The 4th of July is right around the corner, and it’s one of my favorite summer holidays. I have lots of patriotic decor that I put up mid June and keep up for the rest of the summer. The red, white and blue colors are cheery and instantly make me think “summer”. It also happens to be my mom’s birthday. Her mom always told her that the fireworks were for her. And one of my favorite things to put up is my DIY 4th of July wreath that I made a few years back.
I found the instructions for this DIY 4th of July wreath while looking through a magazine. I am not a crafty person, so for me to attempt something like this is out of my comfort zone. This wreath is the kind of thing I’d usually overpay for in a craft store.
I already had a straw wreath I had bought back in November when I was going to make a DIY Thanksgiving wreath that Jill created at Baby Rabies. It didn’t ever happen, so the only thing I had to buy to make this wreath was tulle, ribbon and the stars. I think it came out pretty good!
It only took me about a half hour or so to make it, and was so simple even I couldn’t mess it up. And because it was inexpensive to make (less than $10 since I didn’t have to buy a wreath), I can’t wait to make one for each upcoming holiday!
Quick & Easy DIY 4th of July Wreath
So here is how to do it:
Cut 35 – 45 strips of red and white tulle (I actually used wire ribbon for the red!). Each strip should measure about 6 by 15 inches. I bought a 2-1/4 yard piece of 54 inch wide tulle for each color. Using a 12 or 18 inch straw wreath (leave the plastic on top of it to avoid a mess), knot the strips around the wreath, alternating colors every 10 knots. Line up the knots so they are even and fluff the tulle at the ends.
Next, using festive colored garland (I used one with blue, red, and silver starts about 8 feet in length) wind it around the wreath. I used white tulle to tie the garland on in a few spots.
I also got a long piece of red tulle and tied it to the top to hang from my wreath holder. It took longer to cut all the strips than to put the entire thing together!
The best part about this DIY 4th of July wreath is that you can easily remove the stars and reuse the wreath for other holidays – think pink and red hearts for Valentine’s Day or maybe adding ornaments and some green ribbon for Christmas.
What are some of your favorite simple and quick crafts to make for the holidays like this DIY 4th of July wreath? Since I had such a fun time doing this one, now I’m looking for others to make too!