Friday, June 11, 2010

Crafting for summer Holidays

I found this wreath and thought it was a simple and attractive  item to decorate your door for the 4th of July...

You will need:

11 yards 1" wide red-white-and-blue ribbon
20" grapevine wreath
Three 4" x 6" American flags
Floral wire 


Weave 2 1/2 yards of ribbon through the grapevine wreath. Glue the ends of the ribbons together; this is the bottom of the wreath. 

Arrange three flags at the bottom of the wreath in a fan shape so they slightly overlap; glue the flags in place. Use a small amount of glue to secure the edges of the flags where they overlap.

Cut two 36" lengths of ribbon and fashion a small multi-loop bow from each piece; tie with floral wire. Glue a bow to each side of the wreath.

Use the remaining ribbon to make one large multi-loop bow. Glue bow to the bottom of the wreath to cover glued sections of ribbon and flags.