Monday, July 2, 2012

Patriotic Wreath

I have seen these wreaths made out of felt and more striped… and decided that I needed one, but made out of bandana print and a blue print.  I just buzzed on over to Wal-Mart and bought the fabric there.  The blue has fireworks on it.  Then I let it sit around the house for a couple of months until last night when I figured out that we were already in July and the 4th is really close.

Here’s the recipe for the wreath:

 1 yard of red

 ½ yard of blue.

Cut the fabric into 2” squares.  Only one of my rotary cutters won’t work.  It has a new titanium blade, and won’t spin.  No fear, go get the paper cutter.  Sure it has a nick in it, but you can just run over the uncut thread over and over again!


Then fold the little squares into diagonals, and pin onto the wreath form.  Keep doing that until you are mostly insane. 
Try to get the grandkid to help fold, and after she does about ten, she left and declared,“I’ve already done most of them.”


Keep going until you run out of fabric, and send someone out to buy more.  And after that run out of pins, and beg them off your daughter.  Run out of her pins and find that pin cushion that you have had since high school and use those pins up!

All finished—hang on the front door and forget it!  Only now I need to straighten it out and find my camera-- it's pathetic, but it beats this cell phone!

I gotta worry about that flag cake I get to attempt tomorrow!


  1. it looks good! what door is this on? it doesnt look like yours!

  2. I like it! A LOT! It looks fantastic-good job! And yes, what door is this on??

  3. My front door... Sure my front door is turquoise, that shows you how bad that camera is!!

  4. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!