Thursday, May 24, 2012

{DIY] Flag Rag Wreath

Hey! I know it's been a really long time, but don't worry, I didn't fall into Mt. Fuji or anything ;)  I've been enjoying our new little one and sightseeing with visiting family members, so making anything as been low on the totem pole.  BUT I did squeeze in some time to make this little wreath for our front door - with Memorial Day this weekend and the 4th of July around the corner, I thought I'd share.  So in case you only have 30 minutes and desperately need something up on your bare front door, this project's for you!
Scraps of red, white, and blue fabric
a wreath form (or in my case a ring cut out of cardboard - #imissmichaels)
scissors, ruler, hot glue gun
the ability to tie a knot

hello. SO easy.  
Here's what you do:
Using a marker, mark your wreath form at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock, then draw a line half way between 12 and 3, 3 and 6, 6 and 9.

Cut or tear your fabric into approximately 8" strips - tie one on your wreath form first to make sure it is the length you want, because depending on the width of your wreath form you may need the strips to be longer/shorter.

Start tying the strips on - not a full knot, but just the first step of tying a knot.

Continue around the wreath alternating red and white, then on the last quarter tie on the blue strips.
I tried to get one red section and one white section in each quarter, but I didn't exactly space it right and ended up with another red section.  It really doesn't matter - just do whatever fits on your wreath form, except for the last quarter, make it all blue.

Lastly fire up that glue gun, tie a few small white scraps into knots, and glue them onto the blue section.

Ta. Da. 
A few less scraps in your stash and a snazzy patriotic wreath for your door!
p.s. I used one of my hubs old white dress shirts for the white scraps :)

and here it is on my not-so-glamorous military housing front door

I'll catch you up on the Japanese adventures next week - we've done a lot of stuff considering Lila's only 8 weeks old...

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