DIY Patriotic Wreath

You know if I was a planner I totally would have done this wreath before Memorial Day so I could have used it this Spring. Oh well, instead I scored a bunch of my supplies on sale or clearance. I count that as a win in my book!

DIY 4th of july wreathSo in all 4 years of blogging, I’ve never made a patriotic wreath. Isn’t that sad? I figured it was about time that I got to work on this and decided to kind of mimic my Fall flower and burlap wreath.

patriotic wreath suppliesSUPPLIES:

  • straw wreath still wrapped in plastic
  • burlap (I picked chevron & plain)
  • red, white & blue ribbon
  • greenery pins
  • red, white & blue silk flowers

burlap wrapped patriotic wreathDIRECTIONS:
To get started I wrapped my wreath form in plain burlap. This just helps hide any mistakes and makes the whole wreath look cleaner.

Next I started adding the chevron burlap. I basically just looped and pinned, over and over and over again. Only on about 1/2 of the wreath form though. The rest you’ll fill in with flowers.

patriotic burlap wreathFor the flowers, I took them off the stem. To stick on the wreath form I used a greenery pin and stuck one side through the middle of the flower where the stem used to be. Seriously the best trick ever. Those flowers won’t go anywhere.
how to attach flowers to a wreathLeave just a little gap for a big bow. But so far your wreath should look like this…

DIY patriotic wreathNext take your red, white and blue ribbons (I picked a thick and thin ribbon and looped them together in a big bow). Pin it to the little empty space on your wreath.

And that’s it. Pretty simple, I promise!

patriotic DIY wreathAnd you can always go back and fluff your burlap loops. Don’t worry if they don’t look uniform at first. Also, you can repin if necessary.

patriotic burlap wreath DIY

4th of july wreath

4th of july burlap wreathSeriously loving this new DIY patriotic wreath, and it took me under an hour to construct! Look for sales on supplies though so you’re not spending a fortune. Grab those coupons or maybe even wait until after the 4th of July to snag stuff on clearance! Nothing wrong with making one in advance for next year!

DIY 4th of july wreath

Easter Mesh Carrot Wreath

Happy Monday everyone! Continuing on with my Easter theme and sharing my new door/wall bling today… an Easter Mesh Carrot Wreath.

easter mesh carrot wreathMaterials needed:
• Straw wreath
• Orange mesh & green mesh (got them 50% off at Michael’s)
• Greenery pins
• Knife
• Plastic cling wrap

easter carrot mesh wreathThis is a pretty easy project, but I promise you it’s gonna look like a hot mess for a little bit. Have faith and it will turn out ok!

So you’re going to start by chopping the straw wreath (still wrapped in the plastic) with your knife. I cut it into 3 even parts, then cut one of the pieces in half again (so basically 1/3, 1/3, 1/6 and 1/6). Form like below with the two larger pieces on the outside and the smaller pieces on the inside. And yes, this will get messy.

easter mesh wreath carrotThen wrap the sucker in cling wrap.
Like really wrap it until it feels pretty secure.

easter carrot mesh wreath tutorialNext you’re going to use the greenery pins to completely cover the form in orange mesh.

mesh carrot easter wreathPretty soon it will look like below.

carrot easter mesh wreathNow it’s time to add your final orange layer of small “bubbles” to the wreath form. Fill in the top with your green “bubbles” keeping it kind of behind the orange layer. And lastly add a little loop in the back to hang (I just used an extra piece of mesh rolled tightly and pinned it to the back of the wreath form).

And your final piece will look a little something like this…

easter mesh carrot wreathIf you remember my Christmas sun room décor, I made this little wood background to go above our TV hutch to display my wreaths. The wreath just hangs on here with a Command Brand hook. Super simple.

easter carrot mesh wreathAnd I love how this is something a little different than your normal Easter wreath. I’m going to hang this eventually on the front door… ya know, once the snow melts.

mesh carrot wreath easterI love how the mesh shimmers too in the sunlight.
Yep, I think this is one of my favorite wreaths to date!

easter mesh carrot wreath

easter mesh carrot wreath tutorial