Canada Day Door Wreath
This wreath is a fairly easy project. I already had most of the supplies I needed, except for the ribbon, which I purchased at Michaels.
The wreath is easily adaptable to a U.S. theme.
- A wicker or grapevine 10" wreath
- 3 toilet paper tubes (for firecrackers)
- Wrapping paper in a colour of your choice. I used gold-coloured, but white, kraft paper, scrapbook paper, or a patriotic-themed paper would work just as well.
- Ribbon in appropriate colours to decorate the firecrackers.
- Several sprays of wired white buds.
- Red burlap ribbon for bow
- Red jute twine for fuses on firecrackers and for a loop to hang the wreath.
- Flags, I used three 8" x 6" with 10" sticks
- Glue gun and craft glue, flat paint brush
Optional - Watered down brown acrylic craft paint to age the flags and ribbons.
*If you are going to age your flags and ribbons do that first so they will dry by the time you want to use them.
Use an amount of brown paint on a tray or foil plate and add water until the consistency is very watery.
With the paint brush paint the ribbons and flags until they have the aged look that is pleasing to you.
Let them dry. The drying time is not too long.
*Start work on the tubes
Cover the tops of each tube with wrapping paper. Cut circles of paper larger than the top and tape it down on the sides of the tubes.
Then wrap the wrapping paper around the tubes and glue it where the paper meets at the back of the tube.
Leave one tube long, but cut a little off of each tube at the bottom so that they are progressively shorter. Your tubes will each be different lengths.
Poke a small hole in the tops of the tubes and push a length of jute twine into the hole (approx 1 1/2" to 2" lengths). The twine is the fuse. Add glue so the twine does not fall out.
Wrap the tubes with ribbons.
*Assemble the wreath
With the glue gun place a few dots of glue on the inside bottom of each tube and pinch together. This makes it easier to attach them to the wreath.
Starting with the longest tube tuck it into the wreath and add hot glue to hold it in place. Add the next longest and so on until all three are attached to the wreath.
I bent the smallest tube forward and added an extra bit of glue to hold it.
*Place the bud sprays on the wreath around the firecrackers and glue.
*Add a bow and place the flags, tucking them into the wicker and glueing.
HAPPY CANADA 150
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