I saw a wreath on Pinterest that I loved! They had cut felt into squares and pinned them into a foam wreath. I got the bright idea to do the same thing in a star shape.
On top of that, I had guessing game on my Over the Fence page on Facebook and gave it away! I choose it as the prize before I made it. My bad!
I am glad that Mandy is enjoying it! She was the winner!
I’m not about to make another one like this, so I came up with this one instead. Much easier and faster! More like the one I saw on Pinterest. I made it in under two hours! Much better than two days!
- wire clothes hanger or some wire about as thick as a clothes hanger
- plastic table clothes in red, white and blue (the kind you get for $1 at the dollar store) More on that later.
- wire for stars
- card stock paper
- ruler/tape measure (I used both)
- wire cutter
Putting It All Together
Ok, about the blue strips. I couldn’t find a table clothe in the navy blue. All they had was royal. That’s ok if that’s all you can find. I did find plastic gift bags in the navy. These worked just fine and cost the same. $1
I covered about 1/4 of the circle with blue. I just eyeballed this. Remember, no stressing!
Once I finished with the blue I used a measuring tape to measure (isn’t that what you do with a measuring tape?) the rest of the circle. I divided that number by 13 to find out how wide the red and white “stripes” would be. For example: I had 28 inches left to cover. 28/13=2 1/8. Each stripe would be 2 1/8 inches wide. I marked every 2 1/8 inches with a marker. My Man helped me with the math! Again, don’t stress. Just get it close. All this just makes it easier to know when to change colors.
I started with red and ended with red. There are 7 red stripes and 6 white stripes on the flag.
No way was I gonna put on 50 stars, so I cut 5 stars. One star represents 10 states.
I am so sorry! I didn’t get a picture of this next step. You are smart! You’ll get it!
Moving some of the blue out of your way, wrap one end of the wire around the clothes hanger. I tried twisting but it was too loose. You want to wrap it. Did you get that? Hope so.
Adjust the star to where you want it on the wire. You may need to bend the wire as needed.
Last, cut a piece of ribbon about 12 inches long or as long as you like. Tie it around the loop or if you just used wire, tie it around where the blue and red meet at the top.
My Man had an idea after I finished the circle wreath. Bend the wire in the shape of a star. Now why didn’t I think of that?
Warning! The wreath is very light-weight. The first good wind blew it off my door. Booger got ahold of it and now I have to fix it. UGH!