Monday, June 28, 2010

Fourth Of July Wreath



I saw a pretty Fourth Of July wreath made with red, white, and blue roses (on Lillian Vernon website).  However, the wreath was much too small for my front door.  While in Dollar Tree, I noticed they had red, white, and blue carnations... perfect for making my version of the wreath!  I bought several bunches of the carnations and picked up a wreath form. 

I removed all the flower tops from the stems and used my glue gun to adhere them to the wreath form.




For about $12.00 and under an hour, this is the result.  Iam pleased with how it turned out.  I used a paper punch for the stars.


Thanks for stopping by.

~Lisa

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29 comments:

kathy said...

beautiful.. nice job.. the wreath is so festive I guess you can hang it out all summer... I bet you can reuse it year after year too.

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Sonia said...

wow, that is a great wreath!

Alexson said...

Very cute! Reminds me of a float in a 4th of July parade!

Carole said...

Wow - that is cute!!!

Donna said...

How Clever!!! Great door decor for the 4th!!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

OH MY GOSH! This wreath is fantastic!! You did a PERFECT job! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cara said...

I LOVE how your wreath turned out! There's just something about red, white, and blue that just so festive, don't you think? I'm also thinking about how to adopt this technique (using different colored carnations) for other holidays too!

Stephanie said...

I love this wreath! It is really stunning.

Corinna said...

This is so pretty! I love it!

texcinlulu said...

Love this wreath!
Thanks for the inspiration.

Happy Mommy said...

Nice job! ou would never known they were dollar store flowers! Great!

Belinda said...

Awesome wreath!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

That looks fantastic! I wish I had thought to look at the DT when I was doing my project... I needed those blue carnations!!! :)
Happy 4th!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Lovely wreath! I clicked over from Centsational Girl's party b/c I wanted to see what it was made of. Love the flowers. :)

cajunsis said...

Now that is pretty darned nifty! I would love that on my door, but I might get booted out of the country. We do get to go to the American Clubs 4th of July celebration here - should be fun! Looking forward to it. It is really weird not celebrating the 4th... and so many other American holidays.

Love your wreath!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Wow! It looks beautiful! :) Very classy!

~Kim

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Lisa. This is perfectly cute! Isn't it funny ~ it's one of those ideas where you go "why didn't I think of that". So simple, at least after someone gives you the idea. What a crafty person you are.

Hugs...Tracy :)

~~Carol~~ said...

I love your wreath! And I'm just amazed at all the great ideas I'm seeing at the Stars and Stripes Party. It's so nice to meet you!
Happy 4th!
Carol~~Old Glory Cottage

Lyn S said...

Wow, it's beautiful! Well done!

HeathahLee said...

That is so adorable! Great job! I don't usually decorate for the 4th, but this, I'm tempted to try!

Karan said...

Love this wreath. I am a wreath lover and this is such a cute project. Am going to have to go shopping today and stop at the dollar tree. Thanks for the great idea.
Karan

Cheryl said...

I love this! What a great patriotic decoration. I think I am going to try to give it a whirl. (I'll link back if I do.)

Danyelle Kessler said...

Gorgeous patriotic wreath and so easy to make...I may never shell out $ for one again! TFS!

Delia said...

Hi Lisa. I made a similar wreath following your tutorial. mine did not come out looking this lovely but I'm enjoying it all the same. Thanks a million!

Delia said...

Oh, I forgot! Here's the link to my page http://itisasongthatdoesntend.blogspot.com/2011/07/fourth-of-july-wreath.html.

Jessica said...

I absolutely adore your wreath. What a great idea to affix the flowers all the way around it and the stars and stripes...genius.
:O)
Jessica

Heather Kaluf said...

love your wreath!
New follower :)
xoxo
Heather
www.HeatherlyLoves.om

Evon Von said...

this is such an adorable wreath!!! I linked your post in my recent blog post about cool 4th of July crafts! You can see my post here:

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