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It’s hard to believe the 4th of July is a little over 2 weeks away. The summer seems to already be flying by. I’ve been wanting to make a fun wreath for the 4th of July for the past couple of years and between the fact that my Easter wreath was still hanging up and that I had pinned a similar wreath years ago, I figured it was finally time to make it happen!!
Making this cute 4th of July Felt Wreath will take a bit of time (cutting out all those felt circles is a great project for a favorite movie) but it is so simple to put together the time will fly by faster than you think.
4th of July Felt Wreath Supply List
red, navy blue and cream felt ( 1/2 a yard of each color)
3 wood stars
hot glue gunThe directions are very similar to the felt Valentine wreath I made a couple of years ago. You can find that tutorial here. The only things I did differently was used a round styrofoam wreath and 3 different colors of felt.
I cut 3 inch circles, like the Valentine Wreath, and pinned them on the wreath with straight pins. I used 10-12 circles for the red and cream sections and about 40 for the blue section. I like my wreaths to look really full, but you can always use less felt if you want.Are you ready to cry with me? I had my wreath mostly finished and the unthinkable happened! I didn’t realize how delicate styrofoam is. I had my wreath hanging on a door in my house and I went to grab it to add the stars and the next thing I knew it was on my wood floor in 3 pieces. Let’s just say I was not a happy camper and may have had a bit of a tantrum. Once I recovered, I tried using a hot glue gun and that didn’t work to stick the wreath back together. Next I tried duct tape and am happy to report it worked! I was so happy it did because I had no desire to start all over. As I was talking with Jenn about my wreath breaking, she said that one of Paula’s styrofoam wreath’s had broken too. This is your warning, “Handle With Care”!!I painted the wood stars cream and sanded around the edges to give them a distressed look, then I hot glued them onto the wreath. You could also cut stars out of cream card stock if you don’t have any wooden stars.
I’m so happy with the way this 4th of July Felt Wreath turned out!! Other than the little issue I had with the styrofoam this wreath came together rather quickly. It can also be a fun project to get your kids and family involved in, if you trust them to cut nice circles, they don’t have to be perfect!! I hope you try making one of these fun 4th of July Felt Wreaths. If you do I would love to see the finished project!!
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