I’ve had this wreath idea for awhile but only got around to working on it this week. Ever since I made my St Patrick’s Day wreath and then changed it up for Easter, I have been looking for the next holiday to revamp the wreath!
The 4th of July was the perfect reason to mix it up and add some fireworks to the base wreath I created previously.
You can find the instructions for adding the burlap and gold ribbons to the grapevine wreath in this post. Since I was using the Easter wreath, I first popped off all the canvas eggs and then I was ready to use the base for a new holiday.
To create the fireworks, I used red and blue curling ribbon but didn’t have any white. I did, however, have some silver basket filler which was very similar to the curling ribbon. Since the silver ribbons where already a pre-cut length, I used those as the measurements to cut the red and blue ribbons.
I gathered together groups of ribbons…a few with 3 pieces (one of each-blue, red & silver), a few with 6, and a few with 9. I used one of the pieces of curling ribbon to tie the groups together. I then used the side of a pair of scissors to curl all the ribbon ends. The silver basket filler curled the same way as the curling ribbon! Great to know for future projects!
Once I had all my bundles of tied ribbons, I hot glued my fireworks onto the wreath base making sure they were shooting in all directions!
The wreath came out just how I had imagined…which doesn’t always happen! I love the silver sparkle in amongst the red and blue. It is a great contrast to the burlap!
I hope your 4th of July is full of real fireworks, family and friends!!
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