This week I finally got out my 4th of July decorations from the garage, and realized I have very few. But I do love a good wreath, so I decided to make a patriotic one for my front door. I’ll show you a quick DIY wreath that is so easy my 6 year old did some of it for me!
I got all of my supplies from the Dollar Tree, but most craft stores will have similar supplies.
- 1 floral wire wreath. Mine is 16″ in diameter.
- Patriotic fabric (or you can do any other season or holiday) I used lightweight infinity scarves. I used 3 blue, and 4 of each of the red and white. I divided my scarves into thirds and cut them. Each piece was approximately 14″X20″. I used a total of 9 blue pieces, 12 red, and 12 white.
- Other decorating accessories if you want to jazz it up a bit more.
- Hot glue gun if you’re adding embellishments.
Here we go!
1. Cut your fabric into evenly sized rectangles. Mine were approximately 14″X20″.
2. Take one rectangle and fold it in half horizontally
3. Slide the folded rectangle under your wreath with the loop side out and open ends in towards the center.
4. Reach through the loop, and pull the ends though
5. Slide each of the following pieces of fabric down against the previous one and pull to tighten.
I started with the blue section, then alternated between the red and white the rest of the way around. (My youngest jumped in to help me finish it off.) If you’re making one for another season or holiday, get creative and make it festive!
Lastly, I gathered all my assorted embellishments and laid them out to decide what all I wanted to use and where I wanted them to be. Once I settled on their placement, I used my trusty hot glue gun to attach them to the wreath.
Congrats! You’ve made your very own DIY wreath!