Wednesday, June 27, 2012

You're a Grand Old Flag Wreath


One of the fastest holiday wreaths that I have ever put together. With only FOUR things that you need to complete the project, this can be done right before your Fourth of July party. 

What you need is:
a grapevine wreath, mine was 30"
a retired flag, I purchased a well worn flag at a thrift store
raffia
Star, you can either buy a metal star, I used a wood one
All I did was wrap the flag around one part of the wreath and used safety pins to hold in place. 
Then joining the end of the flag at the opposite end of the wreath and tying with the raffia. 
After painting/distressing the wood star, I hot glued the Star in place to the raffia knots. 

The only problem I had was "where to display"? I tried my front door, but it was too large. The front gate was also an option, but I didn't want anyone to steal it. (Maybe I will move it out to the front on the Fourth of July)
My favorite place was above my fireplace in my living room. There is a light that illuminates the wreath at night and it really looks beautiful (see below). 

Hope you make your own wreath, let me know if you do, I would love to see them. Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. 

~Amanda