28 May 2014

{Craft} Patriotic Wreath - 4th July


I am really excited by the project I am sharing today. I made this wreath out of paper stars for the 4th of July and I absolutely love it !!!

I made my first wreath last fall (see it here) and I liked having a wreath on my front door so much that I decided to make one for each season/holiday this year :)
So far I have made a snowflake wreath for our Frozen party (it will be a perfect Winter Wreath) and a Spring one that I still have to share.

So here is my take on a Patriotic Wreath !!! Hope you like it too :)
Scroll down for more pictures and the tutorial, enjoy !!!






The paper stars are really easy to make and here is a tutorial to re-create the wreath.

Supplies:
Wreath (I used a wire wreath but took out the inner and outer rings to make it thinner)
Red, white, blue card stock (I found the lovely blue one at Michael's)
Star template you can download here
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Ribbon
Optional: A scorer for easier folding
Optional: Distress Ink (I used the color Frayed Burlap)


Use the template to cutout stars in three different sizes
For each star, score from one point to opposite inner angle like shown by the line.
Repeat for all 5 points.
Fold on every line.
Pinch each point to get the 3D effect (it helps to pinch the points two by two)


If you wish to distress the stars, simply use a small sponge or applicator to apply the Distress Ink. I started by making the fold lines dark and then applied some lighter stains in between the points.

Once you have a selection of stars ready, you can hot glue them to the wire frame. Use a ribbon to hang (I used red burlap).



This tutorial was originally posted on Catch My Party.

14 comments :

  1. Hi Virginie! What a great July 4th wreath! Saw it at i heart nap time and had to let you know how much I like it and pinning! Hope you have a happy weekend!

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  2. Thank you so much Cindy !
    Have a great week end too :)

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  3. i love your 4th of july wreath ty for shareing i pined and tweetd it and fb to

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  4. love your wreath! the stars make it perfect :) Stop by our Snickerdoodle Sunday sometime, we would love to see you!

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  5. Stopping by from Link 'n /blog's. This is adorable! Pinned and scheduled to share via FB and Twitter. Blessings...Shari

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  6. Hey there, I LOVE this craft and attempted it this week. I had a little bit of trouble, becaue I couldn't tell what size wreath you used, I thought it was 18", but I used that size and I wasn't able to overlap my stars as well as yours. I counted how many you had and cut the same amount, at least I think so! Thank you for the additional information. I was also wondering what size wreath you used for the Snowflake wreath?

    Nicole Gunning

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  7. Thank you all for your sweet comments :)

    Nicole, for both the July 4th Star Wreath and the Frozen Snowflakes one I used a smaller 12 inch wreath.
    I would love to see how yours turned out ! so don't hesitate to send me some pics :)

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  8. This is such a cute wreath! I'm thinking about making something similar for our door. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  9. How many stars of each size & color did you make? Do you know how many sheets of the red, white & blue paper you need?

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  10. Cannot find the downloadable template anywhere!!!

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  11. Did you buy the paper stars or make them? Explain the process, please. Thanks - the wreath is beautiful!

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  12. Hello, here is the link for the tutorial that i originally posted on Catch my Party: http://catchmyparty.com/blog/patriotic-july-4th-paper-wreath-diy

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