Patriotic Wreath - Festive and frugal wreath for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.
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Patriotic Wreath

The Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath has been on the front door since it was created, and with Memorial Day followed by Flag Day followed by Independence Day, I figured it was high time to create a Patriotic Wreath to get in the spirit.
Patriotic Wreath - Festive and frugal wreath for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.

 

Like all of the wreaths I am making this year, my goal was to create it with items I already have around the house so I could spend as little as possible.I may not be able to do too many more of these, because I am running out of wreaths to reuse. I might have to make some more like I did with the grapevines and old garden house.

 

The only one I could find left to use was this wire hoop that originally had fresh pine branches tied to it one Christmas. I craft, therefore I hoard.

Patriotic Wreath - Festive and frugal wreath for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.

 

Then I found some red and blue fleece, white ribbon, padding, and a pinwheel I picked up at the dollar section of a certain major discount retainer (aka “the big red ball store”).

Patriotic Wreath - Festive and frugal wreath for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.

 

I put the padding around the top and outside of the wire hoop and wrapped strips of the fleece around it to secure it.

Patriotic Wreath - Festive and frugal wreath for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.

 

I fluffed and shaped until I got a look I was happy with.

Patriotic Wreath - Festive and frugal wreath for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.

 

Luckily my mom had just dropped off some craft sticks with stars and hearts and other shapes on top that she was sure I could come up with something to do with. (Yes, she is my crafting enabler). I quickly trimmed off the stick part and painted a few white and sprayed with lacquer.

Patriotic Wreath - Festive and frugal wreath for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.

 

Then I used plain old white glue to affix them.Patriotic Wreath - Festive and frugal wreath for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.

 

 

I carefully wrapped the white ribbon around the red to get 6 white stripes and 7 red. The 8 year old verified that it matched the flag. Almost there.

Patriotic Wreath - Festive and frugal wreath for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.

 

All I had left was the pinwheel. I couldn’t decide if I wanted it on top, in the middle or sticking out on the side. A few texts back and forth to my creative director (aka Mom) and I decided to put it on the bottom like a bow, even though it won’t spin.

Patriotic Wreath - Festive and frugal wreath for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.

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