Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stars and Stripes Wreath Tutorial

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Is is just me or did the month of June completely speed by us?!?! Well, whether I like it or not the month of July is starting and Independence Day is this weekend- YIKES! So I am dedicating the rest of the week to fun, easy and creative last minute ideas for your holiday celebrations! I wanted a creative and fun wreath for the door to welcome company and so far I've had no time to run to the store so I made use of what I had on hand.


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I started with the inside of an old embroidery hoop to use as the frame for my wreath.


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I created all kinds of stars from old bits and pieces of fabric and paper that I free motion stitched with different colors of thread.

A variation for those who don't sew could be drawn, painted or even stamped stars.


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Once I was done sewing I cut out all of the stars

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and with craft glue, I glued them to the surface of the hoop.


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The last step was to create a little striped loop to add the back of the wreath for a hanger.


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And voilĂ !!!! A simple, creative and patriotic wreath to add a little charm to the front door (with no money spent).


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13 comments:

  1. nice job, as always!
    fyi, we recently updated our blog with a 'stuff we like' tab, and added you!

    keep up the great work!
    http://thingswithwingsartjournal.blogspot.com

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  2. whyducks2:29 PM

    Brilliant I am going to try it!

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  3. What a neat idea! Love the use of the book pages mixed in with the fabric stars. Wouldn't have thought to sew the paper like that. Very clever!

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  4. Beautiful! I love red, white & blue and think this is so creative! Love all the different texture. I might have to try one! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  5. Cute Idea!!!
    Going to try to redo my faded Red White and Blue Wreath stored from last year .... may use your idea as part of the decorations.

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  6. Hi Alisa,

    Here's a link to something I think is right up your alley. I would love to see your spin on these.

    http://alphamom.com/family-fun/holidays/make-your-own-fourth-of-july-confetti-popper-rockets/

    Christine

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  7. Rebecca2:57 PM

    Hi Alisa - love this! What's the name of the sewing machine foot you used? Is it an embroidery foot?
    Really enjoying your work!,
    Rebecca :)

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  8. Really cool idea! It looks like you've backed the fabric up with felt or something? You are an inspiration to so many of us - keep up the great work!

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  9. We made these! Three of them and it was so fun! Thank you! xo

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  10. This looks great! Totally awesome wreath

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and hope you will join in on the fun!
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/07/red-white-and-blue-linky-party.html

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  11. I love this idea! Had to pin it *<:+)
    Check out the recycled wreath I made for the 4th at: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3827812487263&set=a.3827811367235.2149627.1036342162&type=1&theater

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