Monday, June 27, 2011

4TH Of July Wreath

My friend Melissa sent this to me. Make this insanely simple wreath and look like a star this 4TH Of July. Hang it on your front door to welcome your friends and family.

You will need:

11 yards 1" wide red-white-and- blue ribbon
20" grapevine wreath
Three 4" x 6" American flags
Floral wire


Weave 2 1/2 yards of ribbon through the grapevine wreath. Glue the ends of the ribbons together; this is the bottom of the wreath.

Arrange three flags at the bottom of the wreath in a fan shape so they slightly overlap; glue the flags in place. Use a small amount of glue to secure the edges of the flags where they overlap.

Cut two 36" lengths of ribbon and fashion a small multi-loop bow from each piece; tie with floral wire. Glue a bow to each side of the wreath.

Use the remaining ribbon to make one large multi-loop bow. Glue bow to the bottom of the wreath to cover glued sections of ribbon and flags.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

3 Bean Salad

1 can each (drained) kidney, wax, and green beans
1/3 c. each oil, sugar, and vinegar
dash each salt and celery seed

Combine all ingredients. Cover and chill all day.