Patriotic Washi Tape Flower Wreath7:00:00 PM
With May coming to a close, it's time to pull down the spring/Easter wreath and go with something a little more summery. I wanted something for my door that was subtly patriotic that I could keep up from Memorial Day through July 4th (or even longer) without getting too many strange looks from the neighbors. I felt that some red and blue flowers would make my door decoration patriotic without being over the top.
Could you tell that the flowers decorating this "wreath" are made from just washi tape and drinking straws? Hard to believe, right?
Take a piece of washi and turn it over on itself. Tear off the flattened loop plus a little extra and place it on the straw, like so.
Then place another on the opposite side of the straw.
Then do two more at 90 degrees to the first two.
Snip the corners of the "petals" so that they look rounded. Keep adding layers of petals until you like the look. To complete the wreath, place washi tape on two of the wooden craft boards.
Then layer the other two boards underneath the first two. Then place a contrasting washi tape on top of them, so that the first boards are kind of like the meat in a sandwich, with the tape and the second two boards as bread. This holds it all together. If your washi isn't holding as well as you like, you can always use hot glue as insurance.
Hot glue the flowers as you like.
Add a glittery star and some red ribbon and call the wreath done!
What do you do to decorate for the "patriotic" holidays?
Sometimes I link up at the following places: 504 Main, A Diamond in the Stuff, AKA Design, Alderberry Hill, At the Picket Fence, Beyond the Picket Fence, Blessed with Grace, Cherished Bliss, Classy Clutter, C.R.A.F.T., Craft-o-maniac, Crafty Scrappy Happy, Eat at Home, Finding Fabulous, Gingersnap Crafts, Glued to My Crafts, Home Stories A to Z, House of Hepworths, House of Rose, I Heart Naptime, It's So Very Cheri, Lil Luna, Lines Across, Live Laugh Rowe, Made in a Day, Madigan Made, Mom on Timeout, My Favorite Finds, Not Just a Housewife, One Creative Mommy, Organizing Junkie, Positively Splendid, Semi Homemade Mom, Serenity Now, Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, Six Sisters Stuff, So I Married a Craft Blogger, So You Think You're Crafty, Someday Crafts, Sugarbee Crafts, Tatertots & Jello, The 36th Avenue, The Finer Things in Life, The Frugal Girls, The Grant Life, The Real Thing with the Coake Family, The Shabby Nest, Tidy Mom, Today's Creative Blog, Uncommon Designs, and Under the Table and Dreaming.