Friday, June 29, 2012

Liberty Wreath


Ever since I made that cute paper medallion for my Uncle Sam hat a few weeks ago, I've been dying to make more for a 4th of July wreath. I already had some red-and-white polka dot material on hand, so this week I just busted it out.

This was my first time trying the pool noodle method for creating a wreath form. It was super easy {and cheap!} I'll definitely be doing more of these in the future.


1. Trim your pool noodle to make it fit the final size for your wreath {I cut about 6 inches off mine}
2. Using duct tape, tape the ends of the noodle together to create a circle
3. Start wrapping you fabric strips around the noodle and secure with hot glue {you'll want to try to glue fabric to fabric so you don't melt the plastic!}

I used the same method for covering this wreath as I did with my Spring Butterfly Wreath.

Once my wreath form was completely wrapped in fabric, I started adding red and blue paper medallions, embellished with a few of our freedom printable tags.


One of my favorite things turned out to be a little ribbon flower I made out of red-white-and-blue striped ribbon. I gathered it up and glued it in the center, it looks like a mini patriotic bunting!


Here's the final result:


I am excited to have this done and my chalkboard updated for the summer. I think I'll keep this up even after the 4th... it's perfect for the Olympics too!


One final look:


Do you guys have any fun plans for the 4th next week? We'll be going to our local fireworks show {rated one of the top 10 in the country!} for the first time since we moved here two years ago. I'm sure we'll throw in a barbeque and some sparklers in the mix :) Low-key holidays are the best! Hope you all enjoy yours!



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7 comments:

  1. This is adorable holly!! I need to try the pool noodle method too. And I love your chalkboard :)

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  2. NO WAY!!!!
    made from a pool noodle....!!!????
    Who would have EVER thought!
    You are so crafty.....

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  3. Pool noodle? You are a clever socks aren't you! I wouldn't have thought of that- but it makes it an inexpensive wreath base.

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  4. Thank you so much for this post! I love making wreaths but the basic wreath forms at craft stores can be a bit pricey. I'm excited to try a pool noodle. :)

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  5. Super cute, ladies :) Loving the polka dots!

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  6. LOVE it! You guys always do great work! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" Hopefully we'll see you tomorrow at 8pm MDT for this week's party! :) -The Sisters

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