Monday, June 06, 2011

4th of July rag wreath

So... do you guys remember my Halloween rag wreath?  It was a ton of fun to make and I knew I wanted to do another one in red, white, and blue for July.  So I did! 

Isn't it cute?!  I just love how it turned out and was giddy when I hung it on my door!  It looks so cute next to Uncle Sam.

But my favorite part is the "God Bless" bunting! 

So much fun!

I didn't do another tutorial since I had written one previously. (you can find that HERE)  But what I did differently this time around is...

1.  I used a larger wreath form.  It was the same kind as in my previous tutorial, just larger.  This bad boy actually took 3 yards of fabric if you can believe it!

2. My bow is at the top this time. 

3.  For my bunting I just used red yarn and strung it across.  The wire form makes it easy to tie your yarn where you want it.  I then made a printable for the flags.  Just print them on white paper, cut them out, fold them over the yarn, and use double sided tape to stick them together. 

Here is a copy of my print if you'd like.  Just click to enlarge, save, and then size it however works for you.  I printed mine at 8x10.

And that's about it.  It takes a bit of time tying all those knots, but I think the final result is totally worth it!

In other news...  Wood you like to craft? starts again today at Craft Goodies.  Be sure to head over and check it out!  I can't wait to see what everyone did with this months project!

And finally, Happy Birthday to ME.  Yup, I'm 28 today.  Just thought I should mention it.  ;)

As always I'm linking to these great parties and events:



Rebecca said...

Happy happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day. =]

The wreath looks great!

Adelina Priddis said...

Happy Birthday! I love the wreath. Really need to make myself one.

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Happy Birthday Krystal!! Your wreath is adorable, the bunting tops it off! I just peeked at your Uncle Same...way too cute! I'm going to have to copy that one too.

stefanie.ann said...


i LOOOVE the wreath, I may copy.
have a great day!

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

What a fun holiday wreath. Love the pennants too. Happy Birthday - hope it's a good one! Definitely a great inspiration to many. Thanks for sharing your talents.

bree said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Kelly @livingcraftilyeverafter said...

LOVE the wreath! Makes me want to go make one too!

Happy Birthday!!!! :)

Screaming Sardine said...

Happy Birthday, Krystal!

Love your wreath. It looks so full and festive. :)

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Kristol Faucheux said...

Happy Birthday Krystal!! Love the wreath!! Someday, I'll venture into a rag wreath that is more than just a wire hanger.

Simply AJ said...

Happy Birthday Krystal... have a wonderful special day!! Love this wreath - I've never made a rag wreath but I think I am going to give this a try. Already gathering supplies to make Uncle Sam. You are such an inspiration... thank you!! AJ

Vicki ~ The Green Eyed Girl said...

Happy belated birthday! I stumbled upon your blog today... you are so dang talented! I'm your newest follower... Vicki

emily @morefromthemoorefamily said...

I used your "God Bless" to change my Valentine's Day fabric wreath into a 4th of July- plus a little Navy ribbon. Thanks for the printable, it was PERFECT!!

Barb said...

Just a fantastic idea!

Valerie@Occasionally Crafty said...

Happy Birthday! I think it's hilarious that you thought it was worth doing ANOTHER of these wreaths. They are so darn cute, but after I made my fall one I was so sick of tying knots I vowed NEVER AGAIN! You- have amazing patience.

Anyway, I am featuring this on my blog tomorrow (Thursday the 9th) for Three Things Thursday. Stop on by and grab a featured button if you like.


Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

Your wreath turned out beautiful! I've been wanting to make a patriotic wreath for a good friend that is National Guard and his wife. I might have to give this a try.

And happy belated birthday!

Jenci said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous! Thank you for sharing Krystal!

Jansen Family said...

Wow...I LOVE this wreath! So very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Carla @ Jansen Family Adventures

Mrs AOK said...

Hello... {waving}
I came over from the Tatertots and Jello linky. I love your wreath I just made my first wrapped wreath--> now I will have to try a rag wreath.
Happy Belated Birthday!

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Your wreath is so cute! I love the bunting!

Mrs.D said...

I love this wreath!! We'd love to see you at our Monday Link Up over at!

Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...

I just want to let you know that I'll be featuring your beautiful wreath tomorrow on my blog... I am in love with it!

lisa said...

This wreath is SO cute! I have just found your blog and it is the first one I have ever subscribed to. I am looking forward to it so much. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. lisa

Y Mama said...

Hi! I love this wreath. I know it's an old post, but I just used your for inspiration and linked back to you (the 4th of july one and the halloween one for the tut). Thanks for the inspiration!! Best Jennifer

Miranda Winslett said...

I absolutely love this! I shared with my readers too.

CCS said...

How long and wide did you make your strips for this wreath?

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