Here at Canvas Corp we are celebrating America’s birthday with a fun home décor piece sure to show off your USA pride. Crew member Alison Osborn is back again with a creative holiday idea for your 4th of July celebration.
The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Not only is it in the heart of summer but also it’s America’s birthday and who doesn’t love birthdays?! Today, I’m sharing my 4th of July wreath using bright canvas, denim and pinwheels.
Begin by wrapping ¾ of the straw wreath (available in craft stores), with red ticking fabric strips, 2 inches wide. I made the stripes run vertically for this wreath. Secure fabric with pins on back, every two to three wraps. Then wrap the remainder of the wreath with denim, again about 2 inch strips. Next, take a piece or two of the red canvas for a pop of color and wrap between the two fabrics.
For some addition texture take piping or ribbon and wrap once on each end of the denim, secure with pins. You can do the same with red twine. Pin one end to the back of the wreath and wrap around the length you desire, then pin the other end.
For the pinwheels you can make them various sizes. The larger ones are 4×4 inches. Create these by taking either canvas, fabric or felts at that size and hot glue them together. Trim any extra fabric for a clean edge. Next, starting from the corners, cut about 3 inches inward towards the center of the square. Then hot glue every other point to the center. The graphic below shows cut marker and point corners. Finally, pin to the wreath. The smaller pinwheels are 3×3 inches. For these, do the same as above but with only felt.
- Navy & Kraft Stars Reverse
- Red & White Mini Dot Reverse
- 4 – 12×12 Fabric Sheet – Denim
- 2 – 12×12 Canvas Sheet – Red
- Ticking Fabric – 30″ x 36″ Red
- Cord – Hemp Rope Hank – Red – 45′
- Denim Pennants
- Mini Clothespins- Navy (25 pieces)
Other Materials: Straw wreath, pins, Bakers twine, various fabrics and felts, blue piping, chipboard letters and white paint.
Wishing you a fun and safe 4th of July!
To see more of Alison’s work follow her on Instagram. You can also sign up to receive our blog newsletter once a week with more great ideas – Canvas Corp Brands Blog Newsletter or check out our Facebook group, Canvas Corp Brands Collective.