DIY: Patriotic Wreath

 

Patriotic Wreath (1)

So lately I’ve been going DIY crazy! Who knew that doing crafts could be so fun and rewarding! Not to mention it’s an awesome stress reliever…for me anyway.

Of course this DIY was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest. A few weeks ago I came across a really cute wreath made with clothes pins painted to resemble the American Flag. After reading the instructions, I decided that I was going to give it go but as the days passed I realized I didn’t have much time if I wanted to have the wreath up before Memorial Day. So I headed to Pinterest again….after checking out a few patriotic wreaths I decided to combine a few ideas from the ones I liked the most and create my own.

Like I said I didn’t have much time, so I wanted to keep things simple. So instead of hand-crafting fabric flowers I went with artificial ones from Micheal’s. Luckily they were on sale for $.99 each (with 5-6 flowers per stem) and I was able to pair it with a 25% off your total purchase coupon..woot! I also purchased my wire ribbon from there too. And the grapevine wreath was purchased from Hobby Lobby…using the 40% off coupon of course.

Materials used.

Materials used.

Blue flare and painted wooden letter G.

Blue flare and painted wooden letter G.

Modge Podge + blue glitter...used to give the wooden letter some extra pop!

Mod Podge + blue glitter…used to give the wooden letter some extra pop!

The wooden letter covered with modge podge glitter mixture.

The wooden letter covered with mod podge glitter mixture.

With glitter.

All dry with glitter.

Cut flower.

Cut flower.

Adding the flowers.

Adding the flowers.

Adding floral wire to the wooden letter.

Adding floral wire to the wooden letter.

All done.

All done.

Finished product!

Finished product!

I think the “G” looks a little crocked but other than that I love it! The hubs suggested adding some blue flare to the flowers to make them pop and he was right! I’ll be using this wreath for the 4th of July too. What do you think?

Have you tried any of the things you’ve pinned lately? What things do you do to help relieve stress? Do you enjoy crafting?

 

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