Patriotic Wind Sock

Are you in the middle of your 4th of July crafting? Whether you are or you haven’t started yet, you are for sure going to want to add this adorable Patriotic Wind Sock to your crafting to-do list, because it is super fun and perfect to hang inside or out! Kaeleen is sharing this fun red, white and blue project that is screaming “Let Freedom Ring” and everything patriotic. Enjoy!

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Hey there Ribbon Retreat friends, Today I am happy to show you how to make this fun Patriotic Wind Sock! It’s perfect for any inside or outside 4th of July festivities.

You will need:
-A variety of red, white and blue ribbon. The more variety (texture, print, width) the better.
-Embroidery Hoop (I used a 7 inch)

Patriotic Ribbon and Trim
I started off by spray painting my embroidery hoop because the drab color it came in was not fab enough for my liking. 🙂 I chose red!

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Once it is dry or while it is drying cut your ribbons into 18 inches (or however long you would like). My hoop is a 7 inch hoop, and I thought 18 inches looked like a good length.

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When your paint is dry and your ribbons are ready, it’s time to start the assembly!

Unscrew the screw so there is a gap between the inner and outer hoops.

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Space your pieces of ribbon in between the hoops. Make sure you place them so the “pretty” side will be facing out.

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Continue around the hoop.

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As you get close to getting the whole circle filled you will want to tighten the screw, the ribbons tend to slip around.

Once the screw is tight some may be a little crooked, so I used a seam ripper (just something small to pry in between the hoops) to open it up enough to move the ribbon around.

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I used fishing wire to hang it…four pieces evenly around then tied together with a loop.
Once it’s to your liking it is time to hang it and enjoy it!

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Happy 4th of July!!

Thank you Kaeleen for sharing this fun and super easy 4th of July project. I love quick and easy projects and this one is just that plus, it is so very patriotic too. I love me some red, white and blue and this wind sock is covered in those bold and bright colors to make it perfect for all of your 4th of July fun!

Are you also in love with red, white and blue projects? Here are a few more you are sure to love!

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The 4th of July is one of the funnest holidays to craft for. Make sure to get all of your holiday crafting supplies right here at The Ribbon Retreat! You can find all of your ribbon, flowers, tulle, flowers and so much more right HERE!

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One Comment

  1. Pat C.
    Posted June 9, 2015 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    Yikes, Kaeleen, that is the cutest wind sock I’ve ever seen! I just love it! The variety of ribbons and trims that you used add so much to its adorableness! Thank you for sharing your tutorial; I appreciate the great photos and special tips that you provided. xoxo

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