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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK/Akron
« on: November 15, 2013 01:05:10 PM »

Hi!

Here's a tutorial for a simple American Flag wreath from cardboard and tissue paper. We made this one for Veterans Day, but it would be great for any patriotic holiday. This project is so cheap and simple! Everyone has a cardboard box laying around the house, and I got the tissue paper from the dollar store!

Materials:
Cardboard Box
Tissue Paper (red, white, and blue)
Glue (any type is fine)
Scissors
 
First take a box and cute out a large circle with a small hole in the middle. The size is completely up to how large you want the wreath to be. This one has around a 16 inch diameter.





Next cut out small pieces of tissue paper anywhere from 1inch x 1inch to 2inches x 2inches. They don't have to be perfect.



Now draw out the lines of the flag and circles for where you would like the strips to be.
You can use any type of glue. I just smeared liquid Elmer's glue on the cardboard surface that I wanted to cover with tissue paper.
Once the cardboard has been covered with glue, use a pen to glue the middle of the tissue paper to the cardboard in the design you drew.



When you're done, you will have a vibrant wreath that will stand out on any door! This would be easy to do with different colors for seasons and events. It would be cute in different pinks and blues for a baby shower.




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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013 01:39:20 PM »

I absoulutely love this. I have made these with 4 and 5 year olds. That is how simple the technique is, but makes a great presentation.

We have Two men in a truck here, too!  Grin Is it like the pizza guys???

I love your idea for the baby shower...or maybe a wedding? Or any other holiday that needs some decoration? Just change up the colors, and pattern. It could work grand for most everything.

~T

Whoops...smoosh the paper around the pen or dowel end, and just glue the bottom blossom part of it. Let the blossom tips stick out. And smoosh the next piece next to it. That is why your paper does not have to be perfect. And your blossoms don't have to be exact. Honestly..this is such a simple project with wonderful impact in the finished product. Think tiny...ornaments for the tree, in greens and little "red berries" thrown in, as package toppers? Which would later be a ornament for the tree??? Like about 3.5 inches of a wreath? These are fun, and don't take up much time to craft.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2013 05:40:12 PM by stillatthetop » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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Taramor
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013 12:53:52 PM »

Great result!
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