Did you see Leslie's super cute Stars and Stripes Wreath a couple days ago? When we both made our wreaths months ago, she didn't have the stars on yet so I didn't get to see the finished awesomeness. I love it! Well, I was going to make the same flag wreath like Leslie, but when I got ready to start inspiration hit (lightning has struck my brain . . . name the movie!) So I changed things up a little.
Basically, I made it the same as I did here, only I tried a 16" green styrofoam wreath instead. My suggestion, stick with the straw, wrapped wreath, so much easier. I had to be careful not to smash any of the foam, and ended up with little flecks of green foam all over me by the time I was done. It also didn't wrap as smoothly, the foam grabs the yarn making it take a little longer to get everything in the right place.
So pop in a movie or catch up on your tv shows, and start wrapping. An episode of "The Unit" and my wreath looked like this:
I did carefully measure and mark my wreath to divide up the sections and colors this time. And yes, I do realize I'm missing a red section at the bottom, but I knew it would mostly be covered up so I didn't worry about it.
Then to make the pinwheels, I followed these instructions here: Pinwheel Instructions I just used some scrapbook paper I had in my stash. The big pinwheel started with a 6" sq. and the little ones were 3". Just remember both sides will show, so keep that in mind when you're selecting what paper to use. Also, I did a test with a piece of cardstock, and I liked these papers better. The cardstock was a little stiff. However, my big pinwheel was paper that is slightly heavier than most paper and not as heavy as cardstock. Does that make sense? I glued down the centers with a tape runner or any glue that holds and then really kept it down with a brad.
So that's it, a fun festive wreath for my front door.
Now to agree on what we're doing to celebrate the 4th is a whole other post. Cheyenne and Natalie are going to be in the parade helping Bill's brother with his business "float". But Bill is adamant about NOT going to the parade - he hates it! It's hot, boring - there're hardly any floats, it's all businesses, and it's long. Yes, but it's tradition - that's my only argument. :) He wants to go to a movie again like we did last year, which I'll admit was fun and so much cooler. Either way, I'm sure we'll have a BBQ later at some point and of course fireworks later. It'll all be good whatever we do. I love the 4th! How do you celebrate our nations independance?