I am so thankful to live in the United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. Thank you, LORD, for the freedoms that we have, not least to worship You.
Yesterday, I got together with a friend of mine and we made red-white-and-blue scrap fabric wreaths for patriotic decorations. It was a project inspired by a pin I’d saved to my “Projects with Friends” board (a collection of projects that I think would be fun to do with other people — things not too complicated, so you could still socialize and maybe even eat snacks while working on them ;-)). The original post is at the Basic Grey blog, where the creative team designer made a heart-shaped wreath for Valentine’s day. In typical form, I had to make it more complicated for myself, so I decided to make a star-shaped wreath!
Here it is!
I have to say, I’m glad it turned out looking like a star! In the middle of adding strips, it kinda looked weird…
But I kept plugging away…and it turned out okay!
I used way more fabric than I thought I would (which is a good thing, because I am a pathological hoarder of scraps, and this was an excellent way to use some up!!), and I basically tied the strips onto the re-bent wire hanger “frame” until I literally couldn’t find any more space to fit more. My friend was much quicker with hers, and she finished up in about 3 hours. I had to keep working in mine last night (poor me, I had an excuse to watch TV, haha) for a couple more hours to finish it up. But it really was a quick project… plus, since I had enough random red, white, and blue scraps on hand, plus an old wire hanger, the project was completely free!