I am a wreath person. I admit it. There is no shame in it. I change out my wreaths seasonally and often I change them out for holidays as well. I even have wreaths for indoors. I didn’t realize I had such a “wreath thing” going on until I starting writing this post and was looking for links of other wreath posts I have done, which I will share at the end.
My seasonal wreaths might last just one season or the same season for a couple of years depending, but the holiday one might only be up for a couple weeks a year and last a little longer. This patriotic wreath hits all our American summer holidays, so it might see a lot of use.
Wreaths can get expensive, so I typically buy them at the end of the season on clearance or I make my own. In the last few years it has tended towards the latter. When I make my own, I usually look at if I have a wreath form that I can use again and just put new items on it and I looks to see what kind of supplies I already have to use for my new wreath as well.
In this case, I bought a wreath form from Wal-Mart for about $5, and you can buy a similar wreath form on Amazon for about $6. Then I looked through my yarn stash to see what I had in red, white and blue. The white and the blue were the same weight size but my red was a little thicker, but I thought I would see how it looks when it was on there next the other two before I went out and bought new yarn. I also used felt (for the stars) from craft supplies, as well as ribbon from my own supplies. So, my only expense was the wreath form.
Making this can be a bit tedious because all you are doing is wrapping yarn, but I did it while I was watching TV so the time passed quickly.
I wrapped yarn around the form and hid my starting and finishing ends under the yarn by tucking them under a couple wraps and trimming them. I had decided that I would make the blue section with stars 1/4 of the wreath. That’s all you do, just keep wrapping yarn around. Try to keep the yarn pushed tight to the strands next to it .
When I was done wrapping yarn, I cut out stars from felt. I had to admit, small stars are hard to cut out, so I let my creative license be the judge and let them be a tad more whimsical. I attached them with Fabri-Tac. If you have not used Fabri-Tac before, let me tell you – It is amazing! It makes a permanent bond on fabric that is waterproof. I have had this bottle for quite a while and it comes in so handy.
The last step is to create a hanger on the back of the wreath. This is quite easy to do on a foam wreath. I just found 2 screws we had and screwed them in most of the way, then wound some wire around the screws and then finished screwing in the screws. Simple and it used up items we had here.
This patriotic wreath would look great on your door for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veteran’s Day.
As promised, here are some of the other wreath posts I have done on both Northern Cheapskate and Save Green Being Green:
- How to Make a $5 Beachy Summer Wreath
- No Cost Winter Wreath Using Nature
- Spooky Stick and Bat Wreath for Halloween
- Create Your Own Personalized Wreath
- How to Make a Toilet Paper Tube Wreath
- 3 DIY Christmas Wreaths for Only $6
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Julie Syl Kalungi says
That looks like it would be fun to make with little ones and a great door decoration! I am super laid back to do it though :)
Adriana Lopez says
super cute ad easy DIY great for the upcoming festivities =)
Elizabeth O. says
Sometimes, it would be a lot better to just make your own decorations, it’s cheaper and it’s done according to your liking because well, you made it. I love this one, it looks really lovely and the colors just stand out, a perfect match with our flag!
Karlaroundtheworld | Karla says
That’s a great way to showcase our talents. I agree, a patriotic wreath stands for a lifetime and does not choose any season.
Aziel Morte says
What a cool project, you’re so creative. I’m so glad you share this idea I would try this
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
Simple but so much impact at the same time! I love it! I’ll bet the kiddos would have fun making it, too!
Debbie Denny says
I love wreaths. Yours looks fantastic and would be fun to make.
Czjai Reyes-Ocampo says
Cool! This could be a fun project with the kids. :)