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.

**Don't forget to enter my very first giveaway, ending 6/30......check it out ~ there's new stuff in Katie's shop!**

Linking up to a few of my favorites!

It's always such an honor to be featured!  Thanks to the following...

Just Pleased as PunchNightOwlCrafting
Modern Wivelyhood

46 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!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...