The 4th of July is coming really soon and I am soooo excited!
It's one of my favorite holidays!
It may sound silly, but I get teary eyed each year just watching the 4th of July parade!
I feel so proud to be an American!
I love our country, our freedoms, and the courage and intellect that our forefathers had.
Unfortunately, I don't have very many decorations for the 4th of July.
So this year I wanted to make something that would be inexpensive, but also something that I could reuse year after year.
So I decided to make some garland for my fireplace.
(Really you could drape garland anywhere you like.)
1 sheet ea. of red, white, & blue felt
(all together the felt cost me $1.00 at Michael's)
hot glue gun/hot glue
First step: Cut circles out of the felt. I cut mine free handed and made all my red circles large, all my white circles medium, and all my blue circles small.
Next: I wanted my circles to have some depth. So I folded my felt circle in half and made 2-3 stitches about 1/5 of an inch up from the bottom of my fold.
Then I folded my felt circle in half the other way and sewed another 2-3 stitches.
This is what my felt circle looked like on the bottom after all my stitching was done.
...and this is what they look like from the top.