Sunday, June 24, 2012

Red, white and blue wreath tutorial

Thanks to Pinterest, I found a super easy method of making an awesome looking wreath!

Supplies needed:
Foam wreath-- for this project I used a 12 inch wreath

7 sheets of red felt
7 sheets of white felt
5 sheets of blue felt
400+ stick pins

Glue gun
Felt Stars

I was able to buy all of my supplies at my local JoAnn store.

Cut your felt into 2 inch squares, doesn't have to be exact.

Each wreath will have a varying number of felt squares.  I start with cutting five sheets of red and white felt, then cut more if you need to fill in more of your wreath.  Cut 3 sheets of your blue felt, cutting more when you need it.

Time to start building your wreath!  Take a felt square, fold it corner to opposite corner, then corner to opposite corner again to get a "folded triangle".  Pin your triangle to the wreath.

Keep folding your squares and pinning them next to each other around the wreath.  I don't fill in the back of my wreath, as you see below, but I do fill in the top and the inside circle.

As pictured here in the bottom left corner  I use white ribbon to hang up the wreath.  Before I pin down the white section, I wrap ribbon around the wreath then cover with felt.  I use about 2 yards so I have some play with how long the ribbon will be to hang it up.

Once my wreath has been filled in, I use a hot glue gun to glue down the stars onto the blue section.  While this process is super easy, it can take some time!  My first wreath took me over 6 hours from start to finish, this wreath took me just about three hours.

I hope this tutorial helps you make your own red, white and blue wreath!  I look forward to seeing your creations.  

To see my first red, white and blue wreath, click here!  

If you have any questions, leave them in the comment section and I'll answer the best I can!  Have an awesome day.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Under the Sea Blog Hop

Welcome to Under the Sea Blog hop!!  You should have arrived from Jamie's blog or you can start at the beginning of the hop at Ashley's blog.

I made a wall decor project and let me just say I freakin' LOVE it!!  I am so happy with how it turned out.  

I started with a 16 x 20 inch canvas that I painted ultramarine blue.  I used my cuttlebug to make the sand.  Everything else was made using the following Cricut cartridges:  Life is a Beach, Create a Critter, and 3 Birds-Life's a Party.  

Here's a few up close shots.  

Up next is Gill!  

Have an awesome weekend!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kraftin Kimmie

Happy Tuesday!  I'm sharing a card I did a while back, been slow on the craft front lately! :)

Image is from Kraftin Kimmie.

Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


This week on Danni's blog, it's bicycle week.  Today I'm playing along with her theme!

The stamp and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Co.  I embossed the sentiment.  

This is chipboard!  Some of you will recognize from where.....LOL.  

Thanks for letting me play along Danni!

Have an awesome day,

Saturday, June 2, 2012

June 100 Cricut Cartridge Hop

This is my last 100 Cricut cartridge Hop.

Airplane is from Paper Pups.  Image is cut at 2.41 inches, sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.

Yummy looking ice cream is from Sugar and Spice Lite Cricut cartridge, cut at 3.94 inches.  Sentiment is from The Stamps of Life.  Also used the cuttlebug for embossing.

I love how this cricut cut from Life's a Beach turned out!!  It's cut at 3.94 inches.  The sentiment is from The Angel Company (now closed).  I used yellow stickles on the pineapple.

Doesn't that make you *crave* an umbrella drink??!!??  =)

Up next is Rachel!

Have an awesome weekend!

Friday, June 1, 2012


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