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How To Make A Patriotic Wreath From Twigs: Dollar Tree Craft

I’m going to show you how to make a Patriotic Wreath using free twigs from your yard using a Dollar Tree wooden star. 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, about three months ago, I purchased two wooden stars from The Dollar Tree. I felt certain that a Patriotic Decor idea would occur to me. And it finally did!!

Dollar Tree wooden Stars and hand cut twigs.

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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.

Foraged twigs from forest cut to length. How To Make A Patriotic Wreath From Twigs - eco-friendly craft

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.


Step 1: Paint the Dollar Tree Star

Because it’s almost impossible to get twigs nestled together tightly, you will want to paint the Dollar Tree 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.

Wooden star from Dollar Tree being painted. Eco-friendly DIY 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, so I painted the flag in a haphazard method, lightly covering the twigs with a semblance of a flag.

Watch Video Tutorial

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.

Patriotic Wooden star attached to grapevine wreath. Eco-friendly sustainable DIY project.

Because I’m a more-is-less kind of girl, I chose 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.

For more Patriotic DIY Projects, see NO SEW Patriotic Pillow Cover and DIY Patriotic Napkins.

Wooden patriotic star wreath attached to shutter. DIY Craft Project from foraged materials.

The Patriotic Wreath adds just the right amount of rustic charm to the front porch for the upcoming 4th of July festivities.

Patriotic wooden star  twig wreath hung on shutter beside front door. Eco-Friendly and Budget minded craft project.

Resources for DIY Projects

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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How To Make A Patriotic Wreath From Twigs for 4th of July
How To Make A Patriotic Wreath From Twigs for 4th of July - Eco-friendly craft project.
How To Make A Patriotic Wreath From Twigs for 4th of July- budget friendly craft project.


Monday 12th of June 2023

Thanking the Great Spirit for all those who are not here and gave their all and are not here among us. My heart goes out to those families and mine and making my wreathed remembrance of them all It will remain on my home forever.


Tuesday 13th of June 2023

Bill, Thank you!


Saturday 10th of June 2023

Super smart idea ! Will try with the maple leaf as background...Rachel, you always are soooo inspiring...Thanks a bunch, Joan...


Sunday 11th of June 2023

Joan, That would be beautiful. I appreciate your encouragement.

Wendy McMonigle

Saturday 10th of June 2023

Super cute Rachel and I love the low budget cost for this project.


Sunday 11th of June 2023

Wendy, I appreciate you and your sweet encouraging words.


Saturday 10th of June 2023

Such a clever idea. I would have never thought of it. Hugs to you.


Saturday 10th of June 2023

Renae, Thank you. I appreciate your encouragement.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Thursday 8th of July 2021

This is just the cutest idea Rachel! I love it!

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Wednesday 14th of July 2021

Kim, Thanks for your encouragement.