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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Patriotic Flower Wreath
I've had everything to make this wreath and finally put it all together last night. It only took an hour -- why, oh why do I procrastinate so?????
I used a 12" styro wreath and 2 large red, white & blue flower stems. Wreath from Pat Catan's and the flowers from Hobby Lobby. The blue flowers on the left I did not use.
I knew that I needed to cover the white on the wreath and used a roll of patriotic ribbon that was 3' in length (it fit perfectly). I then used 2 pins to hold the end in place on the back.
Proceeding to cut the flowers off the stem to just below the first greenery. Originally, I had intended to poke the stems thru the styrofoam, but between the ribbon and the stems not being sharp enough - it was not going to happen. So, I got out the low heat glue gun and glued all the stems onto the ribbon.
It was all a perfect fit -- just enough flowers to go around!
I had wanted to put this wreath facing the outside - between the screen door and the interior door. But, I knew that the blaring sun would not go well with the glue -- so it is now facing the inside for us to enjoy!
If you click on the above pic - you can see the faux beads of water on the flowers -- so pretty!!
Lucy has a snack every day when Mr. Cardigan comes home from work. Lately, she has been having 'food coma' after the snack -- Ha!
I am linking to The Answer Is Chocolate's BFF Open House Linky Party. Just click here to see the many ideas - food & crafts!!
I have been loving reading other blogs for a while. I thought that maybe if I was accountable by posting on a blog that I might accomplish more. We will see! Here are some of my current "loves" (besides blogs): decorating for all holidays, crafting, cooking and baking, traveling, shopping, some reality shows, Dancing with the Stars, Real Housewives, getting together with my "YaYa" girlfriends,and most of all My Family!!