Two Fast & Easy DIY Patriotic Wreaths $5!

patriotic wreaths
Perfect for Memorial Day & Fourth of July!

These wreaths are so easy to make & extremely budget friendly! I made not one, but two wreaths for $5! Technically I only spent $2 on mine since I already had the foam wreath forms & the red burlap ribbon. I got all of my supplies from the Dollar Tree.

You’ll need:

  • 2 green foam wreath forms (usually on the faux flower aisle)
  • pack of red, white, & blue foam scatter stars
  • pack of 2 red, white, & blue bows
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • red burlap ribbon
I ended up not using the star garland that’s pictured.

To get started you’ll need to wrap your wreath form with the red burlap. Run a strip of hot glue along the top of the burlap, then carefully press it on to the side of the form that you’ll use as the back. Then wrap it with the burlap by passing it through the center of the form then around the front, repeat as you go around. It will have these pleat type puckering which is what you want. It gives it a prettier look. Once you’re back where you started, cut off the excess & again carefully glue the ribbon to the back side of the wreath.

Watch your fingers here. The glue is HOT!
You can see the “pleating” look here.

Next place a generous amount of hot glue to the middle blue loop on the bow & press it onto the wreath.

Sorry I couldn’t place the glue & take a pic at the same time!

Now choose the location & color pattern for the foam stars. I placed mine at the bottom & had one big star in the middle with two smaller stars on each side. I also used different color patterns for each wreath, with a large blue star & the small red & white on each side of one, & a large white star with small blue & red stars on each side on the other. You can do the same pattern on both if you prefer. Place a good bit of hot glue on each star (I placed the middle, large star first, but it can be done in any order) & press them on to the wreath.

Here I was determining where I wanted to place the stars. When I glued them on, I did the large, center star first.

The only thing left to do now is to put something on the back of the wreath to hang it up. I have lots of pipe cleaners (called chenille stems in stores), so that’s what I used. You can use anything you have on hand that will form a loop to hang it from, i.e. ribbon, twist ties, zip ties, string, yarn, etc. I cut my pipe cleaner to about an inch or so, I didn’t really measure. Sorry about that! Then I twisted it to make a loop & glued it to the top center on the back of the wreath.

Pipe cleaner loop I used to hang my wreath.

It was so easy & to no time. From start to finish it only took about 15-20 minutes & that includes the time I paused to take pictures. Plus, you can’t beat making two very cute wreaths for $5! I plan to use mine for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Veterans Day, & Flag Day, so I’ll get a lot of use out of it. I’m hanging mine on my balcony doors. I’m also in the process of making more decorations for the balcony. I’ll share them soon! Thank you so much for visiting, & remember, sharing is caring!

Love them hanging on my balcony doors!