Flip Flop Frenzy – Part 3

Well, I made another flip flop wreath yesterday.  Since I had already made one of these wreaths (see Flip Flop Frenzy for directions – click here), it didn’t take me near as long.  I used children’s size flip flops this time, so it made a smaller wreath.  I thought I would like it better, however, when I finished and placed them side-by-side, I decided I liked the adult size one better.

Here is the new wreath. Because the flip flops are smaller, they don’t quite cover up the straw wreath. It doesn’t show much and is a little hard to see because the color of the straw is neutral. This wreath came wrapped in clear plastic wrap (like Saran Wrap), so I just left that on it instead of wrapping it with the dark green floral ribbon. The plastic wrap worked as good, if not better.

Here is the new wreath.  Because the flip flops are smaller, they don't quite cover up the straw wreath.  It doesn't show much and is a little hard to see because the color of the straw is neutral.  This wreath came wrapped in clear plastic wrap (like Saran Wrap), so I just left that on it instead of wrapping it with the dark green floral ribbon.  They plastic wrap  worked as good, if not better.

Here are the two wreaths side by side. I think the flips flops on the smaller one are decorated prettier because of my experimenting with the flip flops on the first one.

Here are the two wreaths side by side.  I think the flips flops on the smaller one are decorated prettier because of my experimenting with the flip flops on the first one.

All in all, they both look pretty cute on the front door!

Second one I made with smaller flip flops.

First one I made with larger flip flops.

Second one I made with smaller flip flops.

Second one I made with smaller flip flops.

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July 4th Wreath: Red, White & Blue

As the month of June was speeding by, I began to wonder if I was going to have the time or the energy to make my patriotic wreath before July 4th.  I bought all the materials over a month ago when I made my second flip flop wreath (click here to see that post; for the first flip flop wreath, click here).  Somehow I did manage to finish my wreath a few days before the Fourth of July; I just didn’t get around to blogging about it until now.  Even though it’s too late for you to make one for this year, there will always be next year.  If you buy your supplies now, they will be on SALE!  Sale?  Did someone say, “Sale!”?  I’m ready. Let’s go!

Here are the materials you need to begin making your wreath (along with watching several YouTube videos on how to work with deco mesh).

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First I added my chenille stems (I call them pipe cleaners –  see flip flop post!).

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Next you start attaching the deco mesh.

Silly me!  I forgot to work from the inside circle to the outside circle.  Oh, well...I made it work.

Silly me! I forgot to work from the inside of the circle to the outside. Oh, well…I made it work.

I was able to go around my wire wreath base three times instead of just twice.  I like the more substantial look doing it this way created than the look of my flip flop wreath.

Next I added the blue and red accent colors.

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I bought some shiny red, white, and blue star garland which I added next.

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What is a patriotic Fourth of July wreath without flags?  I added two flags and a couple of silver beaded, bling-y floral spray thing-ys.   I use such technical terminology, don’t I?

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Here is the wreath on my front door.

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As I was driving by the front of my house on the way to the store, I noticed that you couldn’t really see the flags from the road.  I took it down and added two more flags at the top.

The addition of two more flags at the top make all the flags more noticeable.

The addition of two more flags at the top make all the flags more noticeable.

Now you can easily see there are flags on the wreath from the road.

Ahhh!  Much better...don't you think?

Ahhh! Much better…don’t you think?

I hope you had a delightful Fourth of July!

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