Patriotic Wreath for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is this weekend.  How did that happen?  It truly seems like it was just Christmas.  We fly our flag nearly every day and when it’s a special patriotic holiday, I enjoy adding extra flags to our outdoor décor.

I crafted a patriotic wreath using a tennis racket as the base that will be perfect for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and the Fourth of July.
Patriotic Door4

If you are a regular reader, you may remember a similar wreath that I made last summer.  For step-by step directions for how to make this project, click here.  All you need is a tennis racket, silver spray paint, felt in red, white and blue, a rotary cutter, cardboard, and glue.

Even a calm, cool, and collected person like Mr. SP gets so frustrated by tennis that the urge to beat a racket against the ground or perhaps a fence is irresistible.  It’s a very expensive stress relief but does provide me with craft material.
Racket Back

I love the pop of red, white, and blue on my door.
Patriotic Door1

Annuals in the pots are red and white and will look great with my wreath when they start blooming a bit more.  They were freshly planted when the pictures were taken.
Patriotic Door2

I sprayed the felt petals with a fabric stiffener after the wreath was constructed.  Virginia is hot and humid and without the stiffener, the petals would droop in a very short time.
Patriotic Door5
Patriotic Door3

Thanks for stopping by to see my patriotic door.

What are your Memorial Day weekend plans?  My birthday is Saturday and we are planning to spend the day at the lake with family.  The weather is supposed to be great and I’m predicting that we’ll be at the lake Friday, Sunday, and Monday, too.

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Comments

  1. nice

  2. So patriotic! I love it!

  3. Paula,
    This is a really neat idea. I haven’t thought of using fabric stiffener on felt. Why? I don’t know!

    I read your comment on jelly beans, too. I love them so much, i give them out to my piano students.

  4. That is BRILLIANT! Who would’ve thought to use a tennis racket??! Love it!
    New GFC and Linky follower! Found you on the Live, Laugh, Rowe blog hop!

  5. what an awesome blog! so colorful and creative!!!!! found you via the bloghop xo

  6. Of all your racket wreaths, I think this one might be my favorite! It looks great :)

  7. Love this idea! Had to laugh at how you obtained this racket. Visting from WOW and am a new follower.

  8. Your wreath looks great – a tennis racquet, huh??

  9. Too cute, Paula! Love that red, white, and blue!

  10. I LOVE your patriotic wreath Paula! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, Gail

  11. I love it! I am very patriotic too and a supporter of Soldier’s Angels. Thanks so much for flying your flags!

    I stopped by from Kristen’s and so glad I did. I look forward to more of your creativity.

    Stop by and say hi when you can!

    Pat

  12. What a great idea for a wreath! This is something I can make with my boys – thank you for sharing!

  13. Wonderful and very creative idea!

  14. I love your whole front door! Poor tennis racket, glad you were able to salvage it and give it a new life as a patriotic wreath!

    Happy birthday Paula! Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend!

  15. You have such a lovely porch! Great thinking to use the tennis racket as a base for your wreath! :)
    Enjoy your weekend! We will be spending ours in the pool…my oldest is eager to learn how to swim all on her own :)
    Happy Day!
    Michelle
    http://www.daydreambelievers.net

  16. Just saw this on TT&J and love your wreath idea. Very creative! I would like to invite you to link up your project at thecheckeredapple.blogspot.com for my Patriotic Link Party going on right now through July 4th. Please stop by!

  17. I do remember your tennis racket wreath from last year, but I must say I love the red, white, and blue version! Perfect for y’all and for all tennis fans! I like the way you added the stiffener to the petals–NC is very humid, too, and things do great droopy, don’t they?

    We are so enjoying having a long weekend. Memorial Day used to always be on May 30, back before it was changed to be on a Monday. My mom’s birthday was May 30 and my dad’s was June 14, Flag Day!

  18. Makes a stunning entrance!

  19. How fun and festive! I hope you’ll add this to my Patriotic Project Parade!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

  20. Cutest wreath ever! Pinning to my “wreath” board!
    Kelly

  21. Love your blog and this project – so clever and creative and festive! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of my very favorite July 4th projects here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )
    -Mel the Crafty Scientist 

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