Make Your Own Fourth of July Wreath

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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  1. deedee says

    This is gorgeous! Now I want to go buy supplies and make this!

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  3. April says

    This is so beautiful! That last picture made me want to make a dog collar for my German Shepard that looks just like that wreath. XD Is that totally weird?

  4. Anita Onyett says

    How do you keep the wreath dry when it rains? It looks like a cute wreath to make.

    • Polly says

      I guess it depends on your door. Mine is protected from the elements. You can always hang it somewhere inside!

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  6. Tracey says

    What size is the wreath form – and were the 6 sheets of red & white and 4 sheets of blue felt enough to do the entire wreath?


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  8. Kathy says

    You don’t say what size foam wreath you used???

    • Rachel says

      I think it was an 18 inch wreath.

  9. Kay says

    What kind of felt? Is acrylic fine?

    • Polly says

      Gosh, I didn’t know there were different kinds! It was just the typical kind you find at a craft store.

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  11. Lynette says

    I’m making this now for a theater production. Excited to show it off!

  12. Becky says

    I made one!!! Not sure how to post a pic here, though……

    • Rachel says

      Oh please post it on our Facebook page! Or email us thrivinghome (at) gmail (dot) com. We’d love to see it and show others.

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  15. Seymone says

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

    • Rachel says

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

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

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  23. Amber says

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

    • Polly says

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

  24. Erin says

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

    • Polly says

      It turned out GREAT!! Well done, Erin!

  25. 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!!


    • Polly says

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

  26. Erin says

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

    • Polly says

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

    • Polly says

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

      • Buffy says

        Thank you for the step instructions with photos ..I plan on making this wreath in the next week or so..I’m using a pool noodle instead of the craft store foam wreath ..wish me luck !