Hi all. Before I talk about my wreath, I want to thank all of you who took the time to say such lovely things about my sweet Pepper. We still miss her like mad and your kind words meant a lot to me.
Okay, enough sadness, on to my super cute wreath. Well, I think it's super cute, anyway. And of course since I think it, it must be right.
You all know how much I love my crazy paper bag wreath and I wanted to create something similar, but also different (cause, why not be difficult?) for the 4th of July. I had ideas, but they all seemed...too
much like work complicated. I thought and thought and thought had a drink or two and thought some more. I surfed the web and came across some super cute ideas, but they just weren't what I was looking for. After another drink a while, the perfect idea, which was an amalgam of several different ideas, came to me. All I had to do was find the supplies. And of course I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. What's a creative girl in gorgeous heels to do? Improvise! I bought a foam wreath, some blue cupcake liners with white stars on them and some star confetti. At home I whipped out my trusty glue gun, Matilda, and some red scrapbook paper and got down to business.
Since my cupcake liner were not solid color like I was looking for, but white on the inside, I took one and flipped it wrong side out, put a dab a glue in the middle and glued 2 of them together. I then crinkled them up around my finger (put my finger in the center where the glue was and wrapped the liner around my finger) and started gluing them on. I stuffed and stuffed until it the wreath was full. I used 200 cupcake liners in all, including doubling them up. Since they were doubled they were extra fluffy. I like fluffy. I then took strips of red scrapbook paper and folded it accordion style. I glued the ends together to make a red medallion (note it must be longer than it is wide or this will not work), and then glued them to the wreath. I picked out some of the large red and white stars from the confetti and glued them on randomly. This took about an hour and a half start to finish, including breaks to be fascinated or grossed out by the people auditioning for America's Got Talent . Some people don't have any. I do though! Check it out. Isn't it cute?
Here's a close up of the medallions. The one in the back was the wrong proportion so I couldn't get it to make a full circle. I just glued the others over the open space and it looks like I meant to do that. Clever of me, yes? Yes.
Here's our patriotic front door. I added a few red flowers I had in my stash to the white pitcher along with some blue ribbon and voila! Ready for the 4th.
The total cost of the wreath was about $7. Mr. HH should really appreciate how much money I save him.
Hey, check it out! My cute little wreath was featured!!! I'm cool like that.