I don't really consider myself crafty. I love to sew, I love to paint, but my house is rarely dolled up for the holidays, and I don't usually make nick-nacky things for my home. However, I had a bit of recent motivation. There are several women that I attend church with, and they recently decided to start a craft group. Basically, once a month we get together and make a predetermined craft. The hostess will have presented three separate craft ideas, and then the participants vote on their favorite project, and make it the following month. The hostess picks up the supplies, and provides instruction for the craft. The role of hostess rotates, and we all get together to have a good time, get out of the house, and do something creative. Not only that, but it allows us to socialize. I can be a bit of a recluse, and often get caught up in my to-do list, so the socialization aspect is great.
Anyway, this Independence Day Wreath was our project from last month. You've probably seen a multitude of similar wreaths floating around pinterest. The wreath was simple to put together, and Clark even got to help. The ruffles texture is created by little felt squares that are folded and then pinned into the foam base. You can find the original tutorial here.
I have a confession to make. This is the only wreath that I own. Shocking, and sad. I should probably be banned from the craft blog community. One has to start somewhere though. Baby steps.