• Make Your Own Fourth of July Wreath

    by Polly on June 19, 2012

    After seeing a Fourth of July fireworks stand being set up yesterday, I got really excited for the upcoming holiday! So when I stumbled on this wreath idea from Capital B, I got motivated and made one for myself!

    Fourth of July Wreath: A DIY Holiday Decorating Idea

     

    Fourth of July Wreath

    Despite this project being a bit time consuming, it was fun and very easy to do. I recommend doing it with a friend or a group of people. It’s a bit monotonus so we just chatted away while we pinned and pinned.

    Want to make your own? Here’s how:

    Supplies Needed to Make Your Own Fourth of July Wreath

    • 1/4 yard (or 6 sheets) of red felt fabric
    • 1/4 yard (or 6 sheets) of white felt fabric
    • 1/8 yard (or 4 sheets) of blue felt fabric
    • 300+ Straight Pins
    • Craft Wire (I got mine in the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby)
    • Adhesive Stars
    • A Foam Wreath

    Fourth of July Decorating Idea

    1. Cut your fabric into 2×2 pieces

    This doesn’t have to be perfect AT ALL. Just estimate and be somewhat consistent in your size as you cut.

    Fourth of July Decorating

    2. Mark Measurements on Your Foam Wreath

    It helped me to have a little guidance on where my colors would go so I marked up my wreath with some guiding lines to help. My red and white sections turned out to be about 3 inches wide and my blue section was about 8-9 inches. You don’t have to be exact on this at all so don’t get too stressed out about it. Just do what looks good!

    Make a 4th of July Wreath

    3. Fold and Pin Your Felt Fabric Squares to the Wreath

    Fold your square in half. Now fold it in half again. Pin the bottom corner to the wreath.

    Fourth of July decoration

    4. Continue to Pin Fabric All Around the Wreath

    There really is no method to the madness. Just fold, fold, and pin over and over again. You can pin the fabric as close as you want or spread them out as much as you want. You’ll get the feel for it after a few pins. Sometimes I would pin one down and spread out the fabric to see what surface area it could cover. It helped me to know where to pin next.

    How to Make a 4th of July Wreath

    Red, White, and Blue Wreath

    I didn’t see it necessary to cover the back of my wreath since it would be hanging on my door. I just did enough to where the fabric covered all the visible foam when looked at from all angles. Here is the back of my wreath.

    Back of fourth of july wreath

    4. Attach the Stars to Your Fourth of July Wreath

    Stars on Wreath

    To curl your wire, just wrap it around your finger or a pen. It should stay in that shape.

    Since I bought stars that had the adhesive backing, I just slid the craft wire in between the paper you peel off and the adhesive back. If you had paper stars, you could just use tape.

    Star with adhesive back

    If your wire is strong enough, you could just stick one end into the foam wreath. My wire wasn’t that strong so I had to use a different method. I pulled one of my pinned pieces out, wrapped some of my wire around the bottom part and stuck it back into the wreath. This method worked fine for me. See picture below to help you understand what I mean.

    Attaching star to wreath

    To hang it you can either staple a loop of fabric to create a place for it to hang on a nail. I just shoved my foam wreath directly on the nail. Either way works.

    Fourth of July Wreath

    5. Celebrate! You’re Fourth of July Craft is done!

    This is my dog Sophie and my friend, Karis, who crafternooned with me. We had a blast!

    Karis and Fourth of July Wreath

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    Erin June 23, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Thanks so much for your post! I love your step by step instructions. I can’t wait to make my own!

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    Polly June 23, 2012 at 1:37 am

    I read it too. It’s a page turner isn’t it!?

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    Polly June 23, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Glad you liked it! Send me pictures if you make one of your own!

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    Kathryn Pepper June 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    This is so stinkin’ cute! I love how the stars are boingy :) I’d love for you to link this up to my link party!!

    Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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    Polly June 27, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Thanks. They are pretty fun, aren’t they!

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    Erin June 26, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks again for the idea. All of my friends love it! Here’s a picture :-)

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    Polly June 27, 2012 at 12:26 am

    It turned out GREAT!! Well done, Erin!

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    Amber June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Love it! Going to try to make it! What size wreath did you use?

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    Polly June 27, 2012 at 3:10 am

    You know, I’m honestly not sure what size it was! Honestly, any size would probably work.

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    Cindy deRosier July 2, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your wreath! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/patriotic-felt-wreath/

    Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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    Rachel July 3, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Thank you so much, Cindy! We love your magazine and are honored to be featured!

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    Seymone June 26, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Thank you so much for the detailed directions! I made one just last night and it turned out great!! Thanks again for sharing!!!

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    Rachel July 1, 2014 at 8:24 am

    We’re so glad it turned out well. It’s so cute, isn’t it?

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