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!
So 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.
- straw wreath still wrapped in plastic
- burlap (I picked chevron & plain)
- red, white & blue ribbon
- greenery pins
- red, white & blue silk flowers
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.
For 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.
Leave just a little gap for a big bow. But so far your wreath should look like this…
And that’s it. Pretty simple, I promise!
Seriously 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!