Isn’t this patriotic fabric adorable?
One of the many great things about the art licensing biz is the amazing friends you meet along the way. I made this square July 4th fabric wreath to showcase the new patriotic fabric designed by my friend Laura Kelly (America the Beautiful by General Fabrics exclusively for Jo-Ann Fabrics). Along with more than 20 other designers and hosted by Laura and Jen Goode at 100 Directions, the I Love the USA Blog Hop will be sharing DIY inspiration all week long! Plus, there are prizes to be won (details at bottom). Awesome, right?
- 12″ square wreath form I cut from a larger STYROFOAM sheet. (You could use a ready-made form as well)
- Laura Kelly Patriotic Fabric
- Denim and Canvas fabric, cut into strips
- red ribbon
- red embroidery floss
- blue and red acrylic paint (Plaid)
- white stamping ink (Clearsnap)
- Fabric enhancer (Phoomph)
- liquid glue (Fabri-Tac, by Beacon Adhesives)
- blue star button (Buttons Galore & More)
- small unfinished wood sign
- fabric scissors
- small paintbrushes
Cover square wreath form with “America the Beautiful” patriotic fabric, wrapping fabric around sides, trimming excess, and securing on reverse side with Fabri-Tac. Cut an X in fabric from center of square to inner corners of wreath form. Glue strip of denim fabric to cover inside thickness of wreath form, then fold and glue triangles of patriotic fabric around center thickness.
Roll 3 fabric flowers from strips of denim and one flower from strips of canvas. Glue to bottom right corner of wreath form as shown. Glue ribbon bow with star button center to canvas flower. Paint wooden sign blue, add words with Crafter’s Ink. Draw heart with red paint. Hang sign from button center.
Cut strip of “America the Beautiful” text from patriotic fabric. Glue to denim strip and trim edges to create banner. Wrap ends with embroidery floss and secure on reverse with Fabri-Tac. Glue to top left inside corner of wreath. Attach additional length of red ribbon to reverse of wreath to hang.
Enter to win one of these amazing prize packages from blog hop partner companies. a Rafflecopter giveaway
More Patriotic Projects: Find more patriotic DIY projects throughout the week using the links below, or click on the blog hop graphic for a full list of participants.
Until next time…