Wreath work for the 4th

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I am a crafty person. I love making things. All sorts of things. But wreaths just always seem to do weird things for me. I may have finally broken through that! I love my new wreath!

I’ll walk you through what I did just in case you want to try something similar. It was very simple and lots of fun for me.

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Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • upcycled wire form (this is from a set of fairy wings that just didn’t make it through all the flying 3 giggly girls like to do; you could also just us an old wire hanger)
  • fabric in whatever color combination you like
  • some way to cut the fabric – I used a rotary cutter, 6 1/2″ square template and mat; scissors or pinking shears work just as well

The process was pretty simple and, for me, fun.

Cut your fabrics in to strips that are 6″ x 1″. For the wreath I did, I used about 225 strips. You can do more or less, depending on how full you want it to appear and how big your form is. My wire made a circle that is 14″ across.

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225 strips 6″ x 1″

After you have the strips cut, decide if you want to be artsy or regimented. I chose to be regimented and did a pattern with my strips. My pattern was 2 whites, 2 blues, 2 reds, 1 burlap. Do whatever works for you. Then, start tying. Tie the strips onto the wire with an overhand knot. Once the form is full, hang it up and admire it! You’re done.

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I wish I had a picture of E’s face when she saw the wreath this morning. She started helping me a bit yesterday. She tied several of the strips on for me. That smile was worth all the tying. Plus, I love the way it looks.

Prayers that you all have a safe and happy 4th of July from all of us here. At Home.

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One thought on “Wreath work for the 4th

  1. […] year and perhaps make a new one for another place in our home. You can find the tutorial for our first wreath here on the […]

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