Monday, June 14, 2010

4th of July Wreath

I've been in a wreath mood lately and was trying so hard to find a patriotic wreath online but couldn't find anything but a couple of the tied rag kind - and that's not my taste. So I thought of this idea.

Felt stars and a navy ribbon.

I bought a styrofoam wreath at the dollar store and some red felt at Jo-Ann's and started cutting stars . . .
Unfortunately, these 2 stacks didn't even cover half of it. My hands were so tired from tracing and cutting stars so this wreath actually took me about 5 days to do. I took some quilting pins and pushed them through the center of the star and then attached them to the wreath. You can't really tell they are stars when it's all done, but I like the spikes.
Then I attached the navy ribbon and cut out some white stars from craft foam and glued them on the ribbon.
I love it - and it's been a while since I did a craft without inspiration from someone else's ideas . . .

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60 comments:

  1. It was well worth the time it took because it turned out great!

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  2. Wow, that looks great! This is the kind of craft perfect for evenings after my kiddos go to bed and my hubby is at work or doing school work! I love it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. It turned out so cute girlie! That really finished it off smartly with the blue and white! Love it!!

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  4. Check you out crafty lady! I LOVE this! I hope you will come link up to Hoo's got talent on Wednesday!

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  5. Hi Serena...just found you, love the wreath, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Rondell

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  6. SIMPLY SIMPLY ADORABLE~ LOVE IT! Jenn

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  7. I love this idea! I think I'm going to make one that I can hang out during college football season with our alma mater on it instead of the white stars.

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  8. WOW, it turned out great!

    YOU ARE MY CRAFTY INSPIRATION!!!

    :)

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  9. Oh I love it. I just made felt food and am on a felt kick. Not sure If I'd have time or the patience to cut out all the stars. I wonder how it would look if I did strips? What do you think?

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    1. Maybe try cutting squares and pinning them n the middle?

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  10. This is sooo cute! How big are your stars? I totally am going to make this. I think having the pokey ends really adds to this.

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  11. Oh wow!! This is amazing!!!! I am soooo impressed!!!

    I am showing this off on my blog on July 3rd if you don't mind. Please stop by to check it out at www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com. Feel free to grab my "featured" button as well.

    I would love it if you would join my Friday link parties! You do such cute crafts!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  12. LOVE all you wreaths lately!!! And the stacks of stars are fabulous. :)
    We have a linky party on Fridays- we'd love it if you'd link to this... :)

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  13. that looks so cute and easy! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. This came out great! I'm going to feature it next week! :)
    Thanks!

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  15. I can tell they are stars. Lots and lots and lots of stars! This came out beautifully. Great job!

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  16. that looks great! I am feeling inspired (=

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  17. I featured this today! :)
    http://simpsonizedcraftsandthensome.blogspot.com/2010/06/maximize-me-4th-of-july-edition.html

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  18. I can't believe you cut all those stars!! It turned out SO good! I LOVE IT! Great job!

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  19. I love this wreath!! Of course I am a sucker for stars and red white and blue! It is wonderful.

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  20. Whoa that's a lot of stars.. and cutting...! But it's great! Happy Fourth!

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  21. 5 days? Wow you are patient. I am not patient enough to stay with it that long. One of the things that changed my crafting life was getting the Big Shot Express. Oh my gosh! You can put 5 layers of fabric in it and it cuts it in nothing flat. Even cardboard. It is amazing and such a time saver. I just bought a star die cut and can't wait to use it for my 4th of July crafts. I am not associated with this product, lol, I just love passing on tricks of the trade that I learn.

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  22. Love this wreath! It would look so dang cute in my entry.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  23. Simply GORGEOUS! I Love this! Fantastic job - fabulous idea! Hope you have a wonderful holiday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  24. Awesome idea and job. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  25. Love love love the wreath! Very creative!
    Debbie

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  26. I really like your take on this wreath. The blue ribbon with white starts is so pretty, you could use that idea in a lot of places as well. I'd love if you'd consider linking up with Fabric Fun Thursday :).

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  27. Serena,
    I can't believe you traced and cut EACH star by hand!! wow. way to go! your hard work paid off for sure. It's a lovely wreath. Thanks for joining the Patriotic Parade!
    have a safe and happy holiday!
    Linda

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  28. just wanted to stop by and let you know i featured this today :)

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  30. Well, it turned out beautifully! All the time you put into it really paid off. This wreath will prbably last for years and years!! I want one but I don't think I would actually finish it! Great Job!
    (p.s. previous comment removed b/c i can't spell!!)

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  31. How did you attatch it to the wreath? Is it on grapevine or foam?

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  32. Best Looking Wreath that I have Seen. I love red white and blue everywhere. Your wreath is very classy and upscale. Fabulous!!!

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  33. I would like to make your wreath. Can you tell us how big the stars are?
    Thank you so much. You did a great job on it.
    Laurie
    happydales@me.com

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  34. Absolutely beautiful! I am going to copy your idea for my door!!! It's just sooo pretty!!! :-)

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  35. I saw this on One Pretty Thing. Very nice, you did a great job!

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  36. I just want to let you know that I'll be featuring your wreath tomorrow on my blog... You did an amazing job!

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  37. I am not a very big fan of most of the 4th of July decor (probably because I am a Dutch girl in the US - it's a cultural thing) but this I would hang on my door. It's stunning!

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  38. I was also wondering how big are the stars you used?

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  39. In case anyone isn't up to cutting the stars... just cut small squares of red felt/fabric with pinking shears. I have made wreaths very similar like that and they come out cute!

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  40. I'm with @T-Byrd --- How big are the stars?

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  41. could you give me a bit of step by step instructions for your ribbon and bow? is it 2 different pieces? It is so classy. It has a very neat and tidy appearance! I made a rag wreath not too long ago and I still need to add the ribbon.

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  42. Hi! I wanted to find out...if you know....about how many stars we are looking at here...I really love this and would like to try and make it but not sure if I have it in me or not! Also about what size wreath is this shown! I really do love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Aimee...it was a 12 inch wreath form, and I have no idea how many stars I cut out. It was at least 200, but it could have been 300 or more. I didn't keep count. Sorry.

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  44. va love - yes, the bow/ribbon was 2 pieces. I made the loop to go around the wreath and then tied a simple bow and glued it on the loop.

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  45. Stunning wreath! You did a great job. I plan to feature it on my blog post on patriotic wreaths with a link back to your blog. Thank you for sharing.

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  46. Absolutely adorable! How did you pin on all those stars? Di you just stick the pins into the wreath?

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  47. Stop making such cute stuff! I have so many projects I want to do, I don't know where to start. I love the wreath!!

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  48. Love it!!!! Keep up the good work...

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  49. I know all about those crafts that end up taking longer than anticipated. This wreath really turned out well and it looks fabulous. :-)

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  50. I this is super cute!! Hopefully I can find the drive to make one myself!

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  51. Hi, just found your wreath via Pinterest, after several clicks to find the original owner - it's very pretty!
    JoAnn
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

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  52. I love this so much, I've featured you here http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/06/50-happy-4th-of-july-craft-ideas-diycraftyprojects-com.html . Please stop by when you get a chance & grab a "I've been featured" button from the side bar. You can put it in this post, side bar or both. Thanks so much :)

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  53. LOVE this wreath! I never do anything patriotic in my seasonal decor because it all seems so... busy I guess? But this is totally understated & NON-TACKY!!! Thanks so much for posting this! I plan to recreate on my front door & am headed to get supplies. Could you give me a ballpark idea of how much red felt it took to cover your wreath in stars so I will know how much to buy??? Thanks again!

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