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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Relief & Americana Wreath

First off, I have to say that it is such a relief to have the nice weather back.....Debby is gone!  The kids and I started getting cabin fever, but yesterday we were able to get out all day to get some errands done and todays weather looks even better.  My daughter and I got up early to go for a walk, not a cloud in the sky.....blue as far as the eye could see:) 
But while we were cooped up I was able to get a cute Americana Wreath made.  I had seen this on this site http://ssbuffat.blogspot.com and really wanted to make one.  Mine is a smaller version and I really liked how it came out.  It was very simple to make:




These are all the materials you need: 
a styrofoam wreath, felt (3 red, 3 white, 2 blue) and stick pins.


First, you cut out 2" x 2" squares from the felt


Starting with one color, you fold the felt in half


And then in half again


Using a stick pin, poke it through the corner of the felt and into the wreath


Continue doing this in each corner of the felt (you don't have to arrange them like this after your first initial pieces).  Place them close together to fill in any gaps of the wreath showing


This is how it should look after inserting many pieces. 
Open them and twist them as you go to hide any stick pins or gaps showing


Keep the red and white areas the same size and make the blue double


Cut your stars out of the white felt and hot glue on.
(I changed my stars from the original one I saw, this was handier for me)
Finished....easy peasy!!


Hope you all have great weather your way and a wonderful day:)






10 comments:

Kim said...

Lori, thank you so much for entering my giveaway and posting it on your blog! This wreath is just adorable...gives me an idea of what to with my homespun scraps perhaps.
Blessings,
Kim@Country Thyme Prims

Trace4J said...

Oh stinkin cute.
I love it.
Great job.
Hugs
Trace


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

~Sara said...

Cute idea! Enjoy the weather. Blessings ~Sara

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Looks great! And I like the idea in Kim's comment too.

Goedele

Prims By The Water said...

What a ute idea for a 4th of July wreath, Looks awesome! Tke care, Janice

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I LOVE your blog and how I found you is because you joined my blog.

I LOVE the 4th of July wreath that you made and hung. You can keep it up for the whole month of July!!!

It is going to be very HOT here, today in the 90's and tomorrow in the high 90's the 3 H's...Hazy,Hot and Humid...thank goodenss for a pool.

Have a wonderful weekend and glad to hear the kiddo's were able to get outside.

Summer Blessings,
Tricia

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

LOVE how your wreath turned out!! I could see it done in Halloween colors too--great project for kids to work on.Thanks for sharing--very clear tutorial!!--Jan

Cave Creek Primitives said...

Hi Lori, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the wreath, very pretty! I'm envious of your relocation to FL too - lived there for 12 years and can't wait to return. Someday...

Have a great holiday!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun project...and not so complicated! Happy fourth!

SweetPepperRose said...

Lori! you know I love wreaths - LOVE this one. I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! Please go to my site to check out the award guidelines.
JoAnn
sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com