DIY: Fourth of July Wreath That You Can Make In A Half Hour!
The 4th of July is right around the corner, and it’s one of my favorite summer holidays. I have lots of patriotic decor that I put up mid June and keep up for the rest of the summer. The red, white and blue colors are cheery and instantly make me think “summer”.
This year, I found while looking through a magazine, I found directions for a Fourth of July wreath that looked simple enough to make. I am not a crafty person, so for me to make a statement like this is really saying something. This wreath is the kind of thing I’d usually overpay for in a craft store, and since money is tight, I decided to try to make it myself.
I already had a straw wreath I had bought back in November when I was going to make a Thanksgiving wreath. It didn’t ever happen, so the only thing I had to buy to make this wreath was tulle, ribbon and the stars. I think it came out pretty good!
It only took me about a half hour or so to make it, and was so simple even I couldn’t mess it up. And because it was inexpensive to make (less than $10 since I didn’t have to buy a wreath), I can’t wait to make one for each upcoming holiday!
So here is how to do it:
Cut 35 – 45 strips of red and white tulle (I actually used wire ribbon for the red!). Each strip should measure about 6 by 15 inches. I bought a 2-1/4 yard piece of 54 inch wide tulle for each color. Using a 12 or 18 inch straw wreath (leave the plastic on top of it to avoid a mess), knot the strips around the wreath, alternating colors every 10 knots. Line up the knots so they are even and fluff the tulle at the ends.
Next, using festive colored garland (I used one with blue, red, and silver starts about 8 feet in length) wind it around the wreath. I used white tulle to tie the garland on in a few spots.
I also got a long piece of red tulle and tied it to the top to hang from my wreath holder. It took longer to cut all the strips than to put the entire thing together!
The best part about this wreath is that you can remove the stars and reuse the wreath for other holidays – think pink and red hearts for Valentine’s Day or maybe adding ornaments and some green ribbon for Christmas.
What are some of your favorite simple and quick crafts to make for the holidays? Since I had such a fun time doing this one, now I’m looking for others to make too!