Monday, June 25, 2012

Made it Monday ~ Patriotic Wreath

Happy last Monday in June!  I don't know about you, but my summer seems to be flying by way too fast!


Yesterday, I posted my Pinterest-inspired Patriotic Wreath on Endless Pinabilities.




So I thought I'd share a few pictures I took while making it and link up with 4th Grade Frolics' Made it Monday!  There are tons of great ideas over there for your classroom and your home.



Here it is in a nutshell...




Materials:


  • 12" or 14" Floral Wreath {Do NOT buy the white ones that flake off when you touch them!}
  • 6 - 8 Sheets of Each Color Felt ~ Red, White, Blue
  • Ruler or Cutting Mat
  • Scissors
  • Straight Pins {No joke, I used an entire box of 450 and started on another box!}
  • Craft Wire {Wrap around a pencil to create as many 'springs' as the number of stars you want.}
  • Decorative Ribbon
  • Glue Gun {not shown}
  • White Card Stock or Foam ~ Cut into Stars {not shown}
  • ****THIMBLE**** {...or you will be sorry after poking in 500 straight pins! o_O}

Instructions:

  1. Cut felt into 2" squares, but don't stress over perfection here.
  2. I used straight pins to mark the approximate size of my sections before I started to get the layout like I wanted it.
  3. Fold each square into a triangle then fold over again to make a smaller triangle with 4 layers.
  4. Push a straight pin through the corner.
  5. I found it went much quicker to make a bunch of little felt tee-pees with pins stuck in them at one time {or have my hubby help}.
  6. Poke those bad boys into the wreath.
  7. Make sure you slightly taper each section towards the center of the wreath since you are working with a round object.
  8. Hot glue stars to the wire springs you made.
  9. Stick them into the blue section.
  10. Hot glue a piece of ribbon to the back for a hanger.


I would not recommend trying to complete this in one sitting or your back side may begin to take root to your chair!  This took a few hours altogether.


This was the inspiration pin...and she does have quite a detailed tutorial on her blog.


                                                                  Source: ssbuffat.blogspot.com via Michelle on Pinterest



Enjoy :)

Making It {and smiling},
 




8 comments:

  1. So cute!!! Did that take forever??? I love how it turned out:) Sharp!!! Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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    1. Thanks, Tara! It did take a few hours, but it wasn't hard to do!

      ~Michelle

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  2. I made this too, I love it!! :) I started getting requests from family members to make it for them as well! :)

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    1. Wasn't it fun to do! But I'm not sure I'd want to take orders for many more of them...my fingers are still sore. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

      ~Michelle

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  3. This is great!! I love it! It is so beautiful! Great job!

    April
    Wolfelicious

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    1. Thanks April! I appreciate the sweet comments. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

      ~Michelle

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  4. I love your wreath! I'm sure it took a lot of time, but it was so worth it!

    Ansley :)

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