Thursday, July 7, 2011

From Patriotic Wreath to Summer Wreath

Remember my Patriotic Wreath from last week?
Well I pulled a Superman* and now have a Summer Wreath!
(*You minute you're Clark Kent then next you're Superman!)

I discovered a new way to make a medallion! By accident as I was trying to make a ruffle! Tip: if you want a ruffle with the thread running down the center I find it best to use the sewing machine and not by hand! This is probably a "Duh!" ☺
Needle & thread
Hot glue gun
Felt and pins

I used fabrics and ribbon I had already.  The yellow fabric was given to me and honestly I did think "what am I going to do with yellow-gold fabric?" Well I think it goes great with good ole' pink! 

I cut a strip about 3 1/2 inches wide by 22 inches long and down the center made a long stitch....

....then I pulled it to ruffle it but it was not what I wanted! So I just pulled it all the way tight and looky there!  Looks like a medallion!

To secure it, I ran the needle back threw....did this a couple of times.

Then I tied ribbon around the middle and knotted in the back.  Used my really big thumb! (It's not really but wow!)

I then fanned it out and hot glued together....

....made 2 pink and 2 yellow of the same size.  Then went a little bigger and made 2 more pinks. And lastly made a bigger yellow...7 altogether.  Hot glued felt and pin to the back of each and.........

.......just like that! A Summer Wreath!
I'm liking this no cost wreath!

If you're wondering about me needing to make a ruffle, I am working on replacing the Patriotic Flag I made for a guest post at Craftionary !!  I'm so stinkin' excited!! 
Happy Thursday!

See my Link Parties page for where I'm linking to!


LaKeta said...

This is precious! I love the square form...loved the patriotic version but digging the pink and yellow-gold!!! Super cute!!!


Kristin said...

Love how it is so versatile! Stopping by from {hungry hypo}


Camille said...

This is seriously so cute! I love that it is a square! And your colors are darling- I love pink and yellow together! I am your newest follower and I would love to have you come over and link this up to our Link Party going on this weekend- and every link counts as an entry in our giveaway!
Camille @

Hi, I'm Aleisha! said...

Newest follower! Hooray! Found you via Six Sisters Stuff link party! Oh my goodness, oh my goodness...I LOVE your blog! I looked through some of your posts and am so excited to get crafting. LOVE that your wreath is square. I MUST make one. Stop by

Carissa B said...

I love this wreath idea. I've pinned this to remember it for next summer.

I found you through the Homemaker on a Dime blog hop and am your newest follower. Come check me out, too, if you're interested @ Carissa's Creativity Space

Ashley said...

this is so cute, i love the colors!!! looks great. thanks for linkin with "Tell me Tuesday"

~Iffy~ @ StayAtHomeNation said...

I'm loving these cute flowers! Good work! This is super cute! I would LOVE for you to link this up to My Favorite Things party! It's going on all week,
& be sure to check out my giveaway too! Stopping by from the Homemaker on a Dime party.

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

Lovely and so fun!! The colors are perfect!!

We host a linky party “Strut Your Stuff” every Sunday. This would be a perfect link up! Please feel free to add it :) We appreciate it! Thanks for sharing!


Six Sisters said...

Hi! We love this wreath! We just wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up to our first link party! We are so grateful for your support! We would love to have you stop by tomorrow and link up again at Strut Your Stuff Saturday!
-The Six Sisters