Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!!

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

I just wanted to show my festive "wreath" for the holiday. I was bored one day, and I decided to dress up the door. We've had a wreath hook hanging on the door since Christmas without anything hanging from it, so I used what I had on hand to make something fun and festive.

First, I traced and cut out three circles from a cereal box. Then I hot-glued two pieces together to make an extra sturdy base to glue the 'spokes' of the wreath to. I used ordinary wooden skewers to make the starburst - I just eyeballed the placement of the skewers and used a lot of hot glue to keep them in place. Next came the 3rd piece of cardboard to hide my spokes, and then everything (including a good chunk of my lawn) got a coat of white spray paint. Next, I punched out a bunch of red, white, pink and blue circles and arranged them on the spokes to get the positioning right. Then, a dab of hot glue on the back of each circle secured it in place. Lastly, I glued some ribbon on the back. Voila! A super easy and free wreath! I'm tempted to just swap out the paper circles to different colors for other holidays. We'll see.

PS I totally didn't notice Lena's earless bunny, squeaky toy that's been sitting on our front stoop for who knows how long (it's the light blue lump right in front of the bird house). Oops - maybe I should go grab that.

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