Friday, July 6, 2012

Today I Hung a Wreath on My Door.

I finally found my door wreath hanger!  So, then I had to finish the Fourth of July wreath. 

I decided to take pictures so it could be a bit of a tutorial.  :)

Double sided tape
Regular clear tape
4 (5- by 6-inch) pieces each of red, white, and blue posterboard
Cardboard, cut into a 10-inch circle, plus more for a star
Tacky glue
Aluminum foil
Box cutter

 (you're gonna have to make your own pattern.  i like lined paper for homemade patterns.  don't look at the ugly rental carpet please.)

 (pretty colors!)

To make a paper cone, put a piece of double-sided tape along the shorter edge of a piece of paper.  Roll the paper into cone shape (see the picture), then press to make it stick.  Repeat with the rest of your sheets of paper.

 (try to get the edges lined up nice and even.)

If you're using light paper, scrapbook paper or card stock, double-sided tape should be sufficient.  If you use poster board, as I did, you will need to reinforce with regular tape on top of the seams.

(i even reinforced the very bottoms of the cones since that part wasn't going to show.)

Squeeze a line of tacky glue on the back of each cone.  Lay the cones in alternating colors on the cardboard circle and press to make them stick.

 (confession: my husband made this with a measuring tape, string, and a box cutter.  i probably just would of used a bowl if i'd thought of it.)

(sticking the cones on the cardboard back.)

Cut a star shape out some extra cardboard.  Cover it with aluminum foil, smoothing out any wrinkles.  Apply glue to the back of the tips of the stars and it onto the center of the wreath, then let it dry.

(i simply used the cardboard star to trace its shape on aluminum foil and then cut around it enough to have an edge to glue to the back.)

To hang the wreath, make a loop from the string and glue it to the back of the cardboard, then let it dry.

(just put a nice, big glob of glue on the back and it will hold quite nicely.)

(star-spangled door decor!  so festive!)

I'm leaving it up all month long.  :)

Thanks to Family Fun for the great idea!


Faith said...

That is so creative! Love it!

Redbabe said...

Nice!!! Just a pity 31st aug (our national day), does not have the excitement like 4 th jul..

KBoo said...

Wow, that's actually really cute! Good job. :)

TrendyFashionista2 said...

How pretty, that would be great to make as decorations for a party.

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My Journey With Candida said...

You thought this up by yourself?? Hmmmm very cool. I really like it.

mun said...

I like it! You are so good at this!

alissa apel said...

It looks pretty easy to do. Great tutorial.