Thursday, June 3, 2010

4th of July Wreath & Decor

Did you see my guest post over at A Vision to Remember?

In case you missed it, here it is. 
This is what we did at our family craft night a few weeks ago.
(My laptop is in the shop!  All my pics are on it.
I should have it back this weekend and
then all new posts!  Also, I'm working on
a give-a-way as soon as we hit 50 followers!)


4th of July Rag Wreath







I know it's a little early to be working on 4th of July
decorations, every year July rolls around and
I have nothing to put out and no time
to get anything done

Besides, I REALLY want to start Halloween and Christmas crafts,
but it's too early to do that, right???  (maybe next month)


This was a very easy inexpensive project I came up with
for our family craft night.  We try to get together every few
weeks and eat food and craft.



I bought this fabric at Wal-Mart really cheap.  Each wreath was about $6.

If I were to do it again, I would go with more VIVID colors,
although this matches perfectly with my house,
my front door is a burgundy color, and
it doesn't stand out as much as I would like.


Snip your fabric every 1" and rip into strips.

Then cut the strips at 6".  I used about 1 yard
total, from 5 colors, for the wreath. 

Take some wire hangers and bend them round




Tie the strips around the hanger in a single knot.



Squish it together as you go and fluff later. 


This is my first attempt:


I was able to squish the strips together and fit a TON more fabric

Making it a lot FULLER.


I love how it turned out.  It took me about 6 hours because
of all the gabbing and eating.  Probably should have only
been about 1 hour.  But that's what makes
crafting so much fun, right!!!

BUT WAIT....THAT'S NOT ALL
If you do this craft in the next 30 minutes, we'll throw in this
Bonus Craft - Separate Shipping & Handling may apply
(Don't you love those commercials?!?
Even my kids always say "But Wait")

Fire Crackers
for your table


I cut a 2x2 into 4", 6", and 8" lengths

Paint, glue on wick, wrap and you done.

Great kid craft, neighbor gift, anything

My cousin's version:



Aren't they beautiful?  She's way more artistic than me.



7 comments:

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Love that wreath and those firecrackers are super cute!!
{Rebekah}

too Blessed to Stress said...

So incredibly sweet! I love the firecrackers. What a great idea :) Way smart of you to use a hanger and just twist/shape it so that you have the hangy thing all ready to go on top. I was wondering how you got that cool hanger part on there! {duh, me!}

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Donene said...

What a darling wreath!
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Sara said...

Love this wreath! I definitely don't think it's too early for July 4th crafts, because you'll run out of time before you know it! I'm totally doing a summer wreath for my front door after this. Thanks!

maryberryboutique said...

I LOVE your firecrackers! you have such cute ideas:) Lets switch you can do my flag and ill do your Super cute firecrackers! Thanks for following my blog:)

Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor said...

I love your wreath and your little crackers! So cute but yet so easy!!

Devin and Brooke said...

I love your cute idea!!!! You should link them up on my blog...curlyqcrafts.blogspot.com

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