Canada Day is fast approaching and this year is a big one! Canada will be 150 years old. We are so proud to be Canadian and we love to really make a big deal of Canada Day with our kids. We hope they grow up proud of our beautiful country and appreciate and respect all of the freedoms and privileges that comes along with living in one of the best countries in the world. Canadians have so much to be thankful for.
Every year I add a few more items to my Canada Day stash and this year I wanted to add a wreath that we can use over and over on the front door. I decided on a red and white tulle wreath and I am so pleased with how it turned out.
You will need:
Craft Foam Wreath
Red and White Tulle
2 pieces of red felt
Red Ribbon or Twine
Print of a Maple Leaf
I created a similar wreath for Easter which you can read all about HERE. I used the same approach to cutting and tying the tulle.
Measure your lengths of tulle to your desired size. My foam wreath was green which I didn’t want to show through so I cut about 10″ long lengths. This wreath used all of the tulle on each roll.
Before starting to tie the tulle to the wreath form, make 4 marks with a Sharpie on the foam to outline where you will have white tulle (centre) and where you will have red (outsides) like a Canada flag.
To cover the green foam, I wrapped the tulle around 2 times before tying it off on the outside edge with a double knot. This thickened up the layers of tulle on the wreath form without having to cram extra knots along the outside.
When you are finished you should have a wreath that looks something like this.
The next step is to create the maple leaf of your Canada flag wreath. I used a print of a maple leaf to trace the shape on to 2 pieces of stacked red felt.
Carefully cut our the stacked felt so you have 2 leaves.
Thread some red ribbon through the top of the wreath, sandwich the ribbon between the 2 maple leaves and glue the leaves together so the ribbon is secured. The cut a small piece of twine and thread through the tulle to create a loop for hanging.
Finally I trimmed the tulle all around the wreath to make everything even. Then it was ready to hang! I am very happy how it turned out and we are getting really excited around these parts to celebrate Canada 150!
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