Hello Hello Hello!
You don’t think that sounds celebratory?
Well it’s a pretty big deal for me to change my door.
We almost never USE our front door so I don’t think much about it.
Besides that, I really LIKE my door.
I think it is perfect just the way it is.
I made this wreath several years ago and I really like it.
I have made other wreaths and door pretties, but I always come back to my favorite.
But the 4th of July deserves a special door. Don't you think?
I was inspired by a little decoration that I found at Wonderfully Made and put on my Pinterest board. I didn’t want to copy it exactly – in fact I haven’t even looked at it in months. I just went by my memory. As I write this I am a little afraid to look it up to add the link to source it. I’m afraid I won’t like mine as well as the inspiration….. anyway, I made this:
Love it? Make it! Here’s how.
Sissors, glue, Fray Check (if needed) book that you don’t mind messing up the cover of (you can still use the inside of the book for reading) blue fabric (I used denim), white fabric ( I used burlap, red and white fabric (I used upholstery tape with red stitching), twine or ribbon to hang it with.
Cut strips of upholstery webbing and glue to the top of your book.
Cut rectangle of denim, fray the edges, glue to upper left corner of the “flag”.
Cut star pattern from the back of your birthday card.
Draw star onto fabric approximately ¼ inch from edge of star.
Drop Fray Check just inside the lines so your star won’t fray apart when you cut it out.
Cut inside the lines.
Cut out stars and glue onto the blue square
Cut your twine to the length needed to hang on your door. String it between the center pages of the book and tie.
Hang it up!
You’re DONE. It took me 30 minutes, but I had to take a break to move the sprinkler and couldn’t get it set right.
So if you're driving down a street and see this flag you'll know where I live! Stop in and say hello!
Make something wonderful today!