Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Craftiness

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Craftiness

As Fourth of July approaches, it is time to get your house party-ready if you are having people over for a BBQ. That includes all of those draining tasks – from cleaning to mowing the grass! But you know what they say…crafting comes before housework in the dictionary for a reason! Here is an easy and adorable craft that will make your house more patriotic and fun this Fourth of July. All you need for this craft are bandannas (6 red, 6 white, and 6 blue), an 18-inch wire wreath form and wooden stars. When you are done, hang it on your front door for a festive welcome to your guests!

Below is step-by-step process from My Thrifty House:

  • Cut each bandanna in half so that you have 12 pieces of each color.
  • Fold one piece of bandana in half and slide it under the wire form with the loop end outside the wreath.
  • Fold tailpieces over wire form and pull through the looped end.
  • Pull tightly so that knot stays tied and keep tail ends even.
  • Alternate red and white and then do the full section of blue.
  • Add some wooden stars.

 

 

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