With Memorial Day just passing and 4th of July quickly approaching, I thought I would share my DIY Patriot wreath with you. I used this wreath throughout the year on days like Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day and Patriot Day (September 11th).
There are many great examples of these type of wreaths all over Pinterest done with ribbon, burlap, yarn and even clothes pins. This is what I did with mine.
I bought all my supplies from Micheal’s Crafts
- 16 inch foam wreath
- red, white and blue felt
- white foam paper
- craft wire
- glue gun (already had)
I first started by covering what will be the wreath with strips of felt. I hang my wreath on a glass stormdoor so the back is visable from the inside of the house. I thought if I did the back same as the front it would be too “fluffy” and wouldn’t hang on the door properly.
Then I went crazy just cutting the felt into strips at first and then into rectangles and squares. In this case, size does not matter. I like the way it looks when the squares aren’t all uniform size.
Then start pinning them to your form wreath. I did a little more then half of the wreath with red and white stripes just by eyeballing the stripes. No real measurements are needed for this project. I ended up with 5 red stripes and 4 white stripes. Then I filled in what was left of the wreath with the blue felt pieces.
After I was happy with how it looked, I cut out the stars from foam paper. I would say I’m pretty good at freehand drawing certain shapes but apparently stars are not one of them.
I ended up printing out several size star outlines I found online and tracing them onto the form paper and then cutting them out.
After that, I cut 5 pieces of craft wire and twirled them around a pencil to make them curl. I attached the form start to one end with a dab or hot glue and poked the other end through the form wreath. Now it’s ready to be hung.
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