Yesterday it snowed and so I had no other choice but to bring the Summer feeling into our house via crafting. 🙂 I decided to make a 4th of July wreath since the 4th of July is one of my favorite things about summer!
DIY 4th of July Wreath
This wreath is super simple to put together, you make it the exact same way as the coffee filter wreath, except I used felt circles. I used the lid to a mason jar to measure my circles and it ended up being the perfect size. Make sure and use some good sewing scissors so that you can cut multiple circles at a time or this step could take you forever (I cut about 10-15 at a time at least). I used a yard of red fabric, a yard of white, and a half of yard of blue and had just a little bit leftover.
Basically you will be folding each circle in half, and then in half again and then glue them on your wreath-fluffing them a bit as you go!
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*Tip: Don't spend waste money on wreaths. Get pipe insulation for your 4th of July wreath (or any wreath) and Lowes or Home Depot (or equivalent) for about $1 (for 6 ft.) and just cut the size that you want. Mine made two 10-12″ wreaths. 50 cents for a foam wreath? Not bad, not bad at all.
The 4th of July wreath that I saw on Etsy had felt white stars, but I liked the idea of doing white pearls instead. Also, the store that I bought my felt from only had white and red so I bought the blue in a more sheer-type fabric and just crossed my fingers it wouldn't look lame. Now that it's finished, I actually like having the blue in a different fabric and it doesn't look weird at all. So don't fret if you don't have felt, you can create the wreath in other fabrics too!
And there she is! I must admit, my crafty confidence is starting to grow. I've always been intimidated by wreaths for some reason, but now I'm learning that they aren't as hard as they look.
Here's a Youtube Video in case you need futher instructions; however…please, please, please do not trace EVERY circle like she did! Cut your fabric into strips, trace ONE circle, and then fold your fabric repeatedly so that when you cut out your traced circle you are cutting multiple circles at a time. And don't waste money on pearl pins…just use hot glue 🙂
Now I need some ideas….
What kind of wreath should I do next??? Suggestions?