Looking to add some Patriotic decor to your home. Easy to make Patriotic Wreath using an embroidery hoop, wood stars and paint for the Pinterest Challenge.
It’s that time of year, Sweet Friends, where you constantly see Flag and Patriotic decor and I’ve been a little remiss at doing many Patriotic projects.
I’ve been kind of itching to work on some crafts but life gets busy. This weekend, I went all red, white and blue and boy oh boy was it fun!
Today, I am joining some blogger friends on the June Pinterest Challenge! My Sweet Friend Erlene from My Pinterventures, is the host behind putting this party together. Thanks Erlene. The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month’s challenge is all about Summer and Fourth of July projects. The pin I chose was here.
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This is my fifth go round on the Pinterest Challenge and if you want to go back and check out my other projects here is the round up.
In January my project was on organization and I chose to turn an Old Ladder into a Bathroom Storage Idea. In February I created Spindle Carrots for the challenge, as Valentine’s Day had passed and Spring was approaching. In March I created Drop Cloth Bunnies for the Spring challenge and in April for another Spring project I created the Carrot Wreath.
May came and went and I just got too dang busy for the challenge. Now we are into June and I’m so excited about my Patriotic Wreath.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO CREATE A PATRIOTIC WREATH:
- Embroidery Hoop
- Wood Stars
- Patriotic Bow
- Paint and paint products
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For this project you really can use any paint products. I wanted to use what I had on hand and so I chose DIY Paint and Rustoleum Top Coat. After doing the project I realized Rustoleum Spray Paint would have made the project super easy.
Today on the blog is a video and tutorial on how to make a Patriotic Wreath. You can watch my video on You Tube on the project.
DIRECTIONS FOR CREATING A PATRIOTIC WREATH:
Paint the embroidery hoop and stars white.
Divide the stars into sizes first. For my project I had three sizes of stars.
I kept enough large size stars in white to line the embroidery hoop.
From the remaining stars, I divided them in half and painted half of the stars red and left half of the stars white.
I then took six to ten of the smaller size stars and painted each blue.
Once the stars were painted, I allowed each to dry. I took my paint brushes over to the sink and washed each. I used Dr. Jacobs Naturals Pure Castilles. This natural and organic soap is specifically formulated and safe for sensitive, dry and even eczema-prone skin. It’s gentle enough for the whole family, even your four pawed kids.
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Now the fun begins. Assemble your Patriotic Wreath by using a glue gun and adhering each star to the embroidery hoop.
I used the large stars first. I began by layering the largest stars around the hoop.
I then glued the blue stars to the upper top left of the wreath.
I then intermingled the red stars onto the wreath. No rhythm or reason, just create and have fun.
The final step is to add a Matte Clear Coat Sealer to the paint. If your paint already has a sealer you can skip this step.
Add a bow and hang your Patriotic Wreath on the wall. I picked up a bow at the Dollar Store, since bow making is not my favorite thing to do. I also layered my wreath atop a wicker wreath for a little more pizazz.
If you’d like to recreate this project, I’ve added below links to all of the items. Keep in mind when I created the project, I used the paint and paint products that I had on hand. There are many paint and paint product options when doing this Easy to Make Patriotic Wreath.
Which do you prefer, the Patriotic Wreath paired with a wicker wreath or alone? Leave me a comment and let me know.
I hope I’ve inspired you to go out there and Create Something.