Cheri Peoples


Patriotic Wreath

by CHERI on June 12, 2012

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I saw this project over on Pinterest and wanted to knock it off. The original pin came from Oodle Kadoodle Primitive but they did not offer the original source and there was no tutorial so I decided to wing it.

I guessed on how many flags I would need. I called around to several locations pricing them to see how many came in the package and the price. Some were in packages of 50 others in packages of 100. I figured I needed about 1500 or so. I them looked on Amazon and Ebay. The best prices I found was on ebay. The person was selling 10 packages and each package had 144 for a total of 1,440 flags. I decided to order TWO SETS so I would have 2,880–just in case. I am glad I ordered two bags because I LOVE how full the wreath is.

*** Oriental Trading has great pricing on the flag picks. They are currently our of stock and these flags are a little bigger than the ones I used. Mine were 3/4″ x 1″.

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You will need
2 eager helpers to hand you the flags. If you don’t have 2 eager helpers the project may go faster.
I grabbed my Styrofoam wreath form.
I spray painted it RED
Once dry I visually divided my form into 10 sections. I wanted to make sure to work in sections so I would have the entire wreath balanced. I filled each section with an entire bag of flags then moved on to the next section. I ended up using 13 bags of flags.

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1 Karen June 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

What a great project…and so beautifully patriotic!! I’m thinking that “Oriental Traders” may also be a good place to check for pricing. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and your lovely finished wreath!

2 Anne June 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

Absolutely adorable!!! Love the hint about dividing the wreath into sections.

3 Vivienne @ The V Spot June 12, 2012 at 11:55 am

Adorable! And I LOVE your new blog design and layout.
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4 CHERI June 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Thanks Vivienne.

5 CHERI June 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Thanks so much Anne.

6 CHERI June 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Karen that is a great idea. Oriental Traders would have been a better deal than what I found on ebay. Here is the link to the OT flags. http://www.orientaltrading.com/usa-flag-picks-a2-9_10-12-1.fltr?Ntt=flag+picks

7 pam elkin June 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Thank you for this wonderful information. I really want to make this!

I love following you on pinterst. You have wonderful taste.

Your helpers are precious. You have such beautiful hair!!

Thanks again for great directions!
Pam

8 CHERI June 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Pam, you are so sweet.

We have friends in Kansas City with the last name of Elkins–any relatives in that area?

Cheri

9 Angela Russ June 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

Thanks for the great step by step… I too saw this on pintrest and was wondering how to tackle it! I plan on gettting started this weekend!
Love your site, thanks again!

10 katie June 13, 2012 at 10:03 am

What an adorable idea!!!
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11 JoAnn June 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Sa-weet wreath! God Bless the USA, and those cute little helpers you have there! I don’t decorate for the 4th but love this idea.

12 Dacia June 18, 2012 at 11:57 am

love this idea!! so cute.
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13 JoAnn June 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

OK, so after see all the terrific 4th decorations, I broke down and did some 😉 Y’all be safe and have a happy 4th!
JoAnn
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14 Sharon June 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Hi Cheri, I just featured your cute wreath on Crafts ‘n Coffee and linked over to the tutorial. Thanks so much for creating with STYROFOAM Brand Foam! Sharon

15 CHERI June 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Thanks Sharon.

16 Erin @ DIY On the Cheap July 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

Very cute! Love this.

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