Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July Wreath

Our front porch was in desperate need of some patriotism, so I whipped up this wreath at the ninth hour. I usually wrap the foam core in yarn, but this time my laziness set in and I used ribbon instead so it wouldn't take as long. I have to say that it saved me several hours by doing so and it came out just as great! 






We also used simple decor such as flags for our flower beds. You can't go wrong with showing your pride for the USA with an American flag. 


Oh look! More cuteness! Baby girl was decked out in her red, white, and blue too! 


To make a similar wreath you will need the following materials:
A foam ring
                                                  Yarn or ribbon (I used grosgrain ribbon)
3 or 4 sheets of decorative paper
Hot glue gun
Scissors

  • I started out by wrapping the ribbon around the ring and securing with hot glue. 
  • I continued this alternating colors and overlapping a tad bit so it would be tight and smooth. 
  • When I finished covering the ring I made paper rosettes using this tutorial. 
  • I secured them to the wreath with hot glue as well.
  • Hang your wreath with ribbon. 
I'm loving my new ribbon wreath and I  plan on using it for Labor Day, as well as memorial Day. 

Have you made a wreath lately or created something fun for summer? It's always neat to see new projects and ideas!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!




6 comments:

  1. I love your projects!! I can't wait to keep up with your blogs and would love for you to join mine at www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com

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  2. Love your wreath Megan! Great job! Happy 4th of July! Angie xo

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  3. So pretty and festive!! And, baby girl, stole the show! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday! Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  4. Your wretah looks so pretty - I love the paper decos as well :o)
    THanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  5. Featured you! Come by to see and grab a button while you are there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  6. You seems good at those things and you also do really good job, i love that style, keep going!

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