Saturday, May 29, 2010

Hooray for the Red White and Blue!

Today is the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend and I was sitting with nothing to do! So, I decided to make something festive. How about a wreath?! I was thinking of things I saw at Hobby Lobby and this idea came to me.

Materials I used:
  • Cricut (makes it much easier)
  • Paper 
  • Wreath form (I used one from Dollar Tree)
  • hot glue
  • muslin (or ribbon, or other fabric)

Here is what I did. I cut a whole bunch of 2" circles using my Cricut.

I peeled the circles off my cutting mat. (My 2 year old helped! In his super cape even!)

I cut a line half way into each circle.

I rolled up the circles to be like a cone.

Then I used hot glue to keep the shape on each.
I ended up with quite the pile.

I then wrapped my wreath in muslin that I had around. It hid the ugly green well!

Then I glued each on in a pattern so it could look like an American flag: stripes, then blue mixed with white.

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!

I am linking up:

Join us Saturdays at for the weekend wrap up party!

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  1. I like this wreath, I would definitely put one up!

  2. I love your wreath! It's very unique! Hopped over from the Weekend Wrapup Party :)

  3. That wreath is just darling. I love it so much!

    Thanks for linking it up to my party!


  4. Traci Love your blog!! you are so talented!

  5. I love love love this idea! The color possibilities really are endless! Thanks for sharing.

  6. This is adorable! Thanks for a great idea and tutorial! I would love something like this on my front door :)

  7. I love this project, what a great idea. Always looking for original wreath ideas that don't look so fake flowery. Love the name of your blog. This could completely describe me! Becoming a follower, wonderful ideas you have. Now I won't be able to sit still even more.

  8. Very fun! And I like how you put blue in the upper corner. Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

  9. Hey Traci! That wreath is adorable! You are so good at crafts! I loved seeing you, Wyatt, and Aunt Nancy the other day!

  10. Hey there, I was over at Craftaholics Anonymous and she is having a linky pary a 'Patriotic Parade' you should link your wreath, if you haven't done so already! Just thought you would like to know!

  11. Lovely tutorial, the outcome looks great! I'll be sure to share this with my readers. Thanks! :)

  12. Traci,
    Cute wreath! You always make lovely wreaths. Thanks for joining the Patriotic Parade!
    have a safe and happy 4th!


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