Friday, May 27, 2011

Patriotic 3D star wreath

I made a cute little wreath in red, white, and blue for Memorial Day (and Fourth of July). I was inspired by and followed the tutorial here from Little Birdie Secrets.  I used papers from my scrapbook paper stash and a wreath form that I cut from a cardboard box.


I have a Slice but used an "old school" plastic scrabooking star template to cut my stars so that I could stack multiple sheets of paper and cut more than one star at a time. I cut 12 large stars from patterned paper and about 16 from red. I adhered the red ones first as a background so the cardboard would not show. I glued everything with good ol' Elmer's multipurpose glue. (I may be one of the few crafters that doesn't really like glue guns.) The Elmer's worked great. Did I mention that I won a prize pack from them (here)? It came in this week and I got a lot of loot! Thanks!


I used buttons, rhinestones, and pearls from my stash to embellish the stars. On half of them, I also added Prima flowers. I love using my stash for more than scrapbooking. I glued my stars too close together and needed to fill some holes at the bottom so I added two smaller stars.

I added a bow and some star garland purchased from the Dollar Tree. I got 2 bows for $1 and only used a minimal amount of the garland, so total spent for this is less than $1.50!


Happy Memorial Day! Thanks for stopping by.

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8 comments:

  1. what a super cute idea! following you from I heart nap time ;) perfect for Memorial Day and 4th of July!

    --Michelle

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  2. what a super cute idea! following you from I heart nap time ;) perfect for Memorial Day and 4th of July!

    --Michelle

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  3. Really cute! I needed something for summer.....I'm a new follower now-

    Have a great day!
    Valerie- www.occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com
    Stop on by!

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  4. This is super cute and easy to find all of the components. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I really like this very cute patriotic perfect door hanger for the season thanks for sharing come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  6. Ooooo...Pretty! I love everything patriotic! I guess it is a good thing that my daughter was born on July 4th! Thanks for sharing this beautiful project!

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