May 26, 2017

Canada Day Door Wreath



Canada Day Door Wreath

Canada Day Wreath

This wreath is a fairly easy project.  I already had most of the supplies I needed, except for the ribbon, which I purchased at Michaels.

The wreath is easily adaptable to a U.S. theme.


Materials List

Canada Day Wreath

- A wicker or grapevine 10" wreath

- 3 toilet paper tubes (for firecrackers)

- Wrapping paper in a colour of your choice.  I used gold-coloured, but white, kraft paper, scrapbook paper, or a patriotic-themed paper would work just as well.

- Ribbon in appropriate colours to decorate the firecrackers.

- Several sprays of wired white buds.

- Red burlap ribbon for bow

- Red jute twine for fuses on firecrackers and for a loop to hang the wreath.

- Flags, I used three 8" x 6" with 10" sticks

- Glue gun and craft glue, flat paint brush

Optional - Watered down brown acrylic craft paint to age the flags and ribbons.



Canada Day Wreath



Method

*If you are going to age your flags and ribbons do that first so they will dry by the time you want to use them.
Use an amount of brown paint on a tray or foil plate and add water until the consistency is very watery.
With the paint brush paint the ribbons and flags until they have the aged look that is pleasing to you.
Let them dry.  The drying time is not too long.



Canada Day Wreath


*Start work on the tubes
Cover the tops of each tube with wrapping paper.  Cut circles of paper larger than the top and tape it down on the sides of the tubes.  
Then wrap the wrapping paper around the tubes and glue it where the paper meets at the back of the tube.
Leave one tube long, but cut a little off of each tube at the bottom so that they are progressively shorter.  Your tubes will each be different lengths.
Poke a small hole in the tops of the tubes and push a length of jute twine into the hole (approx 1 1/2" to 2" lengths).  The twine is the fuse.  Add glue so the twine does not fall out.
Wrap the tubes with ribbons.



Canada Day Wreath

*Assemble the wreath
With the glue gun place a few dots of glue on the inside bottom of each tube and pinch together.  This makes it easier to attach them to the wreath.
Starting with the longest tube tuck it into the wreath and add hot glue to hold it in place.  Add the next longest and so on until all three are attached to the wreath.  
I bent the smallest tube forward and added an extra bit of glue to hold it.

*Place the bud sprays on the wreath around the firecrackers and glue.


Canada Day Wreath



*Add a bow and place the flags, tucking them into the wicker and glueing.




Canada Day Wreath


HAPPY CANADA 150


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19 comments:

Clearissa Coward said...

Your wreath is gorgeous. Looks like sparkles are shooting from it. I love it.

Jeanie said...

This is so pretty! The firecrackers really look like firecrackers with their shooting sparks! I love your pretty flag and ever detail! Happy weekend!

Barbara said...

Thank you, Clearissa. Enjoy Memorial Day weekend.

Barbara said...

Thanks, Jeanie. I hope you enjoy Memorial Day.

retirementreflections said...

What a wonderful wreath, Barbara. Bring on July 1!
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Barbara said...

July is only a month away! Wow!! Time flies. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comments. Have a great weekend.

aginglikeafinewine.com said...

Very pretty and creative wreath! And as you said, it would be beautiful for the U.S. as well. What is Canada Day; is it similar to our 4th ofJuly?

Sue Loncaric said...

How lovely and so patriotic. It is great to have you link up with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty and hope to see you next time. I've shared on social media.

Clearissa Coward said...

I had commented on this before but Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty! I have shared on social media.

Barbara said...

Canada Day is a celebration of Canada and commemorates Confederation. It is a national holiday. This July 1st we will celebrate our 150th Birthday.

Have a great weekend.

Barbara said...

Thank you, Sue. Have a wonderful weekend.

Barbara said...

It is always good to hear from you, Clarissa. Have a great weekend.

Barbara said...

Sorry, Clearissa. My spell check always tries to change my words.

Lori G. Hill said...

That's awesome! I love wreaths!! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

Barbara said...

Thank you, Lori.

Grammy Dee said...

Looks very nice! Thanks Barbara for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

Barbara said...

Thank you so much. Blogging Grandmothers Link Party is great!

Susanne said...

Love the firecrackers, how crafty! I can see this as a 4th of July wreath :) Pinning

Barbara said...

Thank you so much. I have quite a few readers in the U.S., so I try to make things that are easily adaptable.