I love this super simple DIY patriotic wreath. It is perfect for Memorial Day and 4th of July and really I have this guy up for most of summer. American flags are so classic they are really appropriate for any time of year.
This wreath is actually three years old so it does take some time to make but you can bring it out year after year so totally worth a mini Netflix binge to make this guy.
Here are your supplies:
To get started you just want to start wrapping the yarn around the wreath. If you want to measure and make little markings for each color you can but I just went for it and eyeballed the stripes. I wrapped about 3 inches of red and then cut the yarn and used a glue gun to secure the cut piece to the back of the wreath form. Then I did the same thing in white and on and on until you get about 2/3 of the way through. Then just do the navy color.
Now one thing is that you want to keep the plastic on your wreath mold so it is easier to wrap. If you take that off the straw stuff will be a big mess and after awhile it will start poking through the yarn. So keep the plastic on for sure.
For the stars you can use all sorts of things- white buttons, pom poms, felt stars you cut or you might just take a look around your local craft store for some white stars- I bet they have something.
I pulled out my Silhouette Cameo and cut the stars onto a white glitter cardstock. Then I used my glue gun to secure them to the blue yarn. The Silhouette makes it really easy to cut shapes with various types of paper. This is a glitter cardstock so it looks really pretty in the sunlight.
All in all I would say this project was about $15 or so to make and I wrapped the entire thing during one movie night at home. So about 90 min or so to finish it. Very easy and I promise if I can do it you can do it.
This would be really cool for a Beach House, for Memorial Day/4th of July and Labor Day or if you have that vintagey looking Americana theme in your house.
So there you have a very simple and inexpensive craft idea- those of you with older children might be able to enlist their help and make this a fun project together. I think the only things I might change on mine are having the same color touch the navy on both sides (red I think) and also I might make the navy party a little bigger. Otherwise I am really happy with it.
Grab your glue gun and get your craft on! If I can do this one then anyone can do this one!
Here are a few other projects you might also like:
I can’t believe it has been 30 days already since you started these series. I’m making blue and red jello today like on one of those posts 🙂
Thank you for posting all these great ideas. I really enjoyed the series 🙂
I am going to make the wreathe for my mom. She likes the Americana theme and is moving soon. I think it will make a cute house warming gift for her.
Thank you for all of the good ideas.
Love this idea…Memorial Day weekend is here. I may make one tomorrow….so cute! Thanks for sharing….
I just came across your post from pinterest. Do you know how much of each color of yarn you used? I am wanting to do this craft for about 40 women and it would be great to know amounts first! Thanks so much in advance!
Hi Ashlee- gosh I am sorry I don’t know how much yarn I used. I am not sure how I’d measure that… just by starting a new wreath with fresh yard and seeing approx how much of the ball was used by the end? I can’t think of another way to determine how much I used. I did this a few years ago and I am pretty sure I had a ton of yarn left– I would just take a guess and say you can probably get at least 4 wreaths from one of those long things of yard.
whay is the size of your wreath? What is it made of?
For the wreath do you think you could use a wire wreath rather than foam or straw wreath form?
Hmmm… I haven’t used a wire wreath before but aren’t they flat? I think it looks cute round but flat might be good too. You can always wrap a little yard around and see how it is looking.
Sorry that isn’t much help 🙂