June 21, 2012

Burlap & Birdhouse Patriotic Wreath

A couple of weeks ago I heard about a pool noodle craft party and I wanted to be a part of it.  It was time to get my DIY craft on!  I went to Walmart and found a pool noodle. After I got it home, I taped it together, and then I procrastinated for awhile... I had a ton of ideas in my head, but no clear vision...  I thought about it daily but worked on other projects instead.  It was time to stop thinking about it and finally just do it!  Yesterday I gathered together a bunch of craft supplies and got to creating :)



Fold noodle into a circle and then use duct tape or packaging tape to hold the seam together.  Below you can see my hubby holding my noodle wreath form up for me so I could get a good picture of it.  At the same time he had been assembling our new porch chairs (see on my prior post).  He's such a sweetie!!! 


Here is the pile of craft goodies I got together to get started on my wreath.  I always knew I wanted to go patriotic.  I had fabrics, ribbons, thread, needles and a yard of burlap.  I decided the burlap was going to cover the base of my wreath.


I cut the burlap into 12" strips and then tied it up around my wreath form with twine.  I kept the twine loose fit so I could bunch the burlap to my desired look after it was all tied on.


After I was done covering my wreath form (noodle), I set out to make some denim and cotton fabric flowers.  They are pretty easy to make.  However, they are a little time consuming.  I will post a tutorial on how to make these in the future.




I've had this patriotic bird house for about 15 years and I decided to go with a birdhouse and nest in the middle of the wreath.  I laid all of my pieces on top of the wreath to get an idea of what it would look like.  Then I got out my glue gun and went glue crazy!  


About an hour later I was done and my masterpiece was hanging on my front door.  My finished one of a kind creation is below...  I just  can't decide if I like it better with or without the final blue ribbon I put on it.  I would love to hear your thoughts :)  Please leave me a comment!


Blue Ribbon or Not ???


Come party with us at the pool noodle craft party, it's going on now: Click Here to Visit Party  

15 comments:

  1. Diana, Your wreath turned out beautiful! LOVE the birdhouse and nest! I definitely vote for the blue ribbon. Visiting you from the Pool Noodle Summer Party. So happy to be now following! Hope you have a wonderful night. :-)
    Sharla

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    1. Thank you for the compliment and your input Sharla. I appreciate it :)

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  2. Oh I just love your noodle. The birdhouse is such a cute touch. I love it all, the burlap is great too. Thanks so much for joining in on the party.

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    1. Thanks Debbie :) I recently started following you and I absolutely love your site!!! Keep up the good work!

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  3. cute wreath! i like the blue ribbon on....and i love those fabric flowers! adorable ;)

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    1. Ah... Thank you! It seems the blue ribbon is a hit :)

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  4. Oh yes, the blue ribbon! Just dropping in from Friday Shout Out to see what you are up to:) I love this, so summerly (is that a word?) and so patriotic:) I would also love to invite you to share any of your favorite posts at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop. So hoping to see you there! (still enjoying following you)

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    1. Thanks Evelyn. I will pop over and check out the blog hop :)

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  5. yes, the blue ribbon is a must!

    found you via eye heart:)

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    1. Seems like everyone likes the blue ribbon <3 Thanks!

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  6. What a fun wreath! I love the birdhouse!

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  7. I am so happy that your wreath came to my party! Cool idea giving readers a choice of the blue ribbon, what fun for us to get involved:) Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays! Have a marvelous weekend!

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  8. This is really cute. I love the bird house. I'm a new follower too!

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  9. I love this so much, I've featured you here http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/06/50-happy-4th-of-july-craft-ideas-diycraftyprojects-com.html . Please stop by when you get a chance & grab a "I've been featured" button from the side bar. You can put it in this post, side bar or both. Thanks so much :)

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  10. You incorporated everything beautifully, it projects the patriotic spirit!

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I love all of your comments and I read every one... I'd love to hear from you!

Blessings,
Diana