Posts Tagged ‘Patriotic’

Take Me Out to the Ball Game Baseball Wreath

Easy Baseball Wreath

 Easy Baseball Wreath

I love a good wreath. and “If you don’t know, now you know,…. ” ( please read/sing this to the tune of “Juicy”).

And if you saw my You’re a Grand Ole Flag Mantel, you know that I have a thing for anything patriotic. To me, baseball is pretty patriotic. After all,  it is America’s Pastime. So, an easy baseball wreath is right up my patriotic wreath-lovin’ alley.

There are some other tutorials on how to make a baseball wreath, but almost all of them suggest drilling holes in the balls, and using a wire hanger. I decided this was not a viable option because the wire will eventually sag, and the wreath will, too.

This one’s a pretty easy wreath to replicate, but you are going to need a whole lot of glue to make this one.

Here’s what you’ll need:

- Baseballs (I used 11)

- Burlap  from

-Gorilla Glue, hot glue, or caulk (clear)

- 12 inch Wire Wreath Frame– You can get one here

baseball wreath

- Ribbon of your choice baseball team/color

- Baseball hat (optional)

Here’s what you’ll do:

- Glue the baseballs to the wire frame. The wreath form has a “cupped” side (like a channel) and a flat side. You want to place the balls in the cupped/channel side (basically, the wreath form side that will hold the balls). I found it helpful to first secure the baseballs to the form with hot glue, and then flip  the wreath over with the wire facing up, and fortify it with Gorilla Glue. hot glue,  or Caulk. Don’t be shy with the adhesive, and don’t worry what it looks like because no one will see the back of the wreath.

- Wrap burlap around the wreath- I wanted my burlap to be a little rustic, so I used scraps and pulled some strands out, so it would fray a bit. The burlap also helps hide the wreath form while securing the balls a bit more.


- Wrap some decorative ribbon to the wreath.

- Hang it!


There’s something about the look of used baseballs that I really just love. Am I am the only one?

Burlap Webbing American Flag

When I first saw the red ticked burlap webbing that we received from, I immediately thought of two things: Christmas and American Flag. Since it’s a bit early for Christmas crafts, I’m going to share the Burlap Webbing American Flag that I envisioned and was (happily) able to create.

I knew the webbing would be a great fit for a rustic style American Flag—perfect for our home décor.

 Burlap Webbing American Flag

What you need:

Canvas (I suppose you could use wood too)

Red Ticked Burlap Webbing

Blue Burlap Garland (found in floral section of craft store) – or any leftover blue fabric you may have

Hot Glue Gun


Optional- something for stars

Burlap Webbing American Flag

Step 1:

Cut your strips down to size so they fit your canvas. I chose to wrap my strips around the sides of my canvas so the white edges weren’t exposed. I did not wrap the bottom, as it will be leaning on a table or shelf, but I did choose to wrap the top. In total I needed 5 strips.

I also cut out a rectangle from my blue burlap garland to serve as the blue part of my flag.

Step 2:

Layout your strips next to your canvas. As you can see, the strips are quite a bit taller than the canvas, so you have to decide how you want to layer them in order for everything to fit on the canvas.

I wasn’t crazy about the uneven spacing between the red lines and burlap color, so I decided to layer my strips to hide the top red line on each piece of webbing. This would give me nice even red/burlap spaces.

Burlap Webbing American Flag

Step 3:

Fire up that glue gun and get to work. With each strip, I glued the left side of the canvas and simply worked my way to the right, again adhering it to the side of the canvas.

You can see how I cover the top red line on each piece of webbing in the photos below.

Burlap Webbing American Flag

Step 4:

Grab your blue burlap rectangle and glue it to your flag. Since the blue burlap had bigger spaces/was more see through, I was worried that gluing the entire rectangle down would show through to the surface. Therefore, I chose to glue down just the edges of the blue fabric—it stays on there just fine.

Burlap Webbing American Flag

Step 5:

Decision making time- stars or no stars? At the moment I have no stars on my flag and I think I will keep it that way. Reason 1: I like the simplicity of the flag without the stars

Reason 2: I made several attempts to cut small stars out of good old burlap, but each ‘edge’ of the star unraveled, leaving me with a 3 or 4 pronged/misshapen star. Perhaps if I see some pre-cut burlap stars that fit the bill at a craft store I will buy them and see if I like how they look on the flag.

Burlap Webbing American Flag

I just love how this craft came out! Currently it’s on the foyer table instead of its intended shelf destination—we’ll see if it stays put.


Happy 4th of July!!


PB inspired Patriotic Burlap Banner

Patriotic Burlap Bunting

Have you guys seen Pottery Barn’s patriotic decor yet? As usual, it’s on point. If you can’t wait for the patriotic burlap banner Pottery Barn features to go on sale, you can make one yourself for less than the cost of shipping!Seriously.

This is a cheap and easy project, with which my oldest kiddo helped me. It took me less than 30 minutes to imitate Pottery Barn’s Patriotic Burlap Banner (I still don’t know if this is considered bunting–what’s the consensus on this matter?).

What You’ll Need to make a Pottery Barn inspired Patriotic Burlap Banner:

- Paint, Paintbrushes, Scissors, Twine/Jute, Hot Glue and Gun


-BURLAP–Holler at

Patriotic Burlap Bunting Patriotic Burlap Bunting

What You’ll Do:

- Cut some triangles out of the burlap — refer to my St. Patrick’s Day Bunting for picture reference and details.

- Cut out some stars from thick cardstock to use as a your stencil.

- Place stars on the banner.

patriotic burlap bunting- Begin painting. I used a foam brush, and I watered my paint down a bit. I also just moved my stars down as I went for a 3-2-1 star pattern.

- Repeat

- Start on Stripe Banners

-Roughly measure out your stripes.

-Paint the stripes. I watered down my paint.

- Measure out a bit of twine/jute/string. Evenly space out each triangle, and hot glue. See my Kiss Me, I’m Burlap Bunting for more info.


You’re finished. Celebrate your thriftiness and craftiness in patriotic glory.

Patriotic Bunting


Patriotic Banner








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