Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Patriotic Wreath

I am in love with my new front door wreath.
It just screams patriotic joy. 
what's great about this wreath is that it can work for may and july.

Supplies to make this wreath

black marker
glue gun
tissue paper
Here's how I made it:

Start by cutting out a 7 1/2" circle from chipboard or cardboard
 (this was the back of cereal box)
Make 3 more circles for guidelines: 5", 3" and 1 1/2" circles. 
This is were you are going to place the scrolls.

To make the scrolls you will need 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" sheets of paper
If you want the black edges on the front you place the marks on the left and top.
On the back it will be all the way across the top and 1/2 way down the right side.

Now how to curl it. front facing down, grab the top left corner and start to roll diagonally towards right bottom side of paper. Once your scroll is complete secure it with a dab of hot glue. 

Getting your scrolls ready for the wreath. flatten the bottom end of scroll. Cut off about 2-2 1/2" off the bottom of your scroll. This will make it easier to add onto the wreath.

Start adding your scrolls. the cut off end of your scroll will line up with the pink 5" circle. 
while adding more work in one direction and overlap a little.

Your second layer is the green 3" circle and the 3rd layer is the orange 1 1/2" circle.
(don't let my 2nd layer photo confuse you, the one on the left. In that picture the red is the 1st layer and the white is the 2nd layer, it's from my first wreath)

When you get all 3 layers put on the middle hole is going to be a bit deep. To fix this I took small pieces cardboard and stacked them until it filled the hole. 

Now for the center. I cut out a 3" circle and covered it with red tissue paper. then applied it to the stacked cardboard pieces.

Your probably wondering, so how do I make the fantastic flowers to add to the front. 
You can find tutorials Here and Here

Happy Patriotic JOY!!!

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  1. This is so cute!I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back! Have a great day,Nicole

  2. That is so pretty! What a great idea! Thanks for linking up at the Make Bake Create Party!

  3. Very colorful and will be appropriate for Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July....May through July!!! Enjoy and remember the soldiers who have given their lives and their families and friends.