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July 4 Wreath Makeover

Sometimes a little makeover makes all the difference! It's like getting your roots done. Everything looks new again!

This July 4 wreath makeover was a cinch to do, and it looks fantastic with it's Patriotic decor!

Wow, this wreath got a mini makeover for July 4th and it's stunning! I saved storage space in my home by repurposing what I already had! To see how I made this wreath, visit diy beautify.

Why was this little mini makeover necessary? Well, I got to thinking this week that I had nothing Patriotic to hang on my door. 

For a DIY-er, that is almost a sin (gasp)
Sure I had the vintage-inspired patriotic collage hanging I'd made...but it's not weather-proof so it
has to stay inside.

I didn't really need another wreath to try to find storage space for...so I decided to give a quick little makeover to my shabby dropcloth wreath.

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All of the changes I made are easily removable because everything is simply attached with straight pins! I used the type that doesn't have a big ball on the end, I believe they're called dressmaker pins,

Wow, this wreath got a mini makeover for July 4th and it's stunning! I saved storage space in my home by repurposing what I already had! To see how I made this wreath, visit diy beautify.

The trick is to start with a great straw wreath base. Next you wrap it in strips of cloth, pinning as you go. The flat head of the dressmaker pins virtually disappears! I used torn strips of drop cloth to wrap my wreath base.

Because this wreath already had a great neutral base with some vintage-looking ruffled flowers, not much more was needed. I unpinned and removed the green trim as well as the drop cloth ruffle. I reworked and pinned the drop cloth ruffle closer to the flowers so they look more like leaves. Pins are your friend when making a wreath like this!

Wow, this wreath got a mini makeover for July 4th and it's stunning! I saved storage space in my home by repurposing what I already had! To see how I made this wreath, visit diy beautify.

Next, I grabbed some ribbon (gingham and polka dots are patriotic, right?), and tightly wrapped the ribbon around the wreath and pinned in place.

I made a gathered burlap flower using this simple method for creating a flower from a strip of pretty much anything and a threaded needle. Once you master this little flower (and it's not hard), you can stop paying so much money for cute fabric flowers and make your own!

I topped the burlap flower with a patriotic ribbon bow and a flower embellishment.

To finish it off, I stamped the number 4 onto a triangle of burlap with black acrylic paint and pinned it onto the bottom of my July 4 wreath with a silver star brad.

Wow, this wreath got a mini makeover for July 4th and it's stunning! I saved storage space in my home by repurposing what I already had! To see how I made this wreath, visit diy beautify.

The result is a cute, original wreath that pays homage to Independence Day....but will be easy to change out when I want a new look! 

Wow, this wreath got a mini makeover for July 4th and it's stunning! I saved storage space in my home by repurposing what I already had! To see how I made this wreath, visit diy beautify.

Wow, this wreath got a mini makeover for July 4th and it's stunning! I saved storage space in my home by repurposing what I already had! To see how I made this wreath, visit diy beautify.

It's a triple-win!

I'm happy, my door is happy...and my already stuffed storage space is happy!

I hope you have a safe and happy July 4th!


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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful wreath! I couldn't find your email address. Just wanted you to know that today you are featured at my weekly Welcome Wagon Friday post, where I introduce new bloggers to my readers. Welcome to our neighborhood!
    Brenda

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    1. Thanks so much Brenda!
      Happy 4th to you :)

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  2. Saw you featured at Cozy Little House! I love this patriotic wreath makeover. Very creative! I hope you're enjoying your day...

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    1. Thanks Gayle! Hope you're having a relaxing and fun 4th as well!!

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  3. You've been so creative to change your wreath for this holiday.. I'm one of Brenda's readers.. Don't have a blog of my own but sure do enjoy reading blogs like yours and others that talented women write..
    Have a marvelous 4th. Enjoy the summer. Have a safe one !
    Charlotte in Virginia

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    1. Thank you so much Charlotte, for your sweet comments {about my little wreath}...and taking the time to stop by and leave them! I hope you are having a wonderful 4th as well!

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  4. Great idea to change out the holiday! You always have the best crafts! Thanks for sharing on Worthwhile Wednesdays! I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    ~Allie http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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