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!!!

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.