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Flag Day Nautical Wreath

On a lazy Sunday afternoon - which also happened to be Flag Day, I decided to replace my summer patriotic wreath using items I already had. Here's what I did with some rope I sweet talked from my hubs, an embroidery hoop I picked up at a thrift store for $1 and a few odds and ends I already had in my craft drawers.
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $3 Difficulty: Easy
Approximately 4 ft of rope
Roll of dollar store twine/string
Used embroidery hoop (picked this one up at a thrift store for $1)
Approximately 4 ft of leftover white burlap ribbon
Approximately 1 ft of leftover red burlap ribbon
Red and blue craft paint
Painters tape and star stickers
Using the embroidery hoop as a form, I began wrapping the rope around the hoop, tying off each course with the string.
I then cut my 4 ft of leftover white burlap ribbon in half and laid out tape on one for the stripes and star stickers on the other. Then I painted over the tape and stars and let the paint dry completely.
Once dry, this is what the ribbon looked like.
Using a short piece of leftover red burlap, I glued strips over the areas of the rope that had been tied together. I then created a bow using the blue/stars for the top and the striped ribbon as tails. I added a few trinkets I had in my craft boxes.
I'm super happy with my Flag Day wreath and look forward to leaving it up through the 4th of July and beyond!

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