Say you’re sitting around with about 600 American flag toothpicks in your possession.
Just using this as an example, mind you. I mean, who just happens to have several hundred American flag toothpicks on hand?
(pause, followed by uncomfortable forced little laugh)………guilty.
Why did I let that happen? Was I really going to make that many cupcakes?
I found them for 30 cents a box a few years ago……and pounced without really thinking it through.
And now, after several cupcake-less July 4ths, I think I’ll use them to make a wreath.
On the off-chance that one of y’all isn’t quite the hoarder that I am, and wants to copy this project…..I found the same toothpicks for sale on Amazon.
But they are slightly more than the 30 cents a box that I paid. (During the Bush administration)
I also have this 18 inch white styrofoam wreath form. Pretty sure that I got it at Hobby Lobby.
Same one I used for the Peppermint Candy Wreath back in December. (not the EXACT same wreath………but you get the idea)
I used a little wire to make a hanging loop on the back of the wreath form……….like so.
Then I flipped the wreath over, so the hang loop is on the back……..sheeesh,
and go to town sticking in the flag picks.
I tried to get them as close together as possible, and at a slight angle.
After I covered the entire wreath, I went back over my work and added a flag everywhere there was a hole.
Nice and full.
After all, I have several hundred of those little picks. Might as well use all of them.
So to refresh:
600 American flag toothpicks + 18 inch foam wreath + a couple hours =
Happy America, Everybody!