Saturday, June 11, 2011

American Flag Wreath, Sort Of

I love yarny wreaths!  They are a cheap and quick way to dress up your door

I originally thought I'd do one gigantic star, but it looked too much like the Texas flag

Or maybe the Puerto Rican flag

I have friends who are Puerto Rican and friends who are Texan, but I'm not looking to celebrate either of their native locales this summer.  I added a couple additional stars to look a little more like the US flag.

I began with a straw wreath

*Friends, do not unwrap the plastic from the wreath.  It is a lot of time and effort and you'll just get straw everywhere.  I have a loved one (whom shall remain nameless) that tried to unwrap the plastic from her straw wreath and she was frustrated before the project even really began.

You can do this with any kind of yarn, but I used worsted weight yarn because that is what I had on hand
If you ball your yarn, the wrapping process is soooo much easier.  I love having balled yarn around.  I just think it's pretty.  And convenient.

Here it is almost done.  If you have any stray pieces of yarn hanging out, you can just glue them down in the back of the wreath

I wanted my stars to be raised a little, so I cut an end off a match box and glued it to the back of a star before gluing it down

I did the same with the piece of cardboard that goes around an artist's eraser so that the stars were at varying heights

Added some hot glue

And ended up with this

All done!


Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be linking this up at a few different sites; be sure to check out my "links" page in the sidebar to see some really cool blogs.

Blessings,
Jamie
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45 comments:

  1. what did you make the stars with? I love the wreath, so simple and it looks great!

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  2. They're posterboard. I guess I should have mentioned that :)

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  3. This is great! I love the look! Saw you on IHeartNaptime!

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  4. ADORABLE! Isn't the yarn-wrapped wreath a pain?! I did one recently and am afraid to do one again b/c it took so long! But yours is adorable!!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  5. Adorable wreath. I love the graphic statement it makes!

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  6. I adore your wreath!

    Dee
    Your new follower

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  7. I love this. I love the yarn wreaths too and i made one. I have done another because it took forever. :) My patience was tested but I love it. I love the stars and how you really highlight them.
    But hey, what is wrong with the Texas flag? hehe(I am Texas raised and born but find myself in AZ)
    ladeedacreations.com
    Following you now

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  8. Fantastic tutorial! I love how it looks and am totally making this for the 4th! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  9. So stinkin' cute! I am definitely adding this to my "to do" list to get ready for 4th of July! Love it!

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  10. It turned out GREAT! I love it. I might have to make one for the 4th! :)

    ~Liz

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  11. My mom's birthday is tomorrow (flag day) so I think I might make her one of these!! :) SOOO cute! I might have to make one for myself too! :) New follower from the blog hop!
    Jackie
    www.monkeymommascrafts.blogspot.com

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  12. I love this, so cute! I'm going to feature it this Sunday on KIS!

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  13. Oh my gosh, that's so exciting Kaysi! Thanks for the comments everyone <3

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  14. This is great, I love it! Nice job.

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  15. Very cute! I love it for the 4th of July!

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  16. Adorable! I'm your newest follower.

    courtney- www.sweetcsdesigns.com

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  17. love this wreath! SO cute! and perfect for the season too! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  18. I'm loving all the yarn wreaths around the blogosphere, but this one is especially beautiful and fun with the patriotic pops of color. We'll need to start working on one, too, since July 4th is right around the corner! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  19. Jamie-you are so creative where did you get all your talent? I am a new follower! Love ya, Mom

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  20. love this wreath--just shared on my FB page!
    facebook.com/homeconfetti

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  21. that's beautiful! I love it. And so simple! Thanks for sharing! I'm following from Tuesday Time Out. Have a great day!

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  22. WAY cute!

    Cara

    http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

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  23. Super cute wreath!!

    Thanks for linking it up! I pinned it on Pinterest :)

    xoxo
    Jen

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  24. I love your wreath! So cute!!

    Visiting from the Hoo's Got Talent party :)

    Blessings,
    Heather

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  25. I've been looking around online for ideas for my 4th wreath. Love this!

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  26. I love this and definitely plan to copy it!! Great job!

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  27. Your blog is so cute!! I will definitely be following you!! :) and will be watching your blog to learn some new things!! I would love it if would check out my blog and follow me back also!!
    -Brooke
    For-The-Luv-Of.blogspot.com

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  28. This looks great!! I'm your newest follower! I look forward to reading more! Come visit me at www.gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com

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  29. this turned out way super cute. Love it.

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  30. Love this. Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday!
    Michelle
    www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  31. This is adorable! I featured it on my blog today- come by and check it out!

    http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/06/five-fabulous-finds-14.html

    Kelly

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  32. I featured you on my blog today! :)
    www.monkeymommascrafts.blogspot.com

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  33. Love it! The colors are so rich and beautiful. Great job!

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  34. this is really cute ~ saw it on KIS ~ i pinned it so i can remember where it came from in case i make one!! i'll definitely link back if i do!

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  35. I tried to e-mail you but couldn't find an address, so I had to do it here. Would you mind if I borrowed your picture and featured this on my blog this Friday? I don't like to use other people's pictures without permission, so that's why I asked.

    If that is okay, please leave a comment over on my blog or feel free to send me an e-mail. I love this project and would love to include it in my 4th feature on Friday.

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  36. What a great 4th of July craft. Joni

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  37. I'm back! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

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  38. Thanks for this tutorial!! I made one this week. If you want to see here's the link

    http://bluesusanmakes.blogspot.com/2011/06/there-im-just-popping-in-to-show-you.html

    Thank you!!!

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  39. Hi there ~
    I did my own version of your wreath and linked back to you....you can check it out here if you want:
    http://thecellardoorstories.blogspot.com/2011/06/4th-of-july-decor-on-cheap-wreath.html

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  40. Love! I am featuring this on my blog! rebeccasroundup.blogspot.com

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  41. I love this idea. And it is so simple even I could try to do this one. Thanks for sharing.

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