Monday, June 20, 2011

4th of July Wreath

Its that time of Year despite what Utah Weather says 
it is almost the 4th of July
Do you all love the 4th as much as I do?

I love the BBQs. the warmth, the sun, the fireworks
the parades, the parties, the carnivals
I love it all!

So of course I needed something for my door 
to celebrate this All American Holiday
Gotta show my love for our country 

So I made a easy and fun red, white and blue wreath!
And this was my inspiration
I just needed to make it more my own
so....

This is what you will need:


-A wreath Form (I used 2 because I wanted it to be thicker) $1 each at the dollar store
-Yarn color of your choice
-Cupcake liners of your choice (I got red, white and blue ones in different sizes at Michael's)
-Stars or other embellishments (Michael's)
-Hot glue Gun
-Hot Glue
-And something heavy to flatten out the cupcake liners

Here is what I did:


First I got all the cupcake liners ready
by layering, gluing and embellishing


I ended up making about 60 completed and layers circle 
so probably around 90 or so cupcake liners


Then it was time to flatten them out a bit
This is where my husbands Law School books came in handy
for my crafting 
(hubby rolling his eyes)
haha JK he thought it was pretty funny and creative


Law Books are so humongous and heavy I knew they would do the trick
So I put them in there every few pages 
shut the books 
and let them sit over night and the next day voila they were flat!


While those were flattening it was time to start wrapping
Grab your yarn, your wreath forms,
a good show to watch and start wrapping


Now I'm not gonna lie this wrapping part seems like it takes forever
and it kinda does
so just make sure to do it while you are watching a movie
or like me while I am watching some SYTYCD
Who else out there loves this show?
Isn't it so much fun 
Who are your favorites?


Once you are done wrapping your wreath
and all your cupcake liners are flat, embellished and ready
It is time to start gluing them to your wreath

This part has no rhyme or reason 
I just wanted them to be random
That looks the best on wreaths like this I think

Just layer, over lap, and glue glue glue
Be creative 
Use your imagination and make it your own 


Doesn't it look pretty on my DOOR
I love it!

I don't have a front door that many people see
Cuz we have a basement entrance in the back of the house
But it is so cute anyway and for those of you who see our door
I hope you love it!

Remember make it fun, use your creativity 
and if you have any questions I am happy to answer all of them
So just email me or leave a comment!

My 4th of July Wreath is linked up to all the parties 
and here
Todays Creative Blog
The DIY Show Off


Now I think we need to take a little peak at my little man
You agree?
Ok perfect


Being this little guys mommy is the BEST job in the whole world
I have so much fun playing with him, teaching him, laughing with him
and of course being silly with him


Yup, that is baby powder on his nose!
and he is lovin it
We are pretty good at stayin entertained around here 

Thank you for reading 
and I of course have to thank you all for the sweet comments I get
They make me so excited

And get Excited because I have another giveaway coming up on Thursday!

28 comments:

  1. very cute! I love the cupcake liner idea - especially because you don't have to cut out a hundred circles!!

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  2. This is so clever and so cute! I thought I was going to have all this time to make stuff, but summer is flying by way too fast! Thanks for stopping by Three Pixie Lane and for the feature of your Pinterest favs! I will add your button to my post! New follower, Christie

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  3. Very cute! I have a valentine's wreath still hanging up because I have nothing to put in it's place so I'll have to take some of this and tweak it a bit to turn it into a July 4th one. I'll try to get it up on my blog soon! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Caralee
    www.caraleecrafts@blogspot.com

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  4. Great wreath. Stopping by from Craftomaniac Hop. New follower! Blessings… Saved By Love Creations

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  5. This is really similar to a wreath I made for the 4th. I used fabric instead of cupcake liners, but I have to say - cupcake liners = genius! I am visiting from Strictly Homemade. Come visit my link and check out my wreath!

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  6. Great idea and I really like how the colors come together.

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  7. Your wreath is so cute! I love the patriotic colors. I came over via Vintage Wanna Bee. Thanks for sharing

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  8. I love this! What a fun little festive way to dress up your door. Way to go Whit!

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  9. Very cute and perfect for the 4th! I love that you found another use for your husbands law books too. :)

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  10. It's so funny that you check out my little ole post, cause your wreath was one of the crafts I was admiring. I think it's adorable, and I LOVE the 4th of July.
    Thanks for stopping over at TheTinos.

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  11. Hi! Cute blog! so sad I missed the temple pic giveaway:(

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  12. Love it! So pretty. The colors are fabulous!! Great job:) I am a new follower!!
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  13. SO fabulous. I love using cupcake liners and i have seen so many cute projects with them. I guess I need to try a project.
    love this!!!
    following you now
    ladeedacreations.com

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  14. Totally adorable, I am in love with it! We would love to have you join our link up party tomorrow. Hope to see you there!
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  15. Love this wreath. Great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing at Strictly Homemade Tuesday. I am going to feature this next Tuesday.

    BTW- did you get your zipper pouch? Just want to make sure!

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  16. I love your wreath Whitney! Can't wait to see it in real life.

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  17. wow, that is bold and adorable, love it! Worth all the wrapping, and who doesn't need an excuse to watch tv?

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  18. This is so very 4th of July :) Really appreciate you linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop, and joining the giveaway. You rock!

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  19. Hi! Stopping by to invite you to link this up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!

    Johnnie

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  20. The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop has grown for the better because of your participation. Thanks for linking up this great post!

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  21. Hi Whitney!! LOVE your blog!! Love this wreath! Thanks sooo much for visiting mine and being my very 1st follower! I'd love to give you a $25 gift certificate to either Willow House or Thirty-One Gifts, so pop back over and let me know what you would like and I'll send it your way! :-)

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  22. Whitney, your little guy is too cute! I love the wreath - so clever and perfect for the 4th! Thank you so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! ;) I'm including a link back in tomorrow's feature.

    Happy 4th!

    Roeshel

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  23. This wreath turned out really cute!!
    Thank you so much for linking it up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see more of your creativity tonight! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  24. This looks great!

    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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  25. Turned out so cute! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.
    Crystal
    www.chocolatedroolandkisses.blogspot.com

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  26. Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!

    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  27. this is SO cute! I love it! I featured you on my blog today for Mouth-Watering Mondays! Come check it out and feel free to grab a featured button! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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