This wreath was so fun and very easy to make but looks so beautiful outside on my porch! I first started with a wooden open circle that I got in the Florist department at my local craft store. Then I cut out about 12 or so large stars out of kraft paper. I love kraft with blue, red and white colors I attached all of the kraft stars, with hot glue, to the wood circle, one right next to each other, no overlapping.
Then I cut out a ton of smaller kraft, blue glitter paper, and red glitter paper stars using a Sizzix die that has three sizes on it. I put some of the stars together in layers and left some of them plain. I attached them the larger kraft stars here and there building up the layers of my wreath.
Next came the Petaloo flowers. I used flowers from the Color Me Crazy collection and altered some of them with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Faded Jeans and Barn Door and others with red glitter. Others I just left plain white so they would match my red, white, and blue color theme.
I also cut small 1/4 inch strips of kraft paper, wrapped them tightly around a pencil and stuck the curly paper here and there underneath the flowers. Hot glue really helped to keep everything in place.
For the final detail, I tied a double bow using red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon and attached it to the wreath.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope those of you who are celebrating the 4th with me, have great day filled with family, friends, and fireworks!!
Petaloo supplies used: ( Click on photo to see the item )