I realized Memorial weekend that I was a tad behind getting my patriotic decorations out for the summer, and then it occurred to me that after getting rid of some things a year or two ago, that I only had one piece of decor! I had a couple things in mind (one is yet to be made), and decided to try to make a wreath for the door from things I already had at home (all this DIYing starts to add up, and I’m finding that when I make myself “shop” from home, I discover and use things that may have sat forever without a purpose).
So, today on June 4, just one month before the 4th of July, I’ll share with you my new wreath!
I already had a wreath form from my fall burlap wreath (had removed the flowers and put on new ones for Christmas, then decided I may not want to mess with the flowers every season). The burlap was still on…it just needed embellishing.
I had several patriotic ribbon choices since I had made Faith a bow last year for the 4th of July. I chose my favorites and settled on two prints in varying widths. I first wrapped the wide one, gluing the ribbon to the wreath at the start and finish points (which met and overlapped when I was done wrapping). Then I did the same with the second ribbon.
I decided to use a “Freedom” sign in the center, and simply hung the wreath on my wreath holder, then attached the sign (with ribbon so it was the right height) to the holder as well.
I was so proud of myself for making something out of things I had, and was really pleased with the result! I still have yet another patriotic DIY in mind so stay tuned for that!