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 know how to make a 4th of July wreath you didn’t even need your glue gun. This DIY patriotic 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?
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Janine Huldie says
This seriously sounds so easy to make and perfect for the 4th of July, too! Thanks for sharing with us for the Spectacular Summer Blog Hop today 🙂
If it’s not easy, I don’t want any part of it. 😉
You are my crafting guru now! This is so cute and easy. Those are pretty much my favorite kind of crafting projects ever 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Spectacular Summer Blog Hop 🙂
Thanks so much, Jen!
Comedy Plus says
Just came from Jen’s place to tell you how much I love this wreath. It’s so cute.
Have a fabulous day. ☺
Thanks for stopping by!
Sue Purdy says
I love this wreath! You’ve managed to strike the perfect balance between simplicity and flair. It’s so pretty. Pinning.
Thanks so much, Sue! 🙂
This sounds like me going to the craft store all by myself Laura. I recently had to limit my craft spending and invest in over $100 in storage container, but Michaels has such great deals they are hard to pass up. I love this wreath and it’s so easy to make, it would look great on my door.
Thanks so much, Mary! Yup, I have a terrible craft supply habit – but not enough hours in the day! 🙂
Thank you for sharing this fun project. It will be the perfect addition to our summer festivities.
You’re most welcome. It’s so easy to make! 🙂