here and here). I started by covering a 9" foam wreath form with strips of paper that were cut 1.5" wide by 12" long and then used my ATG adhesive to wrap them around it, starting with the outer ends and then squeezing them tight around the wreath. Afterwards you can simply cut the ends into cute little V's (or in my case I created my strips on my Silhouette software with the V's already cut out from each end). After I was done I cut out stars that were both 2.75" tall and 3.5" tall on my Silhouette and scored them towards the center, which allowed me to fold them and make them more dimensional. Wendy Sue shared a great tutorial on this a couple years ago (found here). With the explosion of patterns for my other paper strips, I tried to keep this layer more monochromatic using my favorite tone-on-tone Petite Prints. I was surprised at how quickly this came together and it is something I know my family will enjoy for many years to come!
Blue Jean Dot-Grid Petite Prints Stars & Stripes Star Jewels Red White & Blue Star Brads Firecracker Doodlepops Stars & Stripes Mini Pinwheel Craft Kit Stars & Stripes Tag Stickers Ladybug Arrow Sprinkles Ladybug Love Letters CS Stickers Doodle Twine- Red, White & Blue Assortment Red White & Blue Star Sprinkles