Wednesday, March 16, 2011

4th of July Wreath

This is the 4th of July Wreath that I made and I will be teaching a class on it at our RV Rally this summer. I have made up 30 packets and hope they all sell.

Supply List: 1-12" Green Wire Wreath, 1 package 20 or 35 clear lights (Christmas Tree Lights), 16-18" pieces of Red Punchinello Ribbon, 16-18" pieces of White Punchinello Ribbon, 10-18" pieces of Blue Punchinello Ribbon, 22 pipe cleaners, & 3-5 stars cut out of craft foam. (Punchinello Ribbon may also be called Honeycomb Ribbon, and I bought it on line at theribbonsource.com) I found that this type of ribbon is hard to find when you want to make something with it...it may be more popular at Christmas time.

Take 2 pieces of the same color ribbon & weave pipe cleaner in & out of every other hole, longways, starting at one end, going to the opposite end.


Gather ribbon, bunching up to cover just the front side of the wreath frame.

Use the ends of the pipe cleaners to tie the ribbon to the frame on the back side. Repeat colors, 2 red, 2 white, etc for 3/4 of the wreath, repeat with the 10 pieces of blue ribbon for 1/4 part of the wreath.
Adorn with stars on blue ribbon by hot glueing them on.
Add lights if you desire, scattering around by poking between the ribbon from the back side of wreath, securing in place with a pipe cleaners that you already tied on with ribbon. (Start with cord hanging down from the bottom of the wreath, going around)





12 comments:

Sheri said...

Betty - This is adorable! I'm going to try to make this. What size is the wreath?

SusanE said...

I can see every Suite having one of these at the Rally! What do suppose the craft time is on this?

Sue said...

Betty, you constantly surprise me with your awesome crafts! These are adorable!

SusanE said...

The ladies at the RV park want to make these real bad. They will stand up to the heat and sun. Can u email me as much as you can? I'll check out the ribbon here. Muchas Gracias!

Rachel said...

Wow Betty - you are multi-talented! I love it!

ladybuglover365 said...

Betty, that is so cool! Thanks for the detailed instructions too! To repeat Sheri's question...what size is the wreath?
Kathy

ladybuglover365 said...

Never mind the question about the size of the wreath...I reread the instructions and see that it's a 12 inch wreath. Duh!
Kathy

SusanE said...

Success! I cut pieces and made this wreath in 1 hr. I found this ribbon at Creative Gift Packaging: creativegiftpackaging.com for $6.95 per roll. You should get about 5 wreaths cut from a single roll. Thanks Betty.

ellaruth said...

Thanks for sharing. The instructions were very easy to understand that even I can make one of these wreaths. : )

Anonymous said...

I made one of these for Halloween about 10 years ago. Made it black with little white glass ghost garland. It came out cute.

Diane H. said...

I have made pure dark green ones like this with white lights attached through the back for Christmas...Turned out gorgeous!

Diane H. said...

Betty, do you know where we can acquire Craft Books for this Ponchinello Metallic Ribbon? I would love to follow the fun with this more.

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