Sunday, May 24, 2015

DIY Patriotic Wreath from 99¢ Store Materials

I like to decorate for the holidays, but I don't like spending lots of money to do so.  Recently, I put together a red, white, and blue door wreath using supplies gathered at the local 99¢ Store.  




No tricky steps needed to make this wreath!  

Supplies:
one wreath form (I already had one on hand.  I used a straw one, but any kind could do.)
8 white carnation bunches (6 blossoms per bunch)
3 packages of windmills
1 welcome star

Directions:  
Separate each carnation stem from the bunch, by clipping with wire cutters. 
Cover the wreath form by simply pushing the wire stems of the carnations into the form.
Add the windmills by pushing the wooden handles into the wreath form.
Break any handles that are poking out the back.
Hang the wreath, then hang the welcome star on top.

Enjoy your patriotic wreath!

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Thanks for those who have sacrificed for our freedoms.

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8 comments:

  1. that is really pretty ... back in the day i loved to craft wreaths or whatever came to mind haven't done it in a while - glue gun and an imagination - great job

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    1. Thanks! I didn't even glue gun this one--just stuck things in.

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  2. Very nice!

    I should make one for summer.

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    1. Thank you. It's a very simple craft, but the result makes me smile.

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  3. I love it! And you can use it for 4th of July which will be here any minute, I'm sure!

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    1. Oh, yes. It will be staying up all summer long.

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  4. I love the dollar store and buy things from there all the time. :)

    That wreath is very cute! The windmills really add to it.

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  5. I actually planned the whole wreath around those windmills. They were so cute, I just had to do something with them!

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