Tuesday, July 1, 2014

4th of July Feather Wreath

Happy July 1st everyone! Can you believe that 2014 is halfway over already? I can't. The first half of this year has just flown by. We are now on a count down to the 4th of July!  Just a few more days to go to celebrate the USA with family, friends, food, and fireworks. I also have to give a shout out to my mom since her birthday is on the 4th. Happy Birthday in a couple days mom!
Crooked picture not a crooked house. My tripod broke.

I love decorating for holidays, but I usually don't have the time to do any huge projects so for the 4th I am doing a couple small DIY projects to help get our house in the spirit. Today I am sharing my 4th of July wreath. I am telling you this is the easiest project to put together. I actually did it last night after work while I was making dinner. Hello multi-tasking.

If you don't have a lot of time, but still want to put a cute wreath on your front door, or on your wall, or in your bathroom, or in a closet (I don't judge) this is the project for you. Hope you enjoy the tutorial and Happy 4th of July!

4th of July Feather Wreath
Missing the Twine, Spray Paint and Glue Gun.
Ashlyn really wanted her picture taken.

1 White Feather Boa
1 Red Feather Boa
1 Blue Feather Boa
1 18inch Wire Wreath Frame
4 inch wood Letters of U, S, and A
Twine or Jute
Spray Paint (I used Metallic Copper)
Hot Glue Gun

1. Spray paint your wooden letters. I found that I only needed to paint the front of the letters. I used Metallic Copper because that is what I had on hand, but I think I would use silver if I do this again.
The letters are sitting on my piece of cardboard I keep around for spray painting.
That is why it is blue.
2. While the letters dry take one of your boas and tie the end to one of the middle wires. Once tied start wrapping it around the wreath form. Once you reach the end of your boa tie that to one of the middle wires. Adjust it to take up 1/3 of your wreath frame. Do the same with your other two boas until your wreath frame is wrapped in feathers.

3. Once your letters are dry you need to hot glue the twine to the back. Make sure you lay your letters with the unpainted side up and backwards. See the picture below. Then just hot glue the twine to the back of the letters.
Make sure your letters are laying backwards before hot gluing your twine.

4. Tie the twine to the middle wire on one side of your wreath form. Pull the twine straight and tie it to a middle wire on the other side of your wreath form. I found that it looked better when the twine was pulled tighter. Cut any excess twine off and adjust the feathers to cover any of your ties.

5. Hang it on your door, wall, in the shower (no guarantee it will last in there), or wherever your little heart desires. I hung mine on our front door using a Command hook. The wreath is super light so the Command hook should hold it just fine.

Hope you try this if you have need a quick 4th of July decoration. Have a great and safe holiday everyone!

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