I’m a little slow getting this Red, White, & Blue, Paper Straw Firecracker Wreath shared, I didn’t realized until yesterday that the 4th of July is only one week away! Is it sneaking up on anyone else? Do you have big plans for the holiday? I always enjoy spending the day with my family, since my husband has that day off from work. We usually just stay close to home, but this year since the holiday is on a Friday, we might go out of town for the day since my husband doesn’t have to be up and going early for work the next day.
Anyway, today I wanted to share this wreath with you. Remember back in March when I shared my Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Wreath? I told you then that I had purchased the green wreath after Christmas for $.80. Well, I also got red and blue ones. I was having a hard time deciding which color I wanted to use for this wreath, since either of them would work, but I ended up going with red. I thought it matched the paper straws better.
This is one of those projects that when I started it, the pictures in my mind was completely different. Using my paper straws, I cut them into 4th’s. Then I strung them together using baker’s twine. I was going to hang the paper straw “firecrackers” from one side to the other, and I asked my husband what he thought when I showed him, and he suggested wrapping them around the wreath. I liked that idea, so I went with it. I was going to still hang the firecrackers across the wreath, but decided to go a different direction.
Once I started working on the center, I tried a couple of different things, and wasn’t liking the results, so I ended up heading out to the paper store and I found this glitter paper to make a 3D star out of. I think it is a little funny that the star in the middle cost more than the actual wreath. 🙂
I cut it out using my Cricut Explore, but since I don’t have a scoring blade for it, I scored the lines myself, and then carefully folded the score lines to get it to pop out. I hand cut some chipboard for the back. I hot glued the ribbon to the chipboard, and then glued the chipboard to the back of the star. Then I just tied the ribbon around the wreath.
The first few times I saw it hanging on the door, I wasn’t sure if I liked it, but it has grown on me and I’m loving it now.
What do you have hanging on your door for the 4th of July? If you don’t celebrate the 4th, then what do you have on your front door?