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Budget Patriotic Starfish Wreath: Easy Coastal DIY

If you want an easy coastal wreath that’s patriotic and full of charm, wait until you see this Starfish wreath. Made with 100% Dollar Tree supplies, this star wreath is budget-friendly but looks high-end. Whether you are decorating a seaside retreat or want to add a beachy feel to your home, this patriotic wreath is for you.

To create this super-easy wreath, you need only a little white spray paint, a hot glue gun, and $7.50 in Dollar Tree supplies. No high-tech crafting skills are required, and your front door will be the STAR of the neighborhood.

Rachel holding a Dollar Tree Star Wreath Frame for next craft project.

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DIY Coastal Wreath

I wanted to create a coastal wreath for our beach cottage and with Memorial Day and 4th of July on the horizon, I decided a coastal patriotic wreath would be fun. I had picked up a star wreath frame, some starfish, and some red, white, and blue beaded wire garlands.

With supplies from Dollar Tree, you can create inexpensive home decor. However, I don’t want my wreath to look cheap. I wasn’t sure exactly what my plan was but I grabbed several items that I felt I could work with and laid it all out. As I looked at all the pieces, a plan finally came together.

The garlands would provide a patriotic feel, and by adding the starfish, I could create a coastal starfish wreath for our beach cottage.

Starfish from Dollar Tree

Coastal Wreath Supplies

The coastal wreath supplies are exclusively from Dollar Tree which reduced the cost of this project greatly. For only $7.50, a tiny bit of white paint and few dots of hot glue, you can make a gorgeous red, white, and blue, starfish wreath.

Dollar Tree Supplies to make a Starfish Wreath with Coastal and Patriotic Feel.

Spray Paint Star Wreath Frame

The first step was to spray paint the star wreath frame white. I had originally thought I’d cover it with fabric or ribbon, but at the last minute, I decided to leave it exposed.

It only took a tiny bit of paint, and I had some left over from another project. Imagine that! LOL!

Wrap With Red, White, and Blue Garland

Dollar Tree has this great beaded wire garland in red, white, and blue, so I purchased one of each color. Each garland is long enough to wrap around the star wreath frame, but it’s tedious to work with that length at one time. So, I noticed that the garland was twisted together in smaller sections that were easy to separate. This made wrapping the garland much easier.

Wrap red beaded garland around star frame with Dollar tree supplies.

Wrap Red, White, And Blue Garland

Once the white star wreath frame is dry, you can begin wrapping the garland around it. Start with the red and use small sections to wrap around the outside edge of the star frame. Wrap tightly and evenly to cover the frame.

Wrap red beaded garland around  frame for a coastal wreath with Dollar tree supplies.

Next, wrap the middle frame with the white garland and the inside frame with the blue.

Add red, white and blue beaded garland to make a patriotic wreath with a  frame from Dollar Tree

To Bow or Not To Bow

The next step was deciding on whether to add a bow to the wreath. I just wasn’t feeling it. I didn’t think a bow would enhance this design. Therefore, I decided to use some of the garlands to create a small swag for the center.

Just twist a few strands of the garland together at the top and wrap around the center wire on the star frame. Add a drop of hot glue to secure it in place.

Add red, white and blue beaded garland to make a patriotic wreath with a frame from Dollar Tree

How To Make A Starfish Wreath

Once the frame was covered in red, white, and blue, I wanted to create a Starfish wreath to add a coastal feel. The starfish are three for $1.25 and I purchased two packs.

Once I laid the starfish on the patriotic wreath, I felt underwhelmed with the design. Thankfully, I had some of the beaded garlands left over. To enhance the starfish, just wrap the garland around the center of each starfish, allowing the beads to rest in the center of each star.

Starfish wrapped with beaded garland

Once you have all the starfish covered, use hot glue to attach them to the frame. I used five stars, one for each point.

Coastal Wreath with starfish and Dollar Tree Star Wreath Frame for inexpensive patriotic wreath.

Coastal Starfish for a Patriotic Wreath

The Coastal Starfish Patriotic Wreath turned out better than I expected. It looks good on our barn door, however, I can’t wait to add it to the beach cottage.

Coastal Wreath with starfish and Dollar Tree Star Wreath Frame for inexpensive patriotic wreath.

I hope you enjoyed this easy wreath tutorial. I’d love to know if you are inspired by this DIY project. If you make your own version, I hope you will share with me so that I can share on my Dirt Road Adventures which is published each Sunday.

Thank you for following along and I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you.

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Dollar Tree Supplies to make a DIY Wreath
DIY Coastal Wreath with Patriotic Starfish for beach cottage.


Sunday 19th of May 2024

Hi Rachel - First, I have to share, I see so many of your posts on Google Discover! This coastal starfish wreath is charming. It reminds me of summers on Cape Cod. The fact that it can be made affordably is an added bonus!


Monday 20th of May 2024

Anna, Thank you for sharing. I'm glad my posts are getting discovered. Thank you for following along.


Wednesday 15th of May 2024

I want to know if you ever sleep, Rachel, I swear you're a wealth of amazing ideas. You know just the right way to elevate things and make them fun and festive. I can't wait to try this and will share tomorrow too. It's fabulous! Hugs, CoCo


Thursday 16th of May 2024

CoCo, I'm so glad you like it. Thank you for all your support.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Sunday 5th of May 2024

What a great DIY for the patriotic holidays coming up! Thanks for sharing, Rachel.


Sunday 5th of May 2024

Kim, I'm glad you liked it.

Cheryl Atkinson

Saturday 4th of May 2024

Hi Rachel! I love when you can take items from Dollar tree and make something that doesn't look like its from Dollar tree. I would love to try this. Thank you for sharing!


Sunday 5th of May 2024

Cheryl, I'm so glad you like this one. Let me know how it turns out.