Happy 4th of July! Plus a Pennant Rope Wreath


I hope you’re enjoying the day with your family and friends!

I wanted to share my patriotic wreath with you dolls today, just for fun…

Fourth of July Door

Here’s my front door – one patriotic rope wreath, two flags from Wal-Mart and a cute doggie later. 😉

To make the rope wreath I used one of the hubs’ old discarded ropes. I’ve talked about them before here.
Then I used some old denim jeans and some red/white bandanna paisley fabric to make the pennants.

denim and bandanna fabric

You can see my “pattern” in the above photo. I just cut a triangle out of cardboard then cut around it through the fabric.
I placed two pieces of denim for one pennant then two pieces of the paisley front to back to make each of the alternating pennants. Then I sewed up the sides leaving the top quarter inch on each side un-sewn.

sewing denim pennants

I used some red cord and sewed the top of each pennant closed with the cord towards the inside. See the photo above.
I sewed a hanger from the paisley fabric, wrapped it around the rope and sewed it closed by hand.

That’s it! Super easy and fairly quick!

Denim and paisley pennant rope wreath

Please ignore the scratches on the door… They’re from my barbed wire wreath…
Guess the door needs .

Enjoy the rest of your Fourth celebrations friends!

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Vinyl Mailbox Numbers

Seems like whenever a new year rolls around everyone jumps right into organizing, cleaning, resolutions, goals and the lot. Well… I’ve jumped on the bandwagon. 
I finally tackled one of those pesky little things that keeps getting moved down my to do list, you know the kind that they really ought to be done, but there’s always something else that needs done first… 

Adding numbers to our mailbox!

We’ve lived in our new home since May, but I barely got around to fixing up the mailbox in early December. 
Maybe it was the UPS man saying, “There’s no numbers on your mailbox, wasn’t sure where to go.” 
We can’t have THAT now can we!!! I don’t know about you guys, but hearing UPS pull into the drive ALWAYS makes me happy! 😉
It was the New Years push that did it too… 
Felt like I needed to mark something off that list BEFORE 2012. So I did! 

I purchased some of the Premium Outdoor Vinyl from Silhouette America over their Thanksgiving sale. Then cut our house number and last name into the vinyl and used transfer paper to get it cleanly onto the mailbox. 

Yeah… we live on a dirt road. Awesome, right?! Ugh… 
For the most part I don’t mind I guess, except EVERYTHING is ALWAYS dusty!!!

Both sides are the same. Nice bright white house numbers! 
It’s been over a month and seems to be holding up nicely.
And now the UPS man can easily find my home!!!
Whew… I was worried there for a minute. 😉

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