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 tatertotsandjello.com for the weekend wrap up party!







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15 comments:

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

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

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

    Thanks for linking it up to my party!

    XOXO
    Jen

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

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

    www.rockiescrafts.blogspot.com

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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