Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Who Needs A Wreathin To Craft?
Apparently I did... 'cause after searching for cute patriotic wreaths and coming up short I decided to make my own. I wanted something for my double doors so that it would read as an American flag stretched across both wreaths... and I found nada. How is it that none of the fabulous crafters of etsy or Pinterest haven't come up with something?! I mean c'mon it meant I actually had to think up something on my own, which was probably a good brain exercise since I love and use both of those websites a tad excessively I'm pretty sure my brain has lost nearly all activity. ;) I also like the look of horizontal stripes so it would look like an actual flag... but the only wreaths I could find all had the sunburst pattern which seemed overdone and a dime a dozen to me. No offense to anyone, just my opinion. So this was my solution to make a patriotic floral wreath duo that actually looks like an American flag. I'm sure there are cheaper ways than using hydrangeas like I did, though Michael's IS having a big floral sale right now. ;) Since it's kinda different I wanted to keep it semi traditional by using silks, I'm sure the tshirt/fabric scrap or paper/tissue methods could work too. I went and got the cheapest wreath forms michaels had, which were the plastic wrapped hay ones. I think they were $4. Hobby lobby was closed or else I totally would've gone there as their wreath stuff is way cheaper. I think it's $4 for styrofoam ones whereas Michael's are $8. Again just guesstimates but when I'm a woman on a mission I like to strike while the iron's hot and the idea is fresh in my mind. ;) So Michael's it was. I just used chintzy white fabric cut into strips to wrap around my cheap-o hay wreaths so they still look fab from inside my house. Then wielded my hot glue gun like Butch Cassidy in a stick up. And there you have it! Lmk if you have any questions!