Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Patriotic Wreath


Hello lovelies!  How is your summer going?  I am loving all my free time to work on projects like this. Teaching definitely has its perks :)  I hope you enjoy this project!
 
Patriotic Wreath
Cost: $8 {I already had buttons & hot glue.  I used coupons.}    Time: 1.5 hour

Supplies:
Straw Wreath
Jute
6 Sheets of Scrapbook Paper
Hot Glue Gun
Buttons
Scissors
Ruler & Pencil {Not Pictured}
Ribbons {optional but so cute}




Directions:

* I did a more detailed post {here} with pictures :) *

1.  Wrap your wreath with the jute.  I tied a knot to start and then began to tightly wrap the jute around the wreath.  This part takes a while so turn on some Netflix and get to work.  

2.  Cut your paper in 1.25, 1.5, and 2 inch strips.  Cut the strips in pairs.  I made 7 "flowers" so I needed 14 strips.    

 

3.  Fold the strips so the width of your flower will be thin.  Fold them like you are making a very tiny fan.  

4.  Attach the ends of your folded pairs with hot glue so that the pattern shows on the outside.  Allow the glue to dry.  Press down on the paper to form your flower and put the glue in the middle.  You will have to hold this down for about 30 seconds to make it stay. Glue the button to middle of the flower.  



5.  Arrange the flowers on your wreath first to get the look you want.  Attach the flowers to the wreath with hot glue.  

 
Thank you for stopping by!

{LJ}

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3 comments:

  1. I love your patriotic wreath. Pinning!

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  2. love the red, white and blue against the jute love how your wreath turned out

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