Celebrate Independence Day with a quick, patriotic craft! Learn how to make a 4th of July wreath in just 15 minutes or less – no glue necessary – with this ultra-simple tutorial.
How many times have you gone to a craft store with your small child, and left with a bag filled with tiny plastic animals, a tub of chokey beads, a dozen packs of stickers, a coloring book, and nothing that you planned to buy?
If so, then you’ll appreciate (and maybe be a bit envious of) the Saturday afternoon that I had all to myself at Michael’s.
No lie, I walked up and down every aisle at least twice, simply because I could.
One of the projects I bought supplies for during that trip is an easy 4th of July wreath that reminds me of sweaty summer picnics, swatting bees away from my glass of lemonade while burgers cook on the grill. There are two wonderful things about this patriotic wreath:
- You can make it in 15 minutes or less.
- You don’t need glue.
So let’s get started!
Supplies to Make a 4th of July Wreath
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To make this simple wreath you’ll need:
- Woven plastic paper plate holder (found in-store at Michael’s; or try the wicker-style kind)
- Mini American flags
- Red, white and blue faux floral pick (similar here)
- Wire cutters
How to Make a 4th of July Wreath
I typically make wreaths with grapevine, foam, wire, or straw forms so I tried something different this time. Do you remember those woven paper plate holders from the 70’s and 80’s? Well, this plastic version makes a great wreath form and is a little ode to summer BBQ’s.
First, you’ll want to cut up the floral bouquet with your wire cutters to make individual stems. Then, play around with the floral layout until you find a look you like. Once you’ve decided on where each flower will be, jam the ends of each floral pick between the gaps in the plate holder’s weave.
Then, trim the floral pick stems so they aren’t too long, and tuck them back up between the plate holder’s weave. The stems will appear woven into the plate, and this secures them to the plate without glue. The flowers will hide the ends of the stems.
Lastly, use a firm hand to push the flag poles through the plate as shown above and slip a patriotic ribbon through the plate to make a simple hanger.
Simple DIY 4th of July Wreath In Less Than 15 Minutes!
That was pretty easy, wasn’t it? Now you have a festive and patriotic door hanger for the 4th of July or Memorial Day and you didn’t even need your glue gun. This wreath is a pretty way to welcome friends and family to your home for a yummy picnic.
Our town puts on a fantastic fireworks display and parade that we look forward to every year! How do you typically spend the 4th of July?
Check out these other ideas!
- Fruity Pasta Salad
- How to Make a Festive DIY Patriotic Wreath in Just 15 Minutes
- How to Make a Summer Wreath in 30 Minutes or Less
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