Tuesday, June 28, 2011

4th of July Decor on the Cheap: Wreath

For some reason, I have never decorated much for the 4th of July, and this year I wanted to start remedying that.  Since I don't exactly devote a large portion of our budget to seasonal decorating, I needed to come up with some cheap ideas to make our home a little more festive and patriotic.  I turned to the blogosphere and found this cutey wreath from The Creative Imperative.

I loved the idea, wanted to come up with something similar, and here's what I ended up with....


Looking back, I think I should have made the stripes a little thinner so they looked more American Flag-like and not so much like a candy cane, but that's ok.  Please note there are exactly 13 buttons ~ how very colonial of me!

Patriotic?  It's a wreath version of an American flag.  Check.
Easy?  A little time consuming, but my 5 year old probably could have done it, so Check.
Cheap?  I already had the yarn and buttons, so all I needed was the wreath form.  I bought a straw wreath for under $3 at Joann's ~ Check!

As a bonus, I finally took my Spring Wreath off the front door!  Yep, now that it's officially summer, bird's nests were officially starting to look weird and out of place.

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47 comments:

Annie said...

So cute! I don't think the stripes are too far apart at all. It fits well with that scale.

Katie said...

i love it and definitely see all flag, no candy cane :) the buttons are my favorite part, so clever! thanks for sharing!

katie@little things bring smiles

Tanya said...

I think it turned out wonderful! No candy cane look at all :)

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

It turned out great. I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html. I hope to see you soon!
~Macy

jamie said...

I LOVE it! The buttons rock and the stripes are great :) I kept feeling like mine looked like a life preserver or something so I know the feeling hahaha! Thanks so much for the link.

Sara said...

I really like this and the buttons are great. I like the darker red and navy blue that you used.

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Adorable!!! I love the buttons :)

xoxoxo
Jen

Suzanne said...

I'm so jazzed you linked this. I have ALL of those supplies on hand. I think I know what I will be doing tonight. I don't think your stripes look like candy canes at all.

Unique2wh0 said...

........land that I love!! Cute!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

oohhh....love that wreath!! I just may put that on my FB page tomorrow!! :) And really, that is the extent of my blueberry recipes! LOL

Just Jaime said...

Great twist!

Kristy said...

I love it... so festive!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

that is so cute! I think it looks great!

RMC said...

This is super cute, and beautiful!

Holiday Snob said...

Cute! Great job!

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Very cute! I love the buttons.

poindextr said...

How adorable is that?!! Just love anything with sweet buttons, can't go wrong and your wreath is simply fabulous! Love it and I so might have to borrow (OK steal) your idea. I'm so bad about wreaths, I really do need to get a standard wreath form, I always use cardboard. (ducking head in shame) Take care :)

BluBabesCreate said...

Love the buttons. They give them that country, American feel.

storycrafting said...

This is adorable! I love that it looks like the flag- and how perfect that you have 13 buttons! I think the spacing is great.

Ty and Whitty said...

Wow I LOVE your version so much girl! The buttons are so much fun. I found you through the House of Hepworths linky party and just had to stop by. I am your newest follower and cant wait to check more of your blog out. Come and visit me and say hi and please follow back :)

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

I am in love with your blog! This wreath...STUNNING! I so need to make one! I am your newest follower! I would love it if you stopped by, check out my blog and become my newest follower if you like what you see! Have a Happy 4th!

Natalie said...

Haha!! "how very colonial of me"!! That's great! It looks fabulous! I love it and may just make one myself (next year, that is!). Great job and all flag no candy!

Kortney said...

Every time I see what your do on your blog I am so impressed! You are just amazing Ange! LOVE your ideas...now if I only had the motivation to do something like that!

June Scott said...

Doesn't look like a candy cane to me either (although that's an idea to keep in mind~ha!) I think it came out great! Love the idea of yarn and buttons! Thanks for sharing, Angie!

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

I agree - WAY more flag-like rather than candy cane! I love this - a few changes to something you already know how to do (the yarn wrapping) and voila! New, timely home decor! : )

Uncommon Women said...

LOVE THIS!!! SOO CUTE!!!

Kara said...

Simple, but super cute. I love this patriotic wreath. The buttons make it.

Yay Home said...

I have been wanting to try a yarn wreath. Maybe I can still get this done in time for the 4th! I made a cute and cheap garden flag, but I may NEED to do this too!

Paula @ Yay Home

http://yayhome.blogspot.com

storycrafting said...

Okay, I made one today!! Check it out- and I put a link to your page!

Modern Wivelyhood said...

I love this, the colors and the buttons are perfect! I featured this on my Friday 5! Thanks for sharing!
www.modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

Adorable! :) I love the buttons!

Kaitlin Saenz said...

I love this idea! Seriously cute! I'm visiting over from funkyjunkinteriors. I'm hosting my first ever blog party and its all 4th of July-all Red, White, and Blue! I'd love for you to link up and share with me!

http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/4th-of-july-link-party.html

Hope to see you over at my place soon!
Kaitlin
notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

wayside wanderer said...

Very cute! I am not a big wreath maker but this one I want to try.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love it!

I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party that I'd love for you to join in on by adding your link!
http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/07/red-white-and-blue-linky-party.html

oneinspiredhand said...

I love your wreath!! I'm gonna make one!!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!!

Amy@ Just Pleased as Punch said...

Love your wreath, esp the buttons! Super inspiring! I featured you over at www.justpleasedaspunch.blogspot.com. Check it out if you get a chance!

Jackie said...

I love the buttons. They really add a wonderful touch to the wreath. I think your stripes are just fine. I certainly see the flag.

Lyn said...

I LOVE making wreaths more than anything -- this one is so cute! It doesn't look candy=cane-ish to me at all! I love the buttons most!

Becky said...

you did a fab tab job!! xoxo

Becki said...

I love the wreath - different yet very patriotice!

Rachel said...

Hi Angie -
I just love this wreath... the buttons were such a great idea! I'd love to link to this project from my site: www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com. We've got a Patriotic section that this project would be perfect for! Let me know if that's okay with you!
Thanks!
Rachel@AllFreeHolidayCrafts

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

That is so adorable! And it looks fairly easy to make - maybe I could actually do it - LOL!

Jessica said...

this is definitely going in my project folder and I will be making one next summer....love it!

Jamie said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that your image was posted on someone's shop and she didn't give credit. She has stolen images from a lot of different bloggers and, until this morning, was passing them off as her own. I wrote something on her wall letting her know it isn't OK to steal images; I thought you should know about it though. I know you put a lot of love into your wreath, photos and blog post so I just think it's uncool what she's doing!

Shelley said...

This is adorable, nice job!! I have started using foam "noodles" (kids pool toy floaty thing)from the dollar store. I cut a little of the end and duct tape it together. Works great and you can change the size

Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted said...

Hey Angie! I love your yarn wreath! Especially those buttons : ) I'm sharing this in today's 5 for Friday on my blog for patriotic wreaths, including one pic and a link back to this post. Great job!

Melissa Thomas said...

Made this wreath to decorate my front door for the summer! Memorial Day, 4th of July and will probably leave it up for Labor Day too!
Thanks so much for sharing! I am not crafty at all and I was able to do this so if I can do it pretty much anyone can :)
Thanks so much for sharing!

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