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 todays tutorial.
I’m going to show you how to make a Patriotic Wreath using free twigs from your yard. It’s an easy project and it’s almost free.
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 could imagine that a Patriotic Decor idea would occur to me by the 4th of July.
And it finally did!!
Materials for a Patriotic Wreath
Since I already had the stars, I decided for forage for the rest of the supplies. I gather several twigs from my yard.
I have several plain 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 was hot glue and paint.
If you don’t already have wooden stars, you can use heavy cardboard to cut a star design.
Paint for 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.
Next, cut twigs slightly longer than the dimensions of the star. I plan to attach all the twigs horizontally on the wooden star.
Attached each twig with hot glue. You can 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.
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Paint a Patriotic Wreath Design
Finally, paint the twigs in a patriotic design. I wanted a flag design on my wreath so I used red, white and blue paint.
I was 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.