Thursday, June 28, 2012

Stars and Stripes Wreath

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.

It feels festive to come home to this on our door.

  One thing I know for sure, after taking pictures of my front door, my next project is to give it a much needed paint job!  Funny how it is something I hadn't really noticed until now!


keri @ shaken together said...

Your wreath is so bright and cheery ... would you stop by and share it at the patriotic link party?!

Rach H @ FamilyEverAfter said...

THis is my favorite patriotic wreath i have seen. just fabulous! just pinned. thanks for linking at once upon a weekend! :)

Julie said...

I love it Leslie! Great job! I am going to share your post on my FB page :) Hope you can visit me over @!

~ Julie (your newest follower on Linky)

Angela at A Typical English Home said...

Love wreaths and this one is lovely! I wish wreaths would catch on a bit more in the UK, I only ever see them at Christmas but the American blogs I follow seem to do them for lots of occasions.

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