Summertime is upon us which means so is Memorial Day, then the Fourth of July, and before you know it, it will be Labor Day. It’s a great time to decorate you home and show your patriotic streak. Today I’m going to share an extremely quick and easy red, white, and blue patriotic wreath that you can make in about 5 minutes for less than $3 in supplies from Dollar Tree. Quick, easy, and cheap? Yes, please! Let’s get into it!
This is one of my very first blog posts, so please forgive the dark photos! We all have to start somewhere, right?
To make your quick and easy patriotic wreath you’ll need:
- styrofoam wreath form or 2 if you’d like to make more (usually on the faux flower aisle)
- pack of red, white, & blue foam scatter stars
- pack of 2 red, white, & blue bows
- hot glue gun & glue sticks
- red burlap ribbon or other patriotic colors- DT had some blue the other day. They were 2″ wide.
First wrap the wreath form with the burlap ribbon.
Squeeze hot glue on the back of the wreath form and place the ribbon on it.
Then wrap the burlap around the wreath form by passing it through the center of the form then around the front, repeat until you’ve gone all the way around the form.
Since the burlap is wide, it makes a pleat type puckering around the inner part of the form which are really cute. Once you’re back where you started, cut off the excess & again carefully glue the ribbon to the back side of the wreath.
Hot glue the patriotic bow to your quick and easy wreath.
Hot glue some scatter foam stars to the bottom of your patriotic wreath. I added three to each of my wreaths, one large one in the middle and two smaller ones on each side.
Finally, create a hanger for the wreath.
Twist a small piece of a pipe cleaner into a little loop and glue it on the back of the wreath.
That’s it! I told you this would be a quick and easy patriotic wreath!
I completed two quick and easy patriotic wreaths in about 15 minutes, and that included the time it took me to take the photos! When you do the math, you can make two wreaths for $2.50 each. You can’t beat that!
I plan to use mine for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, & Flag Day, so I’ll get a lot of use out of them. I’m hanging mine on my balcony doors.
Update: I’m looking back on this with a bit of fondness, but mostly complete relief that I no longer have to deal with those balcony doors with the paint chipping around the glass. You have no idea how much I scrubbed those doors and windows while we lived in this apartment! SO glad to have our house now! Phew!
If you’re decorating for a patriotic holiday I think you will like this post from Carol over at Blue Sky at Home. She will show you how to set up a red, white, and blue vignette. Hers looks great!
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