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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flag Day Wreath

 Isn't Pinterest a wonderful source for ideas? One of the first things I pinned was a wreath made out little flag toothpicks. Yes, flag toothpicks….. This project is simple but you may question my sanity, it required over 400 little, little flags.


Today is Flag Day so I thought I would share the wreath now in case you wanted to join me in my craziness and make this for the 4th of July….


I hung the wreath on the back porch at the cottage.



 I love this vintage can, it was a trash pick from a few years ago, that Cottage Guy brought home for me. 



As I said the project was simple. I used an 11 inch styrofoam ring. Wrapped it in leftover Christmas ribbon that I pinned in place. Using four packages for 100 count flag toothpicks begin inserting from the center and work to the outer edge. At the end insert additional flags to fill in any empty spots. It took only about two hours to complete. A great project to do while watching your favorite TV show.

I purchased the supplies at JoAnn Fabrics, flags were $2.99 and 40% off, so the whole project was less than $15.00. 


The wreath is mounted on a vintage tray with a mirror in the center.



  The reflection in the mirror is showing my collection of vintage red, white and blue Michigan license plates.



June is ticking by, in a few short weeks the 4th of July will be here. So start thinking about your plans for the 4th. Do you do any special decorating for the 4th of July? I'd love to hear about it.

19 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

SO CLEVER!!!

Love it!

And I ♥ the pic of the MI lic - I remember those! (I was born in Michigan.)

SO CUTE!!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

wow! That is one beautiful looking flag wreath!

Dee

KP said...

Love that cottage guy.......

Emilie's daughter said...

This is all so lovely! I could do that on August 1 - when it is our National Day of course with Swiss flags. As the American embassy is in our neighborhood we always see the fireworks and the elegant people who are invited to the Ambassador's house. Christa

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your wreath is adorable, but those license plates tucked into their little cubbies?! Pure Americana folk art. Love it!!!

Julie Marie said...

Oh I just love your wreath!... and all things patriotic... my daddy was a Colonel in the Army, and I was raised to honor and respect our beautiful flag and all she stands for ... she proudly flies always at our home... and more are placed outside today in honor of flag day... yours is all just beautiful!... xoxo Julie Marie

Kathy B said...

Thanks for this flag project. Must try this!!.
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Little Susie Home Maker said...

Isn't this a fun idea! All your Americana looks great! I have been pinning Ameracana items, I love getting patriotic! This would keep my kids busy for a while, too!
Blessings,
Susie

podso said...

Beautifully done! I love it!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The wreath would make a great centerpiece too. Pretty fun! (And aren't all decorators a bit nuts? LOL!)

Kris said...

You have taken flag waving to new heights! Hooray for the red, white and blue!

Sharing Shadymont said...

What a neat idea!!! I may just have to have one of these for July 4. I think my grand daughter would enjoy helping me with this.

Have a great weekend, and thanks so much for your visit.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a fun and creative idea. Very patriotic and perfect for the 4th! You cottage guy sure has an eye. The vintage can is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by, it's so nice to meet you. Have a great weekend.

Amy Burzese said...

It looks great. What patience you must have. I love your license plates against that white background!

chubskulit said...

You have a beautiful entry this week.

Happy Pink Saturday. Come and take a peek at my PINK when you get a chance. Enjoy Father's Day!

Austine Etcheverry said...

What a cute idea, I love Pinterest.

Gypsy Heart said...

I came back to check on the supplies and did not see my comments. :/ You know, Blogger could drive us all batty I think.

This is a wonderful wreath! I love that you can use it for all types of holidays...Memorial Day, Flag Day, etc.

Thanks so much for sharing!

xo
Pat

Jann Olson said...

Hi Laura, your wreath is so cute, and yes I think it required the patience of Job. I am drooling over your tin. I absolutely love it! The red enamel pitcher and bowl are so cute and I love the liscense plates. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

SweetPepperRose said...

I think it's awesome! this is one of those projects I'd just pop in a movie, get to crafting, and in 2 hours, be done before you know it :)
JoAnn

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