Everyone loves the 4th of July right? I mean, Go America! Celebrating our birthday, partying, barbecues, fireworks. You know how it goes. And you can’t do all that celebrating without pretty decorations.
Well, at least I can’t. I love decorating and I find during the summer, Americana is what dominates the rooms. I made this wreath using a huge straw wreath I found at Ben Franklin’s here. It’s the only craft store and I only get lucky sometimes. Island living is hard sometimes.
First gather your supplies. I wrapped half the wreath in red, and half in red chevron. Using straight pins, I kept everything on the wreath. This also allows for me to remove the burlap if I ever decide I want to. The burlap I got comes in rolls like ribbon which makes it easy to wrap. I got that awesome star one but decided against using it for this wreath so I’ll have another project to design I guess.
With the solid blue, I cut six 7 inch strips using my pinking sheers. Using pinking sheers makes the burlap less likely to unravel. It also makes a mess on your floor but nothing a wet paper towel won’t fix.
Take a strip and fold the corners in together. When you pin it to the wreath, you’ll need to fold in the edges that are sticking out as well to make your little puff really puffy.
Pin your puff to the wreath and puff up the outside edges to make the puff be fuller. You’ll make 6 total puffs to create the final flower. These puffs allow you to create as big of a flower as you want. I enjoyed the look of 6 petal puffs but you can add or subtract as many as you want.
There’s my final flower puff. I think it turned out pretty good. I used the remainder of my blue burlap, folded in half and then pinned to the top as the hanger. Easy-peasy.
What’s your favorite way to decorate for the 4th of July?