I’m going to show you how to make a Patriotic Wreath using free twigs from your yard. It’s an easy, budget-friendly project that you can make with the kids or grandchildren.
Y’all, I love to create projects from foraged items that can be made practically for FREE! If you enjoy a project like that, you will enjoy today’s tutorial.
Do you ever purchase something without a clue how you plan to use it?
I do it all the time!
However, I usually find a use for these inexpensive items, eventually!
So I purchased two wooden stars from The Dollar Tree about 3 months ago. I felt certain that a Patriotic Decor idea would occur to me by the 4th of July.
And it finally did!!
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How To Make A Patriotic Wreath
You have probably seen many patriotic wreaths with beautiful red, white, and blue ribbons. However, today’s wreath is unique.
First, I planned to add foraged twigs to the wooden stars to decorate the porch for the 4th of July.
Originally I thought they would hang on the shutters alone. However, once finished, they were smaller than I anticipated, so I decided to add a grapevine wreath.
Let’s take a look at all the supplies needed.
Materials for a Patriotic Wreath
Since I already had the stars, I decided to forage for the rest of the supplies. I began by gathering several twigs from my yard.
I have several foraged grapevine wreaths that I’ve made and can reuse as needed. You can see how I forage for DIY Decor Supplies on 10 Free Tips for Fall Decorating.
The only other items needed were hot glue and paint.
If you don’t already have wooden stars, you can use heavy cardboard to cut a star design.
- 9 inch wooden star – or heavy cardboard star
- Red, white and blue craft paint
- Hot Glue Gun
- small paint brush
- Grapevine Wreath (optional)
Step 1: Paint the Star
Because it’s almost impossible to get twigs nestled together tightly, you will want to paint the natural wood stars with a dark color.
Any dark color, such as black, brown, or gray, will work to disguise the gaps between the twigs. This became apparent to me when I was working on the DIY Hydrangea & Twig Flower Project.
Step 2: Add Twigs
Next, cut twigs slightly longer than the dimensions of the star. You will want to attach all the twigs horizontally to the wooden star.
To attach the twigs, begin at the widest section and work upward and downward. The best method to attach the twigs is with a hot glue gun.
You will see gaps, however, just fill in any gaps with smaller twigs. I also found that it may be necessary to cut twigs into smaller pieces to allow them to lie flat on the star.
Step 3: Paint Twigs
Finally, paint the twigs in a patriotic design. I wanted a flag design on the wreath, so I used red, white, and blue paint.
Add paint using craft paint and a small paintbrush.
I intended for the patriotic wreath to have a rustic design, and therefore, I painted the flag in a haphazard method. Just lightly covering the twigs with a semblance of a flag.
Rust Patriotic Wreath
Once your twig wreath is dry, you can hang it on a grapevine wreath. However, it looks really cute alone, hanging on a door or window.
Because I’m a more is less kind of girl, I choose to hang the star wreath over a grapevine wreath. The star was slightly smaller than I envisioned and therefore, I wanted to add a little more drama to the decor.
The Patriotic Wreath adds just the right amount of rustic charm to the front porch for the upcoming 4th of July festivities.
I hope you enjoyed this inexpensive DIY project and that you are inspired to create one yourself.
Thanks for stopping by today, and I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you! Please leave a comment if you have any questions!
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