How To Make A Patriotic Wreath

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I am sharing an easy tutorial for a patriotic July 4th wreath!

Happy Memorial Day, my friends!
I hope you all have had a fantastic, fun and memory making holiday.
Personally, I’m feeling a little mushy today.
How To Make A Patriotic Wreath poster.

In church yesterday, our pastor took a moment to honor those who have served our great country and to remind us of what Memorial Day is all about.  It caused me to stop and think about all of my family and friends who have served in various branches of the Armed Forces.

I guess it’s something that I’ve always taken for granted and never really thought about very much.  I was surprised at how many there were!  My mother, father, grandfathers, uncles, aunts, my brother and many more.  Even my Pookie served as a Marine for twenty years.
Patriotic Wreath in red, white and blue hanging on the door.
I’m so thankful and proud to be an American.  We are so blessed to live free.
How can we ever thank the men and women who fought (and still fight today) for that freedom and the sacrifices of their families?
Yep, I’m one of those. A die-hard, flag-waving, pledge-of-allegiance-saying, Star-Spangled-Banner-singing, mushy-with-patriotism, red-blooded American.  And I’m happy to admit it!
OK – enough with the mushy.
Let’s talk about this easy to make July 4th wreath.  All of my supplies, except for the straw wreath, came from the dollar store.
I started with a straw wreath and wrapped it with red and then with white ribbon.
Wrapping white ribbon around the wreath.
I left one area of the wreath exposed…
One area of the wreath left exposed.
…so that I could finish it off with stars.
Blue star ribbon on the exposed area.
I cut the stems from some faux florals and hot-glued a group of them opposite the stars.  They needed a little something, so I snipped off the back of some plastic rings and glued one to the middle of each flower.
A bag of patriotic stars.
Gluing the stars onto the wreath.
The wreath hanging up.
It still didn’t look quite finished, so I glued a few mini pinwheels to some red twine and stretched it across the middle of the patriotic wreath.
Gluing pinwheels onto the wreath.
The mini garland was attached with a spot of hot glue to the back of the wreath.
The completed wreath on the door.
And I’m really, really pleased with the end result!
Red white and blue wreath.
I’ll be able to proudly display my wreath for years to come for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.  I might even leave it up all summer!
PIN IT FOR LATER!
Step-by-step directions for making a patriotic wreath for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th using supplies from the dollar store.

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10 Comments

  1. Laura @ Top This Top That says:

    sweet wreath suzy!

  2. SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says:

    Your wreath is lovely, Suzy! Hope you’re having a great holiday weekend! 🙂

  3. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    Very pretty Suzy…you are inspiring me to make a red/white/blue wreath for the summer!!!

  4. Shannon Fox says:

    Your wreath is Red, White and SPECTACULAR 🙂 Okay, blue too.
    Love it!!!!

  5. The Decorative Dreamer says:

    Ah! Easy peasy and Oh so cute! I saw those daisy flowers at Michaels yesterday and almost got some. Time to head back! LOL! Love this!!!!

  6. So pretty! I am so glad I stopped by. I am hosting a giveaway via Arcadian Home on my blog. It would be great if you could stop by. Have a lovely day!

  7. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says:

    Your wreath turned out great! So cute and good for all summer:@)

  8. Paula Parrish says:

    I love your red, white and blue wreath. Thanks for reminding me of just how lucky I am to live in the USA. ;o)