This Fourth of July - like the twenty before it - we'll be celebrating at our family beach house on Whidbey Island with approximately 9,000 people. Ok, so it's probably more like 50 - but it sometimes feels like 9,000.
Fourth of July 2012
We always decorate, because what's a party without decorations? This year, challenged by my friend Sharon at Cupcakes and Cutlery, I made a feather wreath. I loved the idea of using feathers for this holiday since it harkens back to the heritage of the United States and feels really natural - despite the fact that these feathers are heavily dyed and processed.
1 styrofoam wreath form
hot glue + hot glue gun
Step 1 :: Choose your pattern and sort feathers so you have roughly all the same size together
Step 2 :: Begin gluing your pattern onto the foam wreath form using the hot glue gun on the "low" setting
Step 3 :: Keep gluing feathers overlapping each feather by half so the end of the feather can't be seen.
Step 4 :: Hang it up! I hung mine by carving a small hole in the back and using a suction cup hook to attach it.