I love to do crafts and diy projects that are simple and easy. I don’t think you have to spend a lot of money or time to be creative. With the 4th of July coming up, I wanted to make a red, white and blue patriotic wreath for my front door. I then decided to make a simple patriotic firecracker centerpiece with some leftover Pringles cans.
To make this wreath I purchased 9 bunches of flowers and a roll of wide wired ribbon at the Dollar Tree store. I did not want to spend a lot of money so instead of going to the craft store and buying a $7 styrofoam wreath form, I bought a small round basket at the Dollar Tree too. Total spent was $11 plus tax.
I used the basket, flowers and the wide ribbon for the wreath. The only other items I needed for this project were my hot glue gun and a pair of scissors.
I removed the flowers from the stems and arranged them around the basket in a pattern around the basket. Once I figured out how I wanted the larger flowers, I then began to hot glue them on. I started with the larger red and blue flowers, I wanted to make sure they were spaced out symmetrically. I then filled in with the smaller red and white flowers. I added the sprigs of baby’s breath last as a final accent.
I left the middle or bottom ring of the basket empty for the ribbon bow that I made. I hot glued it onto the basket then I filled in a couple empty spots with leftover flowers.
My total cost for this wreath was less than $11! It took me about an hour to make it.
I hope I can inspire you to get crafty and creative with items outside of the box too! I would love for you to leave a comment below and to share this post with your friends! Thank you! 🙂