6.26.2012

American Flag Wreath


God bless America, land that I love!!!!  Tell it to your neighbor!!!  Ever since our flag pole broke I haven't been able to show my USA Pride to our friends and neighbors.  I've been needing to craft and I've been wanting an American wreath for our American holidays for a while now.  I needed something I could make quickly (we have a 2 year old and 4 year old) and something that didn't need a whole lot of supplies.  So I found and loved these 2 ideas from 2 great blogs (Twig & Thistle and Naptime Crafts): 

Twig & Thistle
Naptime Crafts
I decided to combine the two ideas...  I just needed red, white and blue paper cups.  We live close to a Michael's and I was feeling a little stir crazy so I decided take my 2 kids and walk there on a hot hot hot day.  YIKES!  We even saw our neighbors (isn't that funny) outside and asked them to come along!  After a sweaty trip to Micheal's and then an air-conditioned trip to Kroger and Party City... I finally had the paper cups I wanted.  Here's the finished product:

american flag wreath

american flag wreath made out of cups

solo cup wreath, american flag wreath

I think it turned out great!  I love it!  You can do it too, all you need is paper cups, hot glue and a ruler to space them out approximately evenly (don't over think this by trying to make it perfect).  Here are my supplies:


I'm glad I got to share this idea with you.  

(This is the very first post of this blog.)

1 comment:

  1. Awesome idea!!!! What a modern twist on a wreath! :)) gonna tell it to MY neighbor!!

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