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Topic: Wreath to honor our troops using Dollar Tree stuff  (Read 1266 times)
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« on: November 28, 2010 05:02:45 PM »

Hi, all.  Yeah, my cell phone camera sucketh, hence the half blurry pic - wreath looks much better in person. 

Made this today in honor of my family in the military - my little cousin (well, he's not so little anymore) will be sent to Afghanistan soon as a medic, have other family members stationed overseas in various places.  I wanted a unique wreath to make this year - I get so tired of all the boring ones at the store.  A quick trip to Dollar Tree (don't you just love that place?) had everything I needed.  They had "evergreen" garland - about several feet of it in one package.  Just wrapped that around a wire coat hanger I bent into a circle and secured with hot glue.  They had a pair of little girls' footless camo tights that I cut into strips, wrapped around the evergreen.  I bought three packs of army guys that came with tanks, flags, etc. - they were nice and bright green and thankfully making a bit of contrast against the dark green.  Just went balls to the wall with my hot glue gun, gluing those little suckers on (burnt my finger, ow!).  Then I just wrapped a bit of red tinsel near the hanging hook for some more red.  It was a lot of fun and it worked up fast - instant gratification crafting is my M.O. And I paid $5 or less for the whole deal. Sweet...

Happy Holidays, everyone!

« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010 05:13:14 PM »

This is too cute... but in a hooah Army strong kinda way Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010 08:13:10 PM »

What a lovely and creative idea!  Such a nice way to celebrate the holiday and those you love!

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