Captain America Wreath
My daughter wanted an Avenger's themed birthday party and her favorite Avenger is Captain America. She asked her guests to come dressed as their favorite Avenger so that meant I had to come up with something for her to wear too, which ended up being a Captain America Tutu. After the tutu was created I was left with quite a bit of tulle and the inspiration struck me to create a Captain America wreath for her bedroom! Below are the steps in that process. It was very inexpensive and turned out really cute! I used the online coupons from Hobby Lobby for the tulle & the patch. The hula hoop came for the dollar store and I had the other supplies already on hand.
This is a picture she took of herself wearing the Captain America Tutu that I made. Not only is it great for parties but we participate in a lot of 5k's and other events where she can wear this again and again.
Start by using small rolls of tulle and cutting the tulle into approximately 10" strips. Here the red, white & blue tulle are all cut and ready to go onto the next step.
I was able to find a small child sized hula hoop at one of our local Dollar stores ~ it works perfectly for this!
Next is just to start tying the tulle onto the hula hoop. All you need to do here is fold the 10" section of tulle in half with the "u" shaped end behind the hula hoop, on the inside of the hoop. Next you take the two free ends of the tulle and bring them over the top of the hula hoop, pull them through the "u" and back up behind the hula hoop. This will fasten them onto the hoop and both free ends will be extending away from the hoop.
From here you just keep repeating that same process until all of the hula hoop is covered!
Here is a picture of the hula hoop completely covered in tulle.
I found this awesome Captain America patch @ Hobby Lobby ~ it works perfectly for this project! I used my crop-o-dile to pierce the fabric of the patch and insert red grommets. I then used clear nylon that I had on hand for beading/jewelry projects to run through the grommets and over the hoop, tying the nylon in a knot. This holds the patch in place suspended in the middle of the hoop. The knotted nylon ends literally disappear within all the fluff of the tulle.
Viola ~ the finished Captain America wreath for her room. Super fluffy and fun.