Monday, June 28, 2010

Red, White & Blue Wreath

I wasn't feeling so good this time last year thanks to a growing little boy inside of me, so when the 4th of July rolled around, I may have still had winter decorations out. This year I managed to get them put away in the spring time! I'm taking a few days off to recover from VBS last week and wanted to use some of this time to actually decorate for the 4th. While browsing some blogs, I saw a challenge/contest for making something crafty that used the colors red, white and blue (check it out here).

I started with this (red fabric leftover from my curtains and a diaper bag, striped fabric from another bag I made, blue from who knows what, and cream from a project I did as a middle school student):

I bent the hangers into the shape of a star and taped them together

The wrapped the star in some of the blue fabric, hot gluing it in places (I figured any lumpiness and odd shape would be hidden by the time it was finished

Then I cut my fabric into strips and started tying them on the star

I gave it a bit of a hair cut to even out the lengths of the strips and hung it on my front door! It was a great, easy, free way to add some patriotic flavor to my front door.



  1. What a fun wreath! And I have so many wire hangers (I hate wire hangers, by the way) that I could use for something like this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love it! Reminds me of a star I made out of hangers and wrapped with Christmas lights. Not so easy, bending those hangers. Great tip - wrapping it with blue fabric first!

    Would love for you to link it up to Fab Finds for the Fourth!

  3. I love this! SO simple and easy! Thanks for the great idea, now I have a purpose for all those annoying wire hangers that keep appearing in my closet! :) Thanks for the fantastic idea!!

  4. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

  5. Your star rag wreath is adorable. It's a great way to use scrap fabrics. I plan to use your idea and try to make one for our door, though it may be made from red and green for Xmas!

  6. Ok, really? Your star wreath is so cute!! Wow, I'm bookmarking this one for next year. Thanks!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths


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