The Fourth of July is just around the corner and my family is ready. We enjoy a low-key celebration with family and friends, complete with a parade, good food and fireworks of course. I decorate my front porch with flags every year and like to add a few red white and blue items inside too. This year I was inspired to create by a pack of patriotic napkins I found at Dollar Tree. I used these napkins to create pretty patriotic paper flowers for a wreath. I have all the details below along with more red white and blue projects from some very talented bloggers.
Most of my supplies are from Dollar Tree, I love their selection and always find what I need when I shop there. I used these simple supplies to create a small wreath for my eating area. A few red white and blue items around my house give it a patriotic feel perfect for summer.
- Foam wreath form
- Paper napkins
- Hot Glue
- White tissue paper
- Wood pick or toothpick
I started by wrapping the wreath form in burlap and securing it with hot glue. Then set that aside and started assembling the flowers.
To make these patriotic paper flowers, I cut petals in 2 sizes from the napkins. I used about 12 petals for each flower.
To make the center of the flower I folded a piece of white tissue paper into a rectangle so there were 4 layers and cut fringe along one long edge.
Once the fringe was cut, I rolled the tissue paper around a pick and secured it with hot glue to create the center of the flower.
To build the flower, I attached petals to the center with hot glue and worked my way around until the flower looked full.
Then I stuck the pick into the foam wreath. I repeated this process with red and blue napkins to create a cluster of patriotic paper flowers on my burlap wreath.
This red white and blue patriotic wreath is a nice, portable, addition to my summer decor. It can be moved outside for a party, or hung above a buffet table. I also like that I can easily remove the flowers and repurpose this basic burlap wreath for another season.
Now take a look at these inspiring red white and blue Dollar Store projects, I hope they inspire you to create this week.
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