Friday, July 12, 2013

Hurray for the Red White and Blue Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Hurray for the Red White and Blue Blog Hop  
Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards, layouts, or projects featuring America's Patriotic Colors. 
Connie Can Crop (that's me!) is the  first stop on this fun Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate  your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue  sharing their ideas and creations.  
We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
Heartstring Designs has given us an awesome monthly kit to raffle off to one lucky person.  
 So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of us a  comment letting us know what you like best about our projects.  
Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you  followed the rules.
You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the  hop and leave your comments. 
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!
 Ready to join in the fun?
I created my very first Deco Mesh Wreath. My sister in Colorado had one and I was in awe! So I came home and watched a few You Tube videos and decided why not!
Here are a few pics of  the process:

First thing to do is buy your wire wreath form. Then take pipe cleaners and attach them to the wire wreath like this. I used 18 pipe cleaners.

Next I cut my mesh. I used 3 different colors and cut 18 pieces of each at a width of 10 inches.

Now you start to roll them one at a time. I rolled one, stuck between my legs while I rolled the second, and then after all three colors were rolled I laid them on top of each other and folded them in half. Then attached them to the pipe cleaner. Keep going until they are all attached to the pipe cleaners and then you can fluff them and move them around.

 And here is my finished Wreath!! Isn't it the coolest! I just love the spiral curls!!
When it is finished you can add extras. I added some flowers, sparklers, and ribbon to mine.

 I will be proudly hanging this all summer long! I hope you enjoyed my "tutorial"! 
 Up next is Lucy! Wohoo!
Here's our lineup in case you get lost:
1.  Connie - You are here
10. Miranda -


  1. Awesome wreath - thank you for the directions and thank you for hosting the hop!

  2. GORGEOUS!!! Aren't they fun to make. I never tried one like that but I'll have to give it a go!

  3. Pretty wreath!! Thanks for the instructions!! Glad to be in this hop with you!!!

  4. Very cool wreath and great tutorial! I followed you via e-mail AND GFC.

  5. Wow! I love your wreath! Thanks for sharing how to make it.

  6. Great and love the step by step. FUN!

  7. Just finished the hop. Commented and followed all. This was fun and I got some great ideas. Thanks so much.

  8. What a great hop! Awesome projects! I follow all the blogs, and left them some nice responses.

  9. Your wreath is amazing. Thank for the tutorial. I think the spiral curls are my fav part but the whole thing is super. TFS
    (Email & Google follower)
    (I was already or am now following all of the creative blog hop participants)

  10. Love this Connie!!!! It came out amazing!

  11. Oh My Goodness!! I (LOVE) your Wreath. I hadn't see one like this. It looks like Fireworks exploding. Just Awesome! Thanks for Showing how it was made and Thank you for hosting this Fun hop. I enjoyed everyone's Creations.:0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  12. Wow!! I love your wreath! I always wondered how they made them and now thanks to your tutorial, I know!


  13. Back from hopping and it was great! I loved everyone's projects!


  14. WOW! Beautiful wreath!Love the curls!!!

  15. Very fun wreath--love the spiral curls. I finished the blog hop and followed and left comments on all.

  16. really love that you added the flowers! they are so cute

  17. Oh WOW!! What an awesome wreath!!! And a fab tutorial to boot!!! Love it!! Thanks for showing this off!!

    Bug hugs,

  18. Love your wreath!!

  19. What an AWESOME idea! Good for all holidays, orange, black and yellow for Halloween, etc... have to purchase some netting. Thank you for sharing your awesome, inspirational project! Have a blessed day!

  20. I love your wreath! It is beautiful! (are you going to have a Christmas design?)

  21. Connie, this is AMAZING!!! I am following all of your "crafty sisters" and left everyone some comment love! Where did you purchase the red white and blue mesh? I want to make one!

  22. Just finished this blog hop, as well as joined sites I wasn't already following. What great ideas I saw! Really enjoyed the red white and blue! ;-)

  23. I love your wreath and am so inspired to make one myself! Love this mesh for projects!

  24. Connie this wreath is just to cute. I love it! Happy to join you on your blog hop & TFS AJ-


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