Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Happy Independence Day!
Tomorrow is the 4th of July and weeks ago I started a project to decorate my door. This is the final outcome:
Of course I had a little 'Pinspiration.' Here's where I first got the idea. And here is a tutorial I found AFTER I had completed mine - so you can use whichever you like I guess! :)
14 inch white styrofoam wreath form
14 pieces of red felt
14 pieces of white felt
10 pieces of blue felt
lots of straight pins!
pencil/marker - to mark stencil onto felt
3 inch circle stencil - I used a tupperware lid
I used a 14 inch white wreath form that is flat on the back. Stenciled 3 inch circles onto my felt sheets & cut them out.
I folded the circles in half and in half again and then pinned them onto the wreath form with straight pins at the corner. I didn't pay a whole lot of attention or make a certain pattern, I just placed them where I thought they needed to be so that the form wouldn't show through the felt. (This is where I kind of like the other tutorials idea of cutting them into 2x2 squares - you could just fold the felt sheet up and roughly cut and probably cut down on a lot of time!)
And with all of my felt squares attached! I then attached a piece of ribbon to the back to hang it with. I just attached it to the wreath form with a bunch of straight pins - 4 on each end - and it seems to be holding up so far. My front door doesn't get a whole lot of use though.
I thought it needed a little something more so I removed a few of the blue circles and replaced them with white to resemble stars. These I made more rosette looking to stand out better. I also think I should have placed one more on the bottom inside of the blue but it hasn't happened yet...I'll try to get to that today. :)
Hope you enjoy your Fourth of July! I always feel a little happier once I see my pretty wreath on my door. Wonder how long I can leave it up...? ;)