Thursday, June 27, 2013

21 Fourth of July Ideas

This is my 4th of July wreath tutorial and 4th of July features ( 20 more at the bottom) from last month or so of  WUW's, all red white and blue links.

You would think that in all my crafting years I would have made several wreaths, but no, this is the first. I really wanted to have something patriotic for the fourth, but I was tired of my same 'ole things. I decide a wreath was what I needed. I choose to not hang it outside but to hang it from an old door I have inside. I like it, it's is westerny...yes.. but also very 4th of July. 

I started with a pool noodle from the dollar store. These noodles are usually smaller and shorter than other noodles; this one is right at 4 feet long. I twisted an empty toilet paper roll to fit into the noodle opening then holding the ends together I taped it well. If this was going to go outside, I would have used a sturdier tape like duct tape. 

I tore a white fabric with a faint pattern into 3, apx. 3 inch strips; they are about 3 1/2-4 feet long. I wanted the texture if the torn edge. First I taped down one end, then I wound this white fabric around my pool noodle wreath base covering apx. 1/3 of it. Next, using red bandannas (because I already had them) I wound them around the next third of the noodle. I could have cut them in half, but I am a cheapskate and wanted them left whole in case I want to use them again.

Last I used denim scrapes from the denim jeans leftovers (see my denim projects here); a strip down the leg side and two top bands.  I wound it making sure the edges and parts I wanted to show would. I used tape on the ends to secure it tightly. Tape is a good way to audition the placement before committing to glue.  If I were putting this outside, I would use hot glue to secure it and remove my tape. I made sure all the taped ends were on the back out of sight.

Lastly, I cut out stars from felt, stitched around them with a little stuffing on the inside. Here is where I found the idea for the stars.  I pushed a pipe cleaner/chenille stem inside the stars and then tucked the other end of the pipe cleaner/chenille stem under a fabric flap. I used a pipe cleaner strip in the back to hang it from too. I have to say I really like my wreath but after looking at it awhile, I think it needs two or three more stars, a couple larger than what I already have, then it will be perfect. I just need to go buy more felt. 

Now here are more 4th of July ideas for you.

Fun wands from The Tip Toe Fairy.

Home decor from Just Us Four

4th of July Sensory Bin

Sensory Bin from Teaching Mamma.

Easy patriotic breakfast for the Fourth of July

Easy Patriotic Breakfast from Like A Saturday. 

Fourth of July Table

4th of July Table from Like A Saturday.

Craftiments:  Patriotic Wood Shim and Starfish Flag

A fun flag from Craftiments

Red, White and Blue Velvet Cupcake

Fun cupcakes from The Tumbleweed Contessa

Free printables from Carissa Miss. 

Yummy treats from Just Us Four Blog.

Crafty Journal - Milk Jug Garland

Upcycled garland from Crafty Journal.

Patriotic Hat

Garden decor from The Tumbleweed Contessa

Using an old frame fro decor from Second Chance To Dream

Patriotic magnets from Crafty Journal

4th of July fonts from A Typical English Home. 

Freedom and Independence Blue Stars

Free printables from Love Bakes Good Cakes.

Hair bows from Bowdabra Blog. 

Decorated onesie from Bowdabra Blog. 

Patriotic skewers from My Turn.

Barbie dress from My Turn, too cute!  

Wreath from Just Us Four. 

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  1. Love, love, love the wreath - pinned it! Thanks so much for sharing these ideas for the 4th!

    Kim @ {enjoy the view}

  2. Love your wreath. I am going to pin it.
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  3. Here from a Peek into My Paradise - I've been looking for some 4th of July ideas and this is a wonderful round up! All the ideas look so great and your wreath is fabulous!
    ~Mary Frances

  4. I like how you used denim on your wreath! Cute!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party #37

    1. Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

  5. Thanks for featuring my hat and my cupcake for the 4th of July party. I'm looking forward to that long weekend off.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  6. This wreath is so adorable! I love the jean wrapped part!
    (new follower)
    Morgaine from Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would also like to invite you to join my June Totally Tuesday Link Party:

  7. That wreath is so cute! I am loving the denim. I pinned it! Thanks for linking up at All Things Pretty!

  8. You always have such great ideas!! Wow! Thank you so much for linking up with us this weekend at One Sharendipity Place!!

  9. Great collection of patriotic projects. I love how you used denim and a bandana in your wreath. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday.

  10. These are awesome ideas!! I would love if you linked up to Seasons on Saturday Link Party going on right now!!

    Abbi @ Seasons of Homemakers

  11. Hi, I love the 4th of July wreath that you make. I saw it on life on lakeshore dr.
    Julie from

  12. I love how your wreath turned out. It looks so cute! Thanks for linking back to me (and how fun to see that my idea inspired someone else).
    Have a great day!

  13. The denim in the wreath is brilliant. I love it!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  14. Some great ideas. Hope you have a great 4th!

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  16. The sensory bin it too cute!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  17. Connie I love your wreath and all of the features are very nice. Hope that you have not melted yet...I keep thinking of you in those horribly hot temps!

  18. I love love love your wreath! Thank you for sharing on Hickory Trail!

  19. So cute! What a great wreath!

    Thanks for sharing at Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape! Can't wait to see what you bring us next!

  20. This is so great and I love the tutorial. Love the denim. Thanks for sharing. I wanted to invite you to come over to my blog and join the challenge this week. The challenge is Red, White and Blue. Each week we have a new craft challenge. The link up begins tomorrow, Wednesday so come on over!!!!
    You just might win!
    Dee, the CSI Girl

  21. Your wreath is so cute! Love the denim addition to it! I've made a pool noodle wreath but turned it into a wine cork wreath.

  22. Love the wreaths! Thank you for sharing on Tuesday Trivia. Pinned and shared it on google+
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  23. Great and awesome collection. I love the wreaths. Thank you so much for sharing your post @ Pin It Monday Hop. It is still open, please come by sometime when you get the chance and check what other Bloggers are sharing. See you!

    Pursuit of Functional HOme

  24. Great ideas! I absolutely love the wreath. How creative! Pinning and sharing on Facebook and G+ today. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week! :)

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  25. Stopping by to let you know I featured your wreath today on Made in a Day!! Have a great 4th!

  26. I love your wreath!!! It is fun, the colors are perfect but I love the different textures. Fabulous job. This post is being featured @ Great Idea Thursday's! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  27. Such a great idea for old jeans - pinning to my Earth Day board! Stopping in from What's Cooking Love's link up. Have a great 4th!
    Kim @ *Soliloquy Of Food & Such*

  28. I love this patriotic wreath!! I pinned it!! I love the jeans on it....very Americana.

    Stopping by from Not Done Growing linky party and a follower.

    Here is what I shared this week:

  29. Love the jean! It totally makes the wreath. Very creative.


  30. Your wreath is adorable! You are so creative, my friend. Love the other Fourth ideas too! Thanks so much for linking up to the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party! :)

  31. I love the jeans on the wreath! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  32. Pinned! I love the wreath soooo much! Julia

  33. What a great wreath! Thank you for sharing it at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  34. Love all the festive ideas. This blog is bursting with creativity.

    I'm splashin' around for ideas to splatter some joy into our summer. I would love to hear your creative ideas to add a bit of zest to our scorchin' summer. Join me in splashing.


  35. Hi Connie, I love the wreath! Happy 4th & thanks for sharing with me! Hope your having a great holiday! Theresa

  36. Love the wreath idea. Fantastic use of jean. Thanks for sharing the wreath and all the other great projects. I am a new follower from the Made to be a Momma linky. Have a great day!!!

  37. Love the wreath! I've never made my own wreath before, but I've been wanting to. Now I have an idea of how to get started.

    I'm now following you via Bloglovin'.

    TaMara @ Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

  38. What a great collection of ideas! Visiting from the Gotta Create blog hop! Feel free to also link this one up at our Red, White & BBQ Ladies Only Blog Share link party which is now live! :)

  39. Great wreath, Connie! Love how you used the waistband of a pair of jeans.

    Thanks for linking this up to The Creative HomeAcre blog hop. : )

  40. What a great bunch of ideas! I'm particularly charmed by the wreath. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday.

  41. Lots of wonderful red, white, and blueness Connie. Love the fruit flag skewers by Evelyn and your wreath turned out great! Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  42. I shared this the other day on FB, but I had to stop by and thank you for sharing this at last week's All My Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week! (Thanks for including my project in your round-up!) :)


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