How to Make a Wreath

I kind of love my giant peace sign wreath! And  it only cost me about $15 and one hour to make. My peace sign is huge, but this could easily be done a smaller scale. I wish I could say Andy thought it was as cool as I do, but he thinks this is where a giant TV should live. What do you think? TV or giant peace wreath?

How to make a wreath!

 

 

This is seriously such an easy DIY project, y’all! Here’s what you need:

  • 36 in’ wreath (Found mine at a thrift store for $10.)
  • Sticks (We have a ton of Nandina in our yard, and those sticks work perfectly!)
  • Grapevine wire (Bought at Hobby Lobby with half price coupon for $1.75)

Here is the fancy thrift store wreath I started with:

CB2 inspired peace wreath

First, de- flower the wreath. I found it easiest to use wire cutters and cut the flowers off. Then, un-ravel the old wire from the wreath and admire your beautiful flowers!

DIY winter peace wreath

 

Next, I went on a little stick hunt in my backyard. I used 3 long ones for the middle and 4 on each side of the peace sign, for a total of 11 sticks.

Peace 5

I used twine to fix up the wreath and tie in the sticks.

Peace 6

Here is a close up of how I tied the middle of the peace sign together. Nothing fancy really.

Peace 7

Then, I realized that the twine was ugly and I needed to camouflage it. I thought about spray painting the entire wreath, but then I decided to take a little trip to Hobby Lobby just to check out the wreath section and see what they had. Behold grapevine wire!

 Grapevine wreath wire

Here’s a close up of my new and improved everyday mantle! And the wreath got a little pizzaz for Christmas last year

How to Make a Wreath

 

And one more just for fun:

CB2 inspired peace wreath

My peace wreath cost me about $15 bucks to make, and I love it! I even spruce it up with lights and Chrsitmas cards at Christmas time! Are you a wreath maker?

23 unique flag crafts

The 4th of July might be my favorite holiday of the year!  It’s low key, no presents involved, friends and family are all welcome. It’s just fun, sun, fireworks, water, and delicious BBQ all in one. What’s not to love?  Not to mention, we’re celebrating the anniversary of our awesome country. (Here are 3 free 4th of July printables here: Be braveLand of the free, and our Preamble!) Here are 23 unique flag crafts to get you ready for our Independence Day!

23 unique flag crafts

 

1. Flower flag

Flag crafts

 

 

2. Potted petunia flag

floral flag

 

3. Crib mattress flag

unique flag craft

4. Paper chains

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5. Paint sticks and buttons

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6. Microwave grate

unique flag craft

7. Clothespin wreath

unique flag craft

8. Kids faces

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9. Handprint flag

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10. Burlap and doilies

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11. Shorts

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12. Cupcake flagunique flag craft

13. Cake

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14. Cake pops

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15. Painted lawn flag

unique flag craft

16. Fabric scrap quilt

unique flag craft

17. Jean flag quilt

unique flag craft

18. Giant paper quilt

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19. Felt flag wreath

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20. Rocksunique flag craft

21. House

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22. Baseball bats

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23. Bookshelf

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Do you love July 4th? Have you crafted up any fun flag crafts? I’d love to hear…

unique flag crafts