Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July Tinsel Wreath (Last Minute Decorations)

It's not too late to show your patriotic spirit! I like to leave my 4th of July Decorations up well into the month of July. I just feel more festive that way. I put a few fun decorations outside over the weekend, but my favorite is my old Independence Day Tinsel Wreath.

This is, hands down, the easiest wreath to make. I don't have step-by-step photos, but if you have a wreath form, you just tack one end of your tinsel garland down with a flat thumbtack or pin and wind it around and around the form until the whole thing is covered! If you have a metal front door like I do, then you can follow my tutorial for how to hang a wreath on a metal door. Easy peasy:

As for the rest of the yard...I didn't have a lot to spend. We still have mulching to do, and one of the azaleas in my front flower bed died (boo!), so there's a blank spot where it should be. But I like the little pops of color that I added with some flags and some pretty flowers. I had to remove the vinyl "welcome" on the door because it was peeling badly, and someday (!) I will have black shutters rather than green. A girl can dream, right?

Pretty flowers and flags!

And that's pretty much it so far. Like I said, we need to mulch, and I have some solar lights I want to put up, but this is it for now. It's not too late to put some cute stuff out for the holiday!

Do you decorate for the 4th of July?

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10 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS!! SUCH a cute idea, I wanted to do something similar but just never got around to it :-( feel so busy these days! Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

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  2. So festive...great idea!!
    Hugs
    SUeAnn

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  3. Your wreath is so fun! I like to leave my stuff up the whole month too...except my cute windsocks are still in the attic because I've been too busy to put them up! I guess I should do that today since tomorrow is the 4th!

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  4. Happy 4th of July holiday!!
    I like the sparkle that wreath offers. Too cute!!

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  5. What a cute wreath! Really apt for the spirit of the 4th! Happy 4th to you and your family!

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  6. I've always wondered what the proper etiquette was for how long to leave up your 4th of July decorations. Glad I'm not the only one who leaves theirs up past the day! Lol...love your decor...i did similar things.

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  7. I don't usually! But this year I went ahead and made a wreath and stuck two little flags in my plant barrels out front, then called it good. :) I also made a super easy centerpiece to put on the table! Decorating even a little is always fun!

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  8. you know you could always just spray paint your shutters! :) I have seen a good many tutorials online...

    Didn't get to make my 4th of July wreath - oh well, will have to try to next year.

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  9. Love the wreath! I do the same thing with pin wheels. :)

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