Fourth of July Patriotic Wreath

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I finally completed my Independence Day wreath project … Hooray!  I have been running a little behind on all of my Fourth of July crafts.I didn’t take step by step tutorial pictures because this is my first wreath project and I was fumbling with it throughout the entire process.  Also when I began I didn’t have a clear plan in mind so I was a bit scattered.For my first wreath I think it turned out acceptable.  I definitely learned what not to do the next time I make a wreath.  Maybe I should have visited a couple diy wreath tutorials myself, it would’ve saved me some time.

I chose to do a yarn base with cheap craft yarn.  I wrapped the yarn around the wreath while gluing it down with craft glue.  This process took much longer than I anticipated … maybe I’m just a slow yarn wrapper.

 

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I made these cute miniature yarn balls by winding the yarn around itself while rotating until I got the size I wanted.  I then cut the yarn leaving a long tail.  After threading the tail through a yarn needle I secured the loose yarn to the ball with a knot.  I then used the needle to weave the yarn in and out of the yarn ball several times, leaving the tail in order to attach it to the wreath.
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The sign was an unfinished piece of wood that I painted white.  The red border with star cutouts is actually scrapbook paper that I trimmed to fit then Mod Podged onto the wood.  Next I used alphabet rubber stamps and blue paint for the words Red White Blue.  Then one last coat of Mod Podge.Lastly, I attached red ric rac trim with sewing pins as well as the scrap of cloth to hang the wreath.So there you have it!  My slightly over-complicated, somewhat tedious but extremely Cheerful and Patriotic Wreath.

If you have any questions or need clarification on one of the steps I am happy to help.  Please leave a comment or email me at wonkywonderful@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my wonkywonderful wreath.

 

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