Are you looking for a fun and creative way to show your patriotism this Fourth of July? Why not try making your own Red, White and Blue Wreath! This project is relatively easy to do with the right materials, and can be a great way to bring some festive cheer into your home. With just a few basic supplies such as construction paper, wooden clothespins and ribbons, you can craft a beautiful wreath for your front door or any wall in your house.
Having the right supplies is essential when it comes to crafting your own red, white and blue wreath. You’ll need a craft form- a 12″ Styrofoam wreath works great for this project. You’ll also need floral wire, scissors, an 18″ x 20″ burlap ribbon in red, white and blue respectively as well as 4-5 yards of 10-12 inch decorated mesh in red, white and blue. Lastly you will need about 6 pieces of coordinating decorative ribbon for tying on the back of the wreath such as patriotic stars or stripes. For accessories you can add flags or other patriotic decorations like sequin stars. Of course you can always adjust your supplies depending on what look you are going for with your design and how big or small you would like to make your wreath.
Step 1: Attach Decorative Elements
Attaching decorative elements is the fun part of making your own wreath. When choosing which elements to attach, it’s important to think about where they will be placed on the wreath and how they will look from a distance. It’s also important to make sure you have enough decorations for the size of your wreath so that it doesn’t look bare. Popular decorative elements for red white and blue wreaths include ribbons, stars, and fabric flowers. Start by affixing these elements along the outer edge of your wreath with floral wire or glue gun dots. Make sure each element is evenly spaced out around the entire circumference so that one side isn’t weighed down more than another. Once you’ve attached all your main decorations to the outer edge of your wreath, consider adding smaller accents in between or even inside them as well as attaching extra embellishments like bows or streamers at the top or bottom if desired. You can also add string lights once everything else is secure for an extra special touch!
Step 2: Add Flag Accents
Adding flag accents to your wreath is a great way to add a festive touch. Start by folding over the edges of your flags and then tucking them into the foam base of the wreath. Make sure that each side of the wreath has enough flag accent pieces for balance, about four or five per side should do it. You can even mix and match different types and sizes of flags for an interesting layered look if you like. Then simply use hot glue or floral tape to adhere the flags securely in place on your wreath form. Once you have added all of your flag accents, be sure to brush over them with some hairspray or sealant spray so they don’t fade away in the sun! This will give them lasting color and shine when displayed outdoors.
Step 3: Hang Your Wreath
Once you have finished creating your wreath, it’s time to hang it up. You can either attach a ribbon or wire to the back of the wreath and hang it from a nail on the wall or door, or use a specially designed wreath hanger that fits over the top of your door. To attach ribbon, cut two pieces about twice as long as your desired hanging height and tie them in a knot at one end. Cut an extra piece that is three times as long as the other two to use for tying around the nail on the wall or door. Loop each of the shorter ribbons through opposite sides of your wreath and then tie them together with a bow in front. Finally, tie your middle length ribbon around the nail so that you can hang up your wreath securely. If you are using a wreath hanger, first make sure that it is correctly sized for your door – too small and it won’t fit; too big and it will be too loose – then simply slip it over top of your door before hanging up your wreath. Now admire all of your hard work!
In conclusion, building a red white and blue wreath for any occasion is an easy and rewarding project. All you need to do is gather the supplies, follow the steps listed above, and then hang your beautiful creation up to enjoy. With just a few simple materials and tools, you can create a stunning patriotic centerpiece that will last through many seasons of celebration. Whether hung on your door or as part of your living room décor, this handmade wreath is sure to be admired by all who see it! Best of all, you can customize it however you like using different ribbons and embellishments according to the occasion. So go forth and show off your crafting skills at home with this easy tutorial! If going the DIY route doesn’t fit your style, no worries, you can still have the look by purchasing a pre-made wreath from a store like Heftyberry.