There are two things I do every Fourth of July: Make a decoration for the front door and create a holiday craft for family and friends. On July 3, I realized I had not thought about either! I was too busy racing to get things ready for our large family and for my daughter and her 4 college friends who were about to arrive.
Under pressure to continue our tradition,
this quick and easy-to-make wreath came to mind.
Along with readily available bandannas, you'll also need a 14" Styrofoam wreath. With a bit of experimenting, it took just under one hour to create.
To make this you will need:
• One plain 14" Styrofoam wreath
• Four bandannas of each color: red, blue and white. If you're unable to find white bandannas,
you can use white napkins.
How to make it:
1. Rip each bandanna into approximately 3" widths.
2. Tie each strip around the wreath, knotting on the side and pushing strips close together.
Our 'Must Do' family tradition, making wearable crafts for the Chatham 4th of July Parade, started when the kids were young! And so, I headed to Job Lot and bought handfuls of over-sized sunglasses. It was the prefect way to start the weekend, crafting with Hailey and girlfriends!
Gather what ever you can find in red, white and blue: glitter, jewels, toothpick flags, pipe cleaners, stickers and let each guest go to town!