Leslie here today: I love the Fourth of July. I also love to spend it with my sister Kimberly and her family, in nice, cool, Idaho. Alas, we won't be visiting this year, but I will be thinking of the traditional, hometown parade, a ride on the carousel, and waving sparklers in your backyard at night, Kim! (Looking forward to a late July visit, perhaps?)
A few months ago, Kim and I were together for a family get together and we decided we needed a craft day. So, we both tried out yarn wreaths. She posted her cute spring version here and I went for a patriotic theme (I was inspired here.)
Kim gave a good description of how to make these. Basically, I started out with a straw wreath form (I left the plastic on). I drew an outline on the wreath of each stripe so they would be even. Then, I started wrapping a portion of red yarn around (tucking the ends under and adding a little hot glue so they would stay in place), and then wrapping a portion of white, repeat, repeat, and last blue.
I couldn't find medium-sized wooden stars so I ended up using some larger ones that I had from a previous project.