Aug 7, 2012
Just wanted to share with you a very basic, simple fabric wreath. I'm friends with a gentleman, a retired veteran, who's going through quite a rough patch. He moved recently and I thought it would be nice to make his new front door a little more welcoming. Allowing him to proudly show his patriotic spirit. (The photo was shot outside at my office, he will hang is fabric wreath indoors.)
This was slightly challenging for me because I love to embellish. He's not a glittery, frou frou kind of guy as you might have guessed. So I opted to make it more personal than glittery using painted wooden stars in various sizes. They were glued to the fabric with "industrial-strength" hot glue pellets that are melted in a craft frying pin. Sizzling hot and very dangerous since I'm such a klutz. Regular hot glue just wouldn't cut the mustard.
The badge plate is a complete replica of his distinguished service awards in exactly the same order. I purchased most of the badges at a local Army surplus store, they had a few Air Force badges. The ones I couldn't purchase at the store, he acquired for me at the NAS base in our city. His new neighbors have commented on the wreath and started conversations regarding his military history.
Thanks for stopping by...I'm hoping someday I might start scrapbooking again. August in Texas always wrecks my creativity. I hate summer. Blah. Thank goodness for Pinterest, at least I can dream, lol.