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DIY Star Neutral Wreath For Summer

Do you like neutral colors for summer? With so much red, white and blue around the house for Memorial Day and the 4th of July, I wanted to try a Neutral DIY Star Wreath for Summer that is patriotic without all the colors.

I decided to use recycle materials to make these wreaths and I can’t wait to see what you think!

Anything Goes Summer

Today I’m joining Pasha at Pasha is Home for her Anythings Goes Summer Blog Hop. You will see so much summer inspiration from 11 talented bloggers. If you are joining me from Kim at Cottage in the Mitten, Welcome! Kim’s creative ideas to make summer memorable were so fun.

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How To Make A DIY Star Wreath with Recycled Materials

First, you need to determine the materials for your stars. For this star wreath, I decided to recycle some aluminum cans.

In addition, I had a couple of twig wreaths that I’ve used for different occasions so they could be recycled as well.


How To Use Recycle Cans For Star Wreath

First, start saving your aluminum cans.

It takes more cans than you might imagine.

I was planning to make two wreaths and the Star Punch I used was 2.5 inches.

Therefore, I was only able to punch 4-5 stars per can.

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Remove the top and bottom rim of the aluminum can and then cut the can down the side to open flat.

Place the aluminum in the star punch and begin to punch your stars being sure to get as close to the edge of the can to maximize the number of stars per piece.

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Next, using a ball point pin, crease the aluminum star by drawing a dot in the center and a line to each point corners. Press firmly to get a good crease.

Finally, paint the star with Rust-oleum Metallic Burnished Amber Spray Paint.

You will want to create rows of tape to hold the stars in place while painting because they will blow away with the force of the spray.

Place several pieces of tape, sticky side up, on the surface you plan to paint on. Add a row at each end, sticky side down, to hold the tape in place. Then stick your stars to the sticky tape.

Spray paint the stars until completely covered for a rust like finish.

Once the paint is dry, flip to the other side and repeat.

DIY Wreath for Summer

Now you are ready to paint the twig wreaths with Rust-Oleum Chalked White Paint.

Since it was a warm, beautiful day, I hung the wreaths on a tree limb to paint them white.

Finish DIY Star Wreath

To finish the diy star wreath, gather your stars, wreaths and hot glue gun.

Apply hot glue to the back side of the aluminum stars and begin to attach them randomly to the twig wreath.

There is no right or wrong arrangement for the stars, however I decided to make one side heavy with them and lighter as I went around the wreath.


Once the stars are applied, you are ready to hang your wreath.

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The neutral star wreath really pops on the black door shutters we added last fall.

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The recycled stars really shine with the new burnish amber color.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. See the video tutorial below.

If you’d like to see more patriotic decorating ideas (with some red, white and blue) check out this Patriotic She Shed Greenhouse or this Patriotic Summer tablescape.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out Kelly at The Tatter Pew ,up next. I know you will love her outdoor table with blues and terra cotta.

Click Each Link Below To Follow Along….

Summer Inspiration from Eleven Talented Bloggers

Small Cottage Guest Bedroom, Vintage and Delightful // Dabbling & Decorating

Five Simple Things That Look Good on Your Summer Mantel // Robyn’s French Nest

Five 4th of July Party Ideas That Will Sparkle // Pasha is Home

DIY Summer Disco Ball Planter // Tater Tots & Jello

Lemon and Floral Summer Kitchen Decor // Willow Bloom Home

Five Minute Simple Summer Centerpiece // Midwest Life & Style

5 Affordable Summer Decor Ideas for a Small Front Porch // Simply 2 Moms

Seven Amazing Ways To Have A Memorable Summer // Cottage in the Mitten

DIY Star Neutral Wreath for Summer // The Pond’s Farmhouse

An Outdoor Summer Tablescape Using Blues and Terracotta // The Tattered Pew

5 Ways to Set An Everyday Summer Table // White Arrows Home

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Tuesday 27th of December 2022

Amazing! I love what you did to your diy wreath. It turned out even more beautiful. I have one like this, but was not sure what to do with it. That’s until now z. Thanks for sharing


Thursday 29th of December 2022

Ivory, I really appreciate this.

Brenda Miller

Friday 22nd of July 2022

I really liked it, very classy looking.


Friday 22nd of July 2022

Breanda, thanks so much!


Sunday 26th of June 2022

Love your wreath! I feel inspired to make one! Thank you!


Monday 27th of June 2022

Cheryl, I'm so glad. Thanks for stopping by.


Friday 24th of June 2022

This wreath is so pretty Rachel! I love the neutral tones you chose for it! The video was great too! Pinned!


Saturday 25th of June 2022

Cindy, I'm so glad you liked this. I appreciate your input.


Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

Super cute idea! I love that it's neutral. pinned!


Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

Cindy, I'm so glad you like it.