Did you know that our super size state is synonymous with Football,
Longhorns (with horns that can extend 7 feet!)
We make a State Fair Worthy Chili with a heap of heat and I mean heat-blazing heat,
with a long burn.
Here in Texas we do the two step, Love Willie Nelson and the gang, and enjoy a Friday night on the
patio with some Tex Mex.
As I was designing this wreath I wanted to incorporate a little natural, some patriotism and
a symbol of our State, which you might think would be cowboy boots, but in our household
Seems we add jalapenos to just about everything now, salads, mashed potatoes and even grits.
I did not used to be like this, but after all of these years of living here, I crave some
spice and heat and myself.
So when I found these precious bright red jalapenos from Hobby Lobby-I snapped them up
quicker than a wink.
I am thinking that you could add some symbol which your state is known for as well or, if you like
a little spice and style of this one, then add jalapenos too!
Second goal in designing this wreath was simplicity and keeping the process under one hour.
Here is how it all unfolded-even the hubby was amazed by my speed...
I am learning, I really am!
I kept this DIY wreath project super simple by purchasing a grapevine wreath, two bunches of petite
faux flowers in red and white, a little greenery as a filler, wooden star, jalapenos and burlap ribbon.
Step 1- Using Florist Clippers cut all of the stems off of the larger stalk and separate into sections
Step 2- Weave all of the red stems into the grapevine wreath, followed by the white, then the
greenery in even increments so the wreath will be balanced. Secure with florist wire, if you feel you
need extra security.
Step 3- Each jalapeno has a wire on it, so I used the wire to secure the jalapeno to the grapevine.
After I was certain all of the faux flowers, greenery and jalapenos were secured I added the little
wooden Fourth of July Star.
I thought a burlap bow with some red and just a hint of a pattern would bring all of the components
together and complement the natural feel of this grapevine wreath.
This is a great and easy DIY project and I love the fact that I did not have to use a hot glue gun!
This is also a no-burn project...smiles...
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Linda from Life and Linda. She has spruced it up and made it a happy breeze to navigate.
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