Wreaths of the Heartland
A checkered flag, the vroom-vroom of race-car engines, the cheering of 400,000 spectators. It's the famed Indianapolis 500, the world's largest one-day sporting event, held annually the last Sunday in May. Our wreath--a winner for a kid's bedroom door or wall--starts with a garden tractor tire.
To make this wreath: Scour lawn and garden shops for a small rubber tire similar to our 11-inch garden tractor tire. We wired and hot-glued toy race cars and red ribbons to the tire. (You can use an adhesive such as E-6000, but it may be more difficult to work with.) Wire a checkered cloth bow to the tire.