It is that red, white and blue time of year! I think 4th of July is such a fun holiday and of course, as with any other holiday, this calls for a wreath! Also, like usual, I don’t really have anywhere at my house to put the wreath so I thought I would make this one and put it on my classroom door at the preschool. The door there is blue so it was kind of perfect anyways. My home door doesn’t face the street and 4th of July isn’t a holiday that I do at the house so I didn’t put it up there because no one would see it, at the school it can be fun and festive.
This was a super affordable wreath as well because I used mostly napkins that I had on hand at the house (the red and the blue) and picked up a pool noodle (you can get them at the dollar store even) and I saw some white napkins on clearance at my Vons. Once I gathered all that up, I started by making the wreath form out of the pool noodle. I just cut off about a foot and then tape the ends together with Duck tape. Normally you can just tape the seam and be done, but since I knew that i wanted to hot glue all over it, I went ahead and wrapped the whole thing. You can not really hot glue on a pool noodle easily because the glue melts the noodle. But by putting on the tape, I created a surface that was easy to hot glue. Do you like my ‘dill with it’ tape??
Then I prepped the napkins, all of mine were different sizes from cocktail napkins to dinner napkins so I cut them down to the size of the cocktail napkin. Then I cut all the folded edges so that I would have single ply pieces of napkin. It was easier than cutting each of them apart. I just stacked a bunch together and cut the edges off at once and peeled them apart.
Next all I had to do was glue them onto the wreath form. I did one row of red and then one row of white around 3/4 of the wreath.
I just pushed each square through my hands to scrunch it together (for some reason the first thing to come to mind is that it would be shaped like a birdie from bad mitten, I don’t know what is in my head people). I kept filling in and cutting napkins and filling in and cutting napkins. It was a process but as with any involved project, it was a great TV activity.
Once it was done all I had to do was cut out some stars and hot glue them to the blue part and it was done! I love the way it came out!