Monday, June 28, 2010

Party In The USA

I saw this last spring and really loved it.
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(photo from Linda’s blog, Craftaholics Anonymous)

Um, hi, can you say so so stinkin adorable?!?!  I loved it.
I, however, had just finished making my spring wreath.
Boo.  So I decided to put it on the back burner...until I had the idea to make a festive 4th of July wreath instead.
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I basically love it.  I followed Linda’s tutorial for the most part, which is fantastic by the way.
I did make a few changes.

Here’s what I did.
Linda used felt. Walmart basically sucks noodles and didn’t have ANY blue felt.
So I decided to improvise and use ribbon.
I gathered all the red, white, and blue ribbon and buttons I could find. And I bought a wreath.

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Then I followed Linda’s instructions for making the flowers.

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Just make loops and then fold the ribbon at an angle and put a little hot glue to hold it. The angle you fold makes all the difference, as you might see with some of my flowers. It took me a minute to figure out how to make them all the same.

I ran out of ribbon while making this flower
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So I just glued the start of new ribbon where it left off and kept going.


I had fun figuring out how to make different shapes and loops and little ones and big ones.




I love this little guy.

And this one’s a star. Cute cute cute!!
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Then I just glued them onto the wreath and fastened a ribbon on with more hot glue.
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I think it turned out perfectly!

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Festive and oh so cute!
And fairly simple. It took me an hour, start to finish.
It was a naptime masterpiece!!
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There I am in the reflection. Nice.

Thank you, Linda! You rock!!!



5 comments:

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

Very festive and VERY cute! Love how it turned out!

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Camie!
AWESOME wreath!! I LOVE that you took the idea and made it your own. And it turned out gorgeous! So festive and fun for your front door. way to go, girl! I'm so glad you linked this up in my Patriotic Parade, cuz I'm totally featuring it on Saturday! :)
happy crafting,
Linda

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

It turned out really cute. You made it in an hour? Wow! I'd still be fumbling with the ribbon.

Would love for you to link it up Thursday to Fab Finds for the 4th.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

So sweet! The combo of different ribbons with the red, white and blue and the buttons is really eye catching. Good project!

BJ_Mama said...

This is AWESOME! I guess I'll add it to my things to make for next year ;)