July Wreath

by leanneja on June 27, 2011 · 6 comments

in Crafts,Decorating,Holidays

Ashlee at I’m Topsy Turvy had a fun crafting party sponsored by Elmer’s last Friday. I’m so  glad I was able to attend, work on a project, eat some yummy food and talk with good friends. I stole this picture from Melissa. Pictured Jenn, Amy, Melissa, Ashlee, Sarah (I took the picture).

We were able to use some great products while we were there and take even more home to work on additional projects (the scissors, foam core board, and photo corners are missing from this picture).

We were suppose to bring paper or fabric we wanted to work with, so I cut out some letters.

And stars using my Cricut before I got there. The stars measure 3″ and 2 1/4″. I layered them and used a small brad to hold them together. I cut out way too many stars so I’m sure I’ll have another project using them soon.

I used the foam core board as my wreath form. I measured in 2 3/4″ and cut the center out using the retractable knife.

About this time I got distracted by all the yummy food staring at me, so I took a break and indulged in some wonderful oreo balls and chips and salsa. Ummm, I think I ate 5 of those oreo balls (and I wanted more).

Okay, back to work. I tore a piece of painters cloth into 2″ strips and started wrapping around the wreath. Some of the corners were a little tricky (thanks for helping Melissa). I know it’s not perfect, I like it that way.

I made a banner using bakers twine and clothespins at the top of the wreath and attached the stars to the bottom of the wreath. I would normally use hot glue but I used the tacky glue and it worked just fine and dried really fast.

I didn’t bring any ribbon to hang it from so I finished that part at home. I had some webbing but it was to thick so I cut it down so I was still able to use the red strip I wanted to include.

I glued it to the back of the wreath and that was it.

Since I already had everything or it was provided from Elmer’s the project cost me nothing. You’ve gotta love a free project. Thanks Ashlee! It was a really fun night.

I’m almost done with my 4th of July decorating. How about you?

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios
Tutorials and Tips Link Party at Home Stories A2Z
Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog
Hookin’ Up With HOH at House of Hepworths
Friday Flair at Whipperberry
Linky Party at Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous at Remodelaholic
Free For All Friday at Sassy Sites
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different Act Normal
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashlee June 29, 2011 at 10:59 am

Thanks SO much for coming! It’s always great catching up with you, and I love how great your wreath turned out! We need to do it again sooner rather than later!
Ashlee recently posted..Elmers Craft and Tell Party and Giveaway

Jenn June 30, 2011 at 2:38 pm

It was so fun getting to know you! And your wreath turned out beautifully! :) Love your blog; I’ll be checking in often!

Megan July 1, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I’m featuring this on my blog tomorrow. Check it out and follow along. :)

Risa July 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm

This is so cute, and perfect for this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!

<3

Risa

Kaitlin Saenz July 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm

I love your post and all of your holiday spirit! I’m visiting from Be Different Act Normal! 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-The Not So Simple Housewife
http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

staci johnson July 7, 2011 at 8:28 am

I LOVE this idea! Saw you on the UTT&D features:)

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