Here comes summer. And with summer comes my favorite color combination for decorating. Red, White, and Blue.I use that color combination inside and outside each summer. Summer has two patriotic holidays so why not use the color combination to show your " American Pride".
One of the easiest things to work with when making a wreath seems to be tulle wreaths or rag wreaths. For my summer wreath this year I decided to do tulle. This is the results of my wreath. The ladies at our Senior Center had seen my Spring Wreath and liked it so well they wanted to learn to do one so that was the May craft we did for "Krafts with Karan Day". What fun it was to do.
I bought 1 1/2 yard of each color red, white, and blue . Leaving it folded in half at the normal fold line I than cut it into 4 inch strips cutting from the fold across to the open edge. I stacked each strip neatly with all folds together.
After cutting and stacking I than cut into six inch sections by starting at the folds. I cut the first cut at 3 inches. After unfolding each I had my first 6 inch strips. Then continue cuting the strips in 6 inch lengths on across. It should end up pretty true to 6 inches when cutting your last strip. Tulle is very forgiving when cutting so you will not need to be right on exactly with your cuts. As you can see from my last strip the cut is very jagged. This creates no problem as it will not show the uneven cuts at all when tied onto you wreath.
Stack each color into piles when cutting. the end results will be 3 stacks one of each color. I used an old embroidery hoop part for my wreath but when teaching crafts we did recycle wire hangers for our wreath form. Just shape it into a wreath shape and you will be ready to start.
May God Bless America.