Yesterday and today are some of the most depressing days of the year for me because I am now forced to wait another year until the Fourth of July comes around again. I figured what better way to fight the after holiday blues than to share with you a great Fourth of July wreath that I made for my parents house.
Overall, the wreath took me between two and three hours to complete, but it was actually a much easier project than I had anticipated. You will definitely need to make a trip to your local Walmart and Michael’s craft store to get all your supplies. Below is a picture of what the finished wreath looked like. This wreath has a lot of steps (so stick with me), so I am going to give you the process step by step so as not to overwhelm you!
You will need: a wreath base (I got mine at Walmart) that measures between 15 and 20 inches, three or four rolls of crafting mesh (found at Michael’s), pipe cleaners the color of your mesh to attach it to the wreath base (I actually found some at the dollar store!), and any extras to attach when the wreath is done (this would be the hat and bow that I attached for some extra character).
To start, you will need to cut your mesh into pieces. I measured out my pieces to be about 10 inches each and cut all of the mesh that I bought. Once you have your mesh pieces cut, you will want to cut your pipe cleaners in half or thirds to get more use per each pipe cleaner.
With all of you mesh and pipe cleaners ready, you can start to build the pieces for the wreath. You are going to take each piece of mesh and roll it into small cylinders. Once you have your cylinder, you are going to pinch it together in the middle and secure it with your pipe cleaners (shown below). You will continue with this step until you have rolled and secured all of your mesh pieces.
Once your mesh is all rolled you can now start putting the wreath together. To do this, you will take your wreath base and secure the mesh rolls to your base with the pipe cleaners. You will want to twist them on tight so that they are not moving around on the base too much. You will continue securing the rolls in the pattern you wish.
Now you will continue to attach all the mesh rolls around the wreath base. When I started running out of rolls and the wreath looked pretty full, I turned it over and hung it up to look for any holes or places that needed an extra roll or two. Once the wreath was super full and I ran out of mesh rolls I started fluffing and moving around the mesh until I was happy with the way the wreath looked.
After the wreath was the way I wanted it, I attached the extras that I bought (the bow and hat). I attached them to the wreath base with zip ties to finish it off and really give it an overall polished look. I am extremely happy with the way it turned out and it looks beautiful on my parent’s front door!
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