Friday, May 25, 2012

A Patriotic Wreath

I found this wreath on Pinterest a while back and decided it would be good to make for July 4th. 
You need a straw wreath (leave the plastic wrapping on to keep it a little less bumpy), red white and blue yarn, scissors, pins to secure the yarn on the back and hot glue to attach the buttons.
I already had a wreath, so I picked up some yarn and searched for some white buttons.
 I started with the blue yarn and wrapped it around a little over 1/4 of the wreath.  I did not have too much luck making it lay flat side by side.  You might have to go back and recover any area where the wreath still shows through.
Or if you happen to have left the yarn out on the ground, you might have to clean up if two puppies find the yarn and realize that as it rolls it unravels...

I used a tape measure to the remaining portion of the wreath and divided the number of inches by 10.  I used a sharpie to mark it.  I alternated red and white sections making sure to not leave any straw part of the wreath showing.
I glued the buttons onto the blue part of the wreath and added a loop of triple stranded red yarn so that it was ready to hang.
Easy wreath! Its a great task if you're one of those people who cannot sit still through a movie....not that I would know about that kind of person.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!


Lynn Cooper said...

I am a huge fan of wreaths for every season and I love this one!!

The Morris Family said...

This is TOO cute! I think I will be making one soon :)