutorial linked up to the {what's shakin' link party}!!

  9. Danni - great minds work together (or something like that!) I took a break for lunch and to browse through the links on Gunny Sack. I found you doing the Americana thing - that was what I was working on! I hope to post my patriotic ladder and some other things this week. Love the wreath!

  10. It's official - I'm in love with that wreath! So fun!

  11. This turned out great! Looks really easy, too! :-)

  12. Very festive! I love different textures on it between the burlap and the paper and the fabric stars! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up!


  13. I used to decorate for the smaller holidays, but my kids seem to keep me so busy now a days. Glad someone is still doing it.

  14. Great wreath!!! Love patriotic stuff!! Thanks for linking up last week to my Unveil Your Genius link party. I hope to see you again this week! :)

  15. Very festive!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina