Patriotic Wreath – tutorial

I’m still having a ball working on decorations for the 4th of July!  The table is almost ready to be set, the decorative pieces are done for a vignette or two.  But the door was  naked!

It needed a wreath.

Patriotic Wreath

Here’s how I made it:

I started with a grapevine wreath (Walmart)

Offray Ribbon (Walmart)

Bow (Dollar Tree)

2 4″x6″ flags (on hand)

Flowers, in Red, White & Blue (the red & blue flowers were large, and the white flowers were smaller to use as filler.

Silver glitter sprays (they remind me of fireworks)

hot glue gun, glue sticks

Glitter Letters – find instructions here

One Nation Under God Sign – find instructions here

Small piece of floral wire, for hanging

I started by hot gluing the ribbon to the wreath.

Gluing ribbon to Patriotic Wreath

Wrap the ribbon around the wreath & hot glue the other end to the beginning of the ribbon. Clip off excess ribbon.

Gluing Ribbon.to Patriotic Wreath

I didn’t like the gold twist ties that were on the bow, so I changed it up with some red ribbon.  (not that you can see it, but I know it’s there)

Bows

Glue on the bow & flags to one side.  I glued them over the ends of the ribbon to conceal them.

Gluing bow & flags to Patriotic Wreath

Start adding the flowers, large ones first & fill in with the smaller white ones.

Patriotic Wreath

I made some silver sparkle sprays for the wreath the same way that I made the ones for the Patriotic Centerpiece.  I added them where there were still some bare spots.

Taping sparkle sprays

Add a loop of wire to the back for hanging.

Add Wire to hang. Patriotic Wreath

It was pretty much done at this point.  But I wanted more.  (no surprise there)

I attached the Patriotic Sign to the wire in the back, with the lettering facing the front of the wreath.

Then I glued on the Glitter Letters to the other side of the wreath.

Now it felt complete.  I hope you give this wreath a try.  It really is easy to make.

Patriotic Wreath

Have a safe holiday.  Happy Creating Everyone!

 

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