Well, I decided since it was Memorial Day this weekend that I better start thinking of something patriotic to put on my door. Memorial Day is the day that we officially start our summer! It doesn't seem very summery today though because the weather has been very wet and the temperature was a whopping 49 degrees today! This kind of weather makes me want summer even more!
On to the wreath, I started out with a Styrofoam wreath that I had stashed up in my hobby room and I then cut some strips of, well, it really isn't burlap because it is soft and acts more like Aida cloth, anyway it fringes really well. After I cut up the strips I fringed the edges by pulling out the threads on the out side.
I found these very cute pinwheels at Shopko, they are made out of metal and had these little metal stakes that I guess you could use in planted pot or something. I could have made them out of paper but because I wanted the wreath on my outside door, I thought the metal would be perfect and besides they were 60% off!
I loved the vintage look they had and the glitter just made them say ,WOW!
They even had this little firecracker, on this one you can see the little metal stake and I just used hot glue and stuck them into the Styrofoam wreath. When I got finished I cut out some squares of the same cloth and fringed the edges and bunched them together to make some flowers between the pinwheels. Then I used some more hot glue and added some red buttons of various sizes.
I think it says, "Come one in , your welcome, and this family is patriotic!
On this Memorial Day weekend I am remembering those who have passed on before me and I am so thankful for those who have lost their lives to protect our country. Yes, America is truly great!
Hope your day is great remembering all those that you love.