I love red, white and blue. I’m one of those that fly a flag year round and in mid May I get out my red, white and blue porch decorations and leave them up through Labor Day.
I tried this wreath last year and wasn’t happy with it. So I thought I’d try again this year.
I didn’t like the way it looked ragged with the bandanas cut into strips. It just looked sloppy to me.
- 10 inch wreath form
- 8 Red Bandanas
- 8 White Bandana
- 8 Blue Bandanas
- Burlap ribbon to hang the wreath with ( you can use what ever you have that works. I did!)
- Heavy Starch
I bought the rubber bands but didn’t need them ( YAY!)
Using heavy starch, iron the bandanas and then fold into thirds. Iron them again and don’t be afraid to use the starch~
I tied them all on, alternating the red and white with the blue all in the upper left corner. You have to play with them a bit to get them even and after you’re all done, go back and even them up some more…….
I’ve included pictures of how I tied them. Don’t worry if you don’t get them right the first time. Just keep playing with it till you have it the way you want. Once you’ve got them with the knots fairly even, tighten the knots around the wreath form. I went around it three times before I was happy with it and the way the knots looked.
Since I live in such a small town it was hard to find stars for my blue. Finally a neighbor used some card stock and made me some! They worked well and are stiff enough to hold up.
All done! The hardest part is getting the knots right. Once I had that down, it took me all of about 20 minutes to make.
We love it, it looks great on the door and compliments the flag~
Today’s post is all about Hot Fun, a Blog With Friends writing challenge~This month 7 of us came up with ideas for things to keep us cool while having some Hot Fun in the summer time! We’ve got all sorts of crafts and fun things to keep you and the kids busy this summer, so be sure and follow the links below
Baking In A Tornado has an awesome Spicy Broccoli Slaw and Chicken Salad
Cluttered Genuis has some great ideas for porch decor
Spatulas On Parade had fun with her Mama with a lighthouse
Eileen’s Perpetually Busy came up with some great tips for packing for a cruise
Think In English shares her tips for keeping the students laughing~
The Lieber Family Blog has backyard fun all lined up for the summer~
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