With only a few days left to prep for the 4th, it’s time to get patriotic! This festive wreath was originally crafted for my daughter’s Madeline themed 1st birthday but I am happily recycling it in honor of the upcoming holiday! All the supplies needed can be found at your local craft and/or party store (I went to Michael’s) and if you have the time and patience (it took me a good 5-6 hours), I promise it’s quite simple.
First, you will need to collect the following items:
- straw wreath, left in plastic wrap
- greening pins
- a whole lot of balloons (I used close to 400 for a larger, fuller wreath)
- ribbon to cover the straw (optional)
- pipe cleaners (optional)
- rubber mallet (to save your poor thumbs from going numb)
Okay, time to get to work! If you choose to wrap the wreath with ribbon, go ahead and do this first by securing it to the wreath with greening pins. I attached two to three balloons per greening pin by simply grouping the balloons together in an arrangement to my liking and (waaaaait for it), pinning them to the wreath.
Repeat this step one thousand times over until the wreath is totally covered and VOILA!!! Easy peasy. To add your “curling ribbon”, wind pipe cleaners around a pencil to achieve the perfect curl. Attach each pipe cleaner to a greening pin and fill in any empty spaces of your masterpiece.
The finished product is so darn cheerful you can’t help but smile!
Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July weekend filled with love, laughter and a whole lot of red, white and blue! ❤