Old Glory American Flag Afghan

Old Glory American Flag Afghan

Happy 4th of July!

Summer is in full swing now. The days are long and the sun is HOT! And because of Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day, how could we not celebrate America all summer long? Personally, I keep Americana decorations up all year, but summer tends to be the peek of country pride season.

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American Flag Wreath

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American Flag Wreath

If you are in the U.S., I hope your summer is turning out amazing! Mine certainly is, thanks for asking! Ha! Ha!

The newest addition to my wreath series is complete and ready to share! I intend to make a wreath for every holiday so be sure to check back regularly or subscribe to my Newsletter so you never miss a new pattern.

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St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

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Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!

Sorry.  Couldn’t resist.

Who doesn’t need some extra luck in their lives? I know I always can!

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that I really don’t have many decorations for…certainly not as much as Halloween or Christmas. If you’ve seen any of my other posts, you may notice that I love garlands!  I knew that I wanted to make a wreath and my mom actually suggested that I try wrapping one of my garlands around a wreath frame to give it a ruffly appearance.  So I tried it and it didn’t work, but I liked where she was going with that idea.  After thinking about it for a week or so, it finally came to me.  I could make three separate garland pieces, stitch the bases together and wrap that around the wreath frame.  Bingo!

And how fun to change up the colors instead of one solid color!  I couldn’t wait to try it!
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Valentine’s Day Wreath

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Valentine's Day Wreath

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I have to say—love is in the air! And what a better way to show it than with your very own crocheted heart shaped Valentine’s Day Wreath.

Originally I had made a round wreath.  It was nice, but it wasn’t really screaming Valentine’s Day to me.  (This was back in February.)  I actually stumbled upon a heart shaped wreath form when I was out shopping one day and stuffed it in my cart immediately with zero hesitation!  It was perfect!  There would be absolutely no mistaking which holiday this wreath was dedicated to.

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Holiday Garlands

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Holiday Garlands

There are quite a few archways in my house and for some reason I feel like they need some sprucing up. They just look so naked. What better (and more flexible) way to highlight these architectural designs then by lining the arches with crocheted garlands!

Even my husband likes them, so they must not be too girly.

If you could see our house, it is decorated with country/rustic items: deer, black bears, grubby candles and oil lanterns. When I was growing up I never thought that was how my house would be decorated, but the truth is that I love it!  I’ve always been fond of nature, the outdoors and animals.  As a child, I played in the woods behind our house, building forts and swimming in a creek that I later found out had poisonous snakes in it! Yikes!
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Love/Luck Reversible Sign

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This past February I went a little nuts designing and creating crocheted decorations for Valentine’s Day. I was trying to build up enough inventory for when I opened my Etsy shop and launched my blog. I had the idea to make the word “Love” into a vertical hanging sign. And how cute to make the “O” a heart instead! So I sat down with my graph paper and graphed out a heart design. With my favorite crochet hook (yes, I have a favorite), I grabbed some Red Heart Yarn that I had left over from another project and got to work. I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out, but I kept going anyway. The final result ended up being a really cute wall hanging decoration!
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Upcycled Holiday Garlands

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Upcycled Holiday Garland

Upcycled Holiday Garland

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I never know what to do with those pesky rings that sometimes pop off my water bottles when I open them. I don’t like to throw them away and if I throw them in our recycling container, they just collect at the bottom and become a mess of stickiness!

Thank goodness our little town has a recycling center because my family goes through a ton of plastic bottles.

So what can you do with those little plastic rings?

Why craft with them of course!
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