Monday, June 20, 2011

Star Spangled Wreath!

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I wanted to try my hand at a wreath.  I have been loving the square and rectangular wreaths that so many have shown on their blogs. 

And well, since I didn't have a round wreath form, a simple plastic certificate frame was the perfect base.

Step One: 
Gather a thin frame and 3 or 4 fat quarters in a variety of colors and patterns.  Since I was going patriotic, I found a red, white and blue fabric that followed the theme perfectly.

Step 2:
Snip your fabric about every inch and tear your strips. I then cut my strips into 7" pieces which allowed me to get 3 pieces out of each long strip I tore.

Step 3:
Tie the strips onto the frame using a pattern to make sure you have even distribution of your colors around the frame.  The number of strips needed will depend on the size of your frame and the density you desire.  I used just over half of my 3 fat quarters which made approximately 36 strips of each color.  I like how it turned out.

Step 4:
Embellish!  I am on a "sewed paper garland" kick right now so of course that became the perfect embellishment!  Using a small star shape maker, I punched out a bunch of red and blue stars, sewed them together using white thread and tied them to the frame! 

I decided to give this one to my mother-in-law to brighten up their door!

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  1. I'm totally going to try that :)

  2. Cute! I want to do one, too!

  3. I love knotted fabric since I can't sew. Love paper garlands too. The wreath looks great!

  4. LOVE this patriotic wreath! It's so cute square! And you sewed your own star banner? WOW! You rock! Thanks for linking up to the Summer Safari!

  5. I love this! What a great idea. I'm going to make one with my kids...happy 4th!

  6. Saw you at HoH! I really love this wreath! I did something like this last year, but I like the squareness of this so much better! :)

    I'm a new follower and looking forward to many more great posts!


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