July 1, 2012 by Jena
So, the 4th of July is just a few days away and makes for a great theme for my most recent wreath.
Taken from this blog I happened across, I thought it was pretty cute. If you can believe it, I’ve never Mod Poged (is that a verb?) anything! I thought this might be an easy way to start.
Here is what you need:
- clothespins – around 100
- white spray paint
- a wire wreath form, mine is 18″ in diameter
- red and blue scrapbook paper
- a light colored scrapbook paper for your bunting
- bakers (or other) twine
- sticky letters
- double sided tape
- ribbon for hanging your wreath
- mod podge
- a foam brush
I started by spray painting the clothespins white on one side. I think this is kind of unnecessary, cause you end up not seeing much of them anyway.
Then I let them dry overnight. And while they were drying I cut approximately 3″ x 1/3″ paper strips in all different red and blue patterns. You need about 75 red and 25 blue, give or take. After the clips were dry, I started to mod podge the strips onto the non-painted side of the clips. Then I let them dry for about 30 minutes.
While the clips were drying, I cut out mini triangle bunting that I folded over the bakers twine and use double sided tape to secure in place. I used three arms length pieces of twine to be sure I had enough to adjust where I wanted them to hang and just placed the triangles in about the middle of the twine. I then applied the “God Bless America” letters on the bunting pieces.
Next I began to assemble the wreath. I started at the top and worked counter-clockwise, beginning with the blue clips and then using the red for the remainder. You should alternate the clips higher and lower as you go around to give the wreath a fuller appearance!
Then I attached the ribbon to the top so I could hang it while I draped the bunting where I thought it looked good. Doing this while the wreath is hanging makes it a little easier and is helpful in seeing what it will look like with gravity in play! Once I had it where I wanted it, I tied it on and cut off the remaining string.
Voila! Our new July 4th front door wreath! So cute and so easy.
Happy 4th of July!!