I have officially completed my sixth project of the year, but this is only the fifth one I’ve blogged about. (Maybe I’ll get the other one up here before the month is over!) It’s no secret that I’ve made wreaths for several holidays. My Christmas wreaths and my fall wreath are all favorites of mine. I’ve had my Easter one up until this week. It was time for a patriotic wreath.
I knew weeks ago that I needed something for summer, and I really wanted to get this done by Memorial Day…and then I went shopping for the supplies on Memorial Day. #craftplanningfail
I picked up the metal wreath, ribbon that was all on sale and my son picked up the bunch of blue glittery stars. He loved the stars, so I thought it would be fun to incorporate those (instead of finding and painting ceramic pieces, as I did for St. Patrick’s Day.) I grabbed safety pins off of a race bib I had on my dresser. I’m cheap. And resourceful.
I started with the ribbon, by safety pinning it at the beginning. I had to use both spools of ribbon to wrap the entire metal wreath. (And I secured it with another safety pin at the end. I used 4 safety pins total securing each end.
I then glued the blue stars in place with a hot glue gun. I cut their stems shorter, and tucked them into the ribbon, just so they would be even more secure.
Finally, my ceramics teacher made the white bow, which I actually pinned on rather than hot glue (because I didn’t want for the glue gun to heat up. I was lazy that evening.) And I was pretty anxious, so I hung it right away!
Have you created anything recently you want to share? And do you have patriotic items you decorate with? Last year, I painted a patriotic bear. I just remembered him and I need to find him in the garage.