Okay guys. I am crazy excited about today’s post! I have teamed up with 110 other amazing bloggers to create the ULTIMATE Red, White and Blue Roundup! Yeah. You read that right. 110 new red, white and blue ideas. How awesome is that!? We have all created our very own patriotic idea to share with everyone today! Wanna see mine??
Our newly painted front door got a little partner in
crime prettiness! You know I have a serious weakness for wreaths (as evidenced here, here, here, here, here, and here.) Just the other day I realized that I haven’t created one in more than a year!! What!? What’s wrong with me? Have I been sick? Did my hands fall off? Nope. Not since the last time I checked. I just bought a house and have been putting my efforts into making our house a home. Silly me. Where are my priorities?? 😉 But I’ve been missing my wreath-making so I spent about an hour creating this little beauty. Check out my adorable Patriotic Pinwheel Wreath!
What you’ll need to create this is:
- A paper slicer/scissors
- 6 red and blue patterned 12×12 scrapbook paper
- 12 buttons
- Glue stick
- Embroidery floss
- A heavy book (an old yearbook worked nicely for me!)
- Foam core board (not pictured)
- Hot glue gun (not pictured)
Start off by cutting all of your scrapbook paper into 6×6-inch squares. You should end up with 4 squares from each piece of paper.
Choose 2 of your squares (one blue and one red) and glue them together. I have a scrapbooking glue pen but a glue stick would work just as well. You know how when you glue 2 pieces of semi-thin paper together how they get all ripple-y and wavy? That is what the book is for. I slid my glued pieces in between the pages and let them dry there for about 15 minutes. That way all my squares came out nice and flat!
Cut lines in from the corner towards the middle, leaving about 1 inch uncut in the center. I simply eyeballed it with my paper slicer. But you could just as easily do this with scissors.
Cut off a length of string at least 8 inches long. Thread it through your needle and tie the 2 ends together in a knot. Push the needle through the center of one of your squares. Thread every other “triangle” corner onto the needle. Now you will have a very rounded pinwheel shape. Thread your button and sew it on. It can be called sewing even though you are sewing paper, right??
Do this to every square until you have all 12 pinwheels made.
For my wreath form, I cut a 16-inch ring out of some leftover foam core board I had laying around. It was rough and eyeballed, but it totally worked. Then I just worked my way around the ring and hot glued my pinwheels on.
While you have the hot glue gun out, glue a little bit of ribbon to the backside of the wreath form to hang your wreath from. My ribbon happened to be leftover from Christmas. Voila! Now you have a happy patriotic pinwheel wreath!
I’m seriously so smitten. I know that the 4th of July is almost a month away, but this baby is already up and staying up! I love how it looks on my new blue front door! I keep trying to pick a pattern combination that I like the most, but I seriously can’t pick! And this may be my favorite wreath. Maybe. It is either this one or the giant dahlia wreath.
Before I get to all of those other roundup ideas I promised you, I have to give a quick shout out to Abbey from The Cards We Drew. She is the beautiful brains behind this amazing idea. Thanks so much, Abbey! You rock!
Now it is time for all 100+ of those other ideas I promised you! Below you will find a links to all of the other red, white, & blue creations these awesome bloggers have for you. Go check them out and get creating!