Thursday, July 2, 2015

What's red, white & blue with baseballs all over?

To celebrate the fourth of July, I made a new door wreath.  It was easy, inexpensive, and turned out as well as any wreath I have ever made.  Here is the final product.
To replicate, follow these simple step-by-step instructions:
 First, gather materials. Purchase from craft store:    

A 14 inch, flat wreath-ring with holes punched in the fiberboard.

Five or six rolls of red and white stripped 1.5 inch wide grosgrain ribbon.
One pre-made blue and white polka dotted bow. (You can make your own, but I couldn't find the navy and white polka dotted ribbon except in the pre-made bow.)

And, thirteen wooden baseballs.

Hot glue gun, glue sticks, and old sheet to protect your floor.
After you have assembled supplies, cut the ribbon in 10 inch strips with ends cut on angle.

Then tie the red and white stripped ribbon around the wreathe form.  Alternate which sides you leave the tails sticking out; first tail on the outside of the ring; then tail on the inside. Push the ribbons close together to hide the wreath form.

Place the navy and white bow in the upper left hand side of the wreath.

Next, hot glue the baseballs to the ribbon-covered wreathe form.

Hang and enjoy the visual fireworks.

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