How Do You Make a 4th of July Wreath?
There are many ways to decorate your home for the 4th of July. You can hang streamers, install red, white and blue LED lights or plant tiny American flags in your garden. However, if you’re looking for a fun and creative project, consider making your own 4th of July wreath.
How do you make a 4th of July wreath? Independence Day wreaths are surprisingly easy to make and only require a few materials. Just stop by your closest art supply store to pick up materials and try making one of the wreaths mentioned below.
4th of July paper wreath
People of all ages can easily put together a patriotic paper wreath. All you need is a paper plate, red paper, blue paper, white paper, glue and scissors. First, cut a hole in the center of the paper plate to form the shape of a wreath. Then use your scissors and colored paper to cut out several stars. Glue the stars to your paper plate and you’ve got a great decoration that’ll last for years to come. You could even add extra decorations, like glitter and ribbons.
If you want something more extravagant, try making a patriotic paper Dahlia wreath. For these types of wreaths, you’ll need red, white and blue cardstock paper, scissors, a hot glue gun, ribbons and cardboard. Cut your cardstock into fourths, then roll them into a cone shape. Secure the cones with hot glue before gluing them to a piece of cardboard cut in the shape of a circle. Start gluing one color to the edge of your cardboard circle and work inward. By the end, you’ll have a beautiful patriotic wreath to hang on your door.
July 4th pompom wreath
If you want to avoid paper cuts, try making a patriotic pompom wreath. To make these wreaths, you’ll need red, white and blue yarn, pins, fabric twine and jewelry headpins.
Start by making your pompoms. Cut a small circle out of cardboard with another smaller circle in the middle to make your pompom template. Wrap the yarn around the template until it’s completely covered. Cut the yarn along the edge of the cardboard, then use another, longer piece of yarn to tie everything together. Use this method to make many pompoms of varying colors.
You can find a foam wreath form online or at a local craft store. After making plenty of pompoms, simply pin them to the foam wreath form. While this type of wreath takes some time to complete, it’ll be worth having a patriotic decoration unlike any other.
Independence Day clothespin wreath
A clothespin wreath is one of the simplest and most fun patriotic decorations to make. Start off by gathering the supplies, which include clothespins, spray paint, a wire wreath form, wooden stars, hot glue and ribbon. Cover your work area before getting started to avoid paint stains. Lay the clothespins along your work area and spray paint them with red, white and blue paint. Be sure to cover the clothespins completely before letting them dry.
After your clothespins have fully dried, you can start assembling them along the wire wreath form. We recommend using around five to six clothespins of the same color before switching. However, this is up to your personal preferences.
Once you have all the clothespins in place, glue a few wooden stars to the wreath, then hang the completed decoration on your door.
Pool noodle wreath
Repurpose one of your own pool noodles into a fun, patriotic decoration. Simply form a circle with your pool noodle and tape the ends together. Gather several strips of fabric, then start gluing them around the pool noodle. Denim works best, as it’s a strong fabric. After fully covering the noodle in fabric, decorate the wreath however you want. You could add red, white and blue flowers or hang tiny American flags. The decoration possibilities are endless with this type of wreath.
Dress for your 4th of July celebration
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