Show your red, white, and blue spirit with a patriotic wreath on your front door! Patriotic wreaths are a tribute to those
who have served our country and a celebration of what America is. Wreaths are a wonderful way to show your appreciation and proudly display them on your front door during Memorial Day weekend or during July in celebration of Independence Day.
1. Begin by adding finishing accents to three rusted metal stars. I liked adding the finishing accents because they really grab the sunlight and make the wreath sparkle.
2. Next unwind the red berries and rusted tin stars. They are very easy to unwind into individual floral picks. Add some finishing accents to the rusted stars on the floral picks, as well.
3. Cut a 24” piece of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half. Place the Bowdabra Bow Wire into the center of the Mini Bowdabra and place the ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire under the Mini Bowdabra so that it doesn’t come loose. Now, lay one or two floral picks into the center of the Mini Bowdabra.
4. Add several sprays of satin ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra. I used red, white, and blue satin ribbon with dovetailed edges.
5. Using the Mini Bowdabra Wand scrunch the bow down. Next, take Bowdabra Bow Wire and thread the two ends through the center loop that was formed when you folded the wire in half. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly. Remove the bow from the Mini Bowdabra, pull the Bowdabra Wire around to the back twist it, and then knot it in place. Fluff and form the loops of the bow by pulling and twisting them into place. Bring the wire back to the front and attach the embellished rustic metal star.
6. Attach your first bow onto Darice’s Grapevine Wreath. Using a pencil twirl the extra wire.
7. Make two more bows using the Mini Bowdabra tool and attach them to the wreath. Your wreath is ready to hung on your front door.
This craft was originally posted on Crafts Unleashed by Sarah Forhan. Sarah Forhan, wanted to share it with you because she thought our Bowdabra Blog readers would find it very useful. And, we think she is right! You can use either your Mini Bowdabra or Bowdabra when making this wreath.