Tuesday, June 28, 2011

4th of July Wreath - EASY!

I decided to whip up a 4th of July wreath today.
I tell you, it doesn't get any more simple than this:

I was inspired by a recent post HERE on Landee See, Landee Do. Take a look at her super cute creation...

And, be sure to stop by her blog for her own step by step directions.

Okay, here is a quick DIY tutorial of how I made this little wreath in under 20 minutes.

1. Step one, get your choice of wreath and wrap it with your favorite ribbon.

(Be careful of sneaky attack cats lurking in the background -they will try to steal your ribbon when you are not looking)

TIP: I purchased this wreath from the Dollar Store and had it on hand. I would have preferred a thicker wreath, and possibly a styrofoam one like on Landee See, Landee Do but I just didnt have one handy.

2.  Step two: If using a similar wreath to this, try using small amounts of super glue along the way to keep your pieces in place.  I used one roll of 15 foot ribbon which was not enough. I had a secondary ribbon which I used and decided to place streamers down from one section of he wreath. I simply tied off these ribbons like so:

3. Step 3:  Get out a piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper.  Fold it back and forth in an accordian style.  Cut in half lengthwise and then glue ends together to make a cool "firework" or circular shape.  Attach it wherever you like with ribbon.  I might go back and add two or three small ones for more flair :)

4: Step 4: You are done!  Here is sneaky attack cat Mashmo inspecting the final product:

And, here is the final product on the door:

What do you think?

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Maria C

Can I just say how much I ADORE your header. Never seen anything quite like it and definitely makes you want to read on.

All the best!

Maria xx


Hi! Stopping by to invite you to link this up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!



Love that! Stopping by from the Alexa hop! Would love a visit back :)

Kristen from http://wishfulthinking247.blogspot.com/

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Love the paisley!!! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!! Hope to see you again soon!

Amanda @ Serenity Now

Amy, I love your wreath...the bandanna is too cute. :) If you could please add a link back to me too, I would really appreciate it! Thanks. :)

Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too

I found you through one of the linky parties and thing that is awesome! I'll be including it in my Sunday Share on my blog tomorrow 7/3 -- I'd love it if you'd stop by and grab the Featured button for your blog. Thanks for sharing!
Craft Junkie Too


cute & fun! :)
thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can!