Thursday, June 7, 2012

4th of July Wreath

With all of the 4th of July décor I have been making, I needed a wreath for my front door!!  I had another idea but ended up doing this instead:

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When I first thought about a 4th of July wreath, this one came to mind.  I really wanted to make it.  By now you know that I'm a pretty frugal (and when I say frugal I mean cheap) person.  $5 is the max that I spend on a project and that seems really high to me.  I went to the store to get the supplies (the yarn) and it would have been $6 just for the yarn.  
So the cheap side got the best of me, and I went a different decoration. I had the red yarn already, so I used that.  

This is how I made my wreath.
I took a wreath form (I really like the straw wreaths because they are bigger, cheaper and I don’t mind the bumps).  I then covered it with red yarn.
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I found these things are the dollar store, they are clappers.
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I cut off the glittery stars from the clappers
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Then I glued on the stars.  I know you’re thinking to yourself, those tabs look pretty dumb.  I was thinking the same thing.
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So I took some white felt and cut out some stars real quick to hide the tabs.  Much better
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I put some ribbon on it to hang it up.
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And that’s it, super simple and quick!!!
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Valerie@Occasionally Crafty said...

It's cute! I'm with you- if I'm going to make it myself, I want it to cost as little as possible. Love the glittery stars!

Kylie Helm said...

SO cute! I love the American flag one, but you had the right idea going the cheaper route, cause your wreath looks fabulous! I am going to have to make one of these for our 4th of July celebration. Thank you for sharing!

Michelle@ Learning to Be a Mom said...

Very cute. I love seeing cute projects that don't cost very much. I'm with you, $5 or less for most things.

Stacie said...

You are so creative! I love it.

Scrappy Gifts said...

Cute! How long does it take you to cover it up in yarn? Is there a trick to it that makes it go fast? Because I started one last year and it's only half covered because I was too slow.

Pat Newton said...

It turned out really cute! You wanna come decorate my house???????

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This is great. Simple and sweet! Just my kind of project. I hope you will link up to my Patriotic Project Parade!

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

That looks great! I hope you had an awesome weekend. Thanks for linking up.

Stone Soup 0603 said...

Thank you for this idea. I'm going to make it tomorrow. In keeping with the frugal mentality, I'm going to make t-shirt yarn out of red, white, & blue tees for the wreath. And maybe I'll save some for the adorable flag pillow! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

The Lovely Mrs. P said...

Love it! Thanks for linking up! I will be featuring this later in the month for a 4th of July post!

The Lovely Mrs. P said...

I featured you today~ for 4th of July!