Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Blog Hop

Hi all! Hope you are enjoying hopping along on the Summer  Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Brandy's Blog. If so you are on the right path, if not please click on this link to start at the beginning as we'd hate you to miss out any letters. Part of the fun of this hop is that you need to collect a letter from each of our blogs and try to figure out what then spell out! You will have until July 8 to enter your answer at

My favorite thing about summer when I was a child was the 4th of July. I loved all the fireworks, and playing badminton on the lawn with my family. Did you have those old metal sparklers? The kind they say are dangerous and don't sell anymore? I used to love those! So to remind me of all that great summer fun I made a wreath to put on my door.

 This picture was taken in my back yard because the light was better, but it will eventually go on the front door. I used paper from My Minds Eye for the stars. I cut them out of chipboard and then again out of paper and glued them together to make them a little more sturdy. Then I hot glued the stars to a white wire hanger (you can see the hook at the top). I hid the wire by weaving in some blue ribbon. The white and silver ribbon tales are from some Costco Christmas ribbon. My mother-in-law was getting rid of it and I knew I could find a use for it. It worked out great because it has wire in it to hold the curl.

I am especially proud of the bow at the top. I did some experimenting on it to make it myself. I hope this wreath puts you in the summer spirit! I'm also giving away some Glue Arts Adhesive and this green tote
this month so please click here and enter to win.I also entered this project in the Decorate to Celebrate challenge #2 4th of July.

And don't forget my letter!

I hope you are inspired by my project and are enjoying the blog hop so far, when you are ready please hop over to Janet blog at and continue the fun.

Just in case you get lost along the way here is to blog line-up: 

Martina Brill                          
Meesh AKA Michelle           
Rhonda Miller                       
Ginger Williams                     
Giselle Varela                        
Leslie Krochta                       
Amber                                     (ME!)
Jani Lewis                              
Freda Thomas                        


  1. Wow, I just love this idea. What a fun decoration for the festivities. TFS.

  2. Hi Pixichick,
    Great project and the bow is beautiful!!
    great to be a part of this hop.

  3. That bow is nice. I personally can't get them right LOL

  4. I think this is such a pretty door decoration. you did an amazing job, thank you for linking and sharing at decorate to celebrate. hugs Rhonda

  5. This is gorgeous Think I will have to borrow this idea
    Thanks for a super project
    Big Blog Hugs

  6. Fabulous home decor project! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  7. Such a cool wreath. Love the ribbon and the papers you used. Great idea.

    Paper Compulsions

  8. Love your wreath! Great pp and wonderful recycling!!

  9. Super cute wreath!! I love the bow. :) Thanks for playing along with us at Decorate to Celebrate and have a great day. :)
    ~ Guest Designer, Star

  10. What a cute patriotic wreath! I love it!


  11. love this cute project! tfs:)

  12. Love your wreath. Please come by my blog. I have an award for you!

    Happy Crafting!

  13. Super festive wreath!
    Thanks for sharing at Decorate To Celebrate

    Katie GDT

  14. Wow, I love this!! :) What a great use for those metal hangers we always get from the cleaners!! :) I love how you curled the ribbon streamers!!

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  15. Love your projects! Great job on the bow:)

  16. What a great idea for a wreath! I love the stars and the curly ribbon on the bottom is gorgeous! Love this!


    Hi there,
    Just visiting as part of the decorate to celebrate challenge and am so glad that I did. Your wreath is lovely and I can easily see the tail of the fire cracker represented by your red ribbon streamers. Too cute by far.

  18. This is really great!


  19. Awesome! Your wreath is so pretty. You did a great job. I would have never thought to use a hanger. Cool.

  20. Love your red, white and blue wreath. Awesome bow by the way.
    cstephenson at q dot com