Tuesday, July 1, 2014

DIY 4th of July Wreath

I'm excited to share a DIY 4th of July Wreath with all of you.  It's a fantastic wreath that is sure to make every guest that comes to your home feeling happy.


To make this wreath, you will need the 4th of July Wreath Kit from Fancy Pants Designs. Everything you need to create your own wreath will come in a handy box & right to your door. Awesome right? I think so too! The instructions aren't too hard. This is something that you can put together in an afternoon. If you don't have time to order a kit, no worries. If you're a paper hoarder or lover of all kinds of craft supplies, you can put this wreath together with the supplies listed.

There are a couple of supplies that you will need that are not included in the kit.

Hot glue gun-since this is going outside, you will want to use a high heat glue gun
Craft paint-Red and Navy Blue
Tiny attacher or stapler

Supplies if not purchasing a kit

1 side of  14" Embroidery Hoop
4-12x12 sheets of holiday paper
8-white paper sacks
4-mini white doilies
USA-letter stickers
Scraps of holiday paper to make banner
Junk bow supplies
Cork Stars-(optional)

To make large paper lollies


1- Start making paper lollies.  You will need 4 white glassine bag lollies and 4 paper lollies.

Glassine sack Lollies-Take a paper sack and cut up one side and on the bottom. You will be left with a glassine rectangle. You need to cut off the scalloped edge of the bag as well.

2-Once you have your rectangle, you just need to fold, in an accordion style, like a fan, the entire bag. You will need 2 bags for each lolly.

3-Fold your fan in half and then staple the center. Do this for each bag.

4-Staple the two folded bags together to create a lolly.

Do this same technique for all 8 lollies needed.  The paper is going to be a little bit harder to fold, but a bone folder, a scoring tool or even a ruler will make the process much easier.

To make the small brown lollies-

1-You do the exact same technique, you just need to cut your paper sack in half-vertically.

2- Fold and make your lollies following the previous lolly instructions.

Now that you have all of your lollies made, you are ready to start assembling. Yea!!

Assembly Instructions

1-Attach the lollies to your embroidery hoop. Put the hot glue on the edge of the hoop and push lolly down. Hold down until firmly glued in place.

2-Attach small white doily, with hot glue, to the center of each of the colored paper lollies.

3-Attach the mini, brown lollies to the center of the colored paper lollies

4-Attach your junk bows to the center of each of the glassine lollies.


Don't panic if you're not sure how to make a junk bow. I have post written all about it that you can read here. Warning, it is a little addicting. I have a tendency to add junk bows to lots and lots of things.


5-Attach a painted cork star to each of the lollies.

Banner Instructions


To make your banner you need a piece of twine and 3 patterned glassine bags.

1- Cut your mini glassine bags the same way you cut your other bags. Cut up one side and along the bottom.  Once you have your rectangle shape, you can keep it rectangle or you cut a small notch in the bottom so it looks more like a banner. There is no wrong way to do this. You decide what you like better.

2- Glue your twine to the back of your hoop. Attach it to the edges of the hoop with hot glue. Don't pull it too tight or the banner wont hang properly

3-Attach your glittered U, S, A to each of the banner pieces.

4-Fold the top of your bag over the twine and then glue in place.

That's it! Stand back and look at your darling wreath & pat your awesome self on the back!
Your door is sure to be the talk of the neighborhood.


Happy Creating!

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