Show your love of all things fireworks, BBQ, and democracy with a DIY patriotic wreath for your door. It’s a quick patriotic craft for Memorial Day and the 4th of July that takes just 15 minutes!
DIY Patriotic Wreath Supplies
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- Foam wreath form (I used the kind with a flat back)
- Wide ribbon, such as this chevron burlap ribbon
- Navy grosgrain ribbon
- Red and white polka dot ribbon
- Star wire garland
- Scissors (I love these pinking shears for cutting ribbon and fabric)
- Pins (standard sewing pins will suffice, but you can also try floral pins)
What I love about this project is that you can choose whichever patriotic ribbon you like, and you can also adapt this same wreath-making method for other holidays – just use different colors!
Step 1: Wrap the wreath
Pin the leading edge of the ribbon onto the back of the wreath, and just wrap the ribbon around, pinning additional points to keep the ribbon secure. Do the same thing with your other layers of ribbon. Pin the layers together on the back to maintain their alignment.
After you wrap all the ribbons around, your wreath will look something like this:
Step 2: Add the sparkle
Next comes the fun part! The star garland reminds me of fireworks. 🙂 Your garland will probably come looped in a circle. Hold the circle in the middle, and separate the loops like this:
With your scissors, clip each loop in half so that you have a bunch of straight pieces of wire all the same length. Twist each wire around your finger to create little springs. To attach the garland to the wreath, take two pieces of the garland and wrap it around the wreath, then twist the pieces together in the back. If the wire garland is too short, you can use floral pins, floral wire, picture wire, or even an extra piece of ribbon.
Step 3: Hang and enjoy!
After spending 15 minutes or less on this easy DIY patriotic wreath, just hang it on your door and check “4th of July decorating” off your to-do list.
Our family is so looking forward to celebrating July 4th! Our hometown puts on a fantastic fireworks display and parade, which is a ton of fun for the kids. How are you celebrating Independence Day?
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