Patriotic wreaths are lovely to craft and there are so many 4th of July craft ideas for you and your children to try crafting. In this article I will be explaining how to make an easy red, white and blue patriotic wreath that is suitable for both adults and children to make.
This DIY patriotic wreath is sure to look amazing on your door to welcome people to your home this 4th of July!
What is a "patriotic wreath"?
Patriotic wreaths are a great way to celebrate freedom on 4th of July. A patriotic door wreath usually features the traditional colors of the American flag and is the perfect way to decorate the outside of your home and show off your patriotic pride.
A red white and blue wreath will look great on any door and what better excuse to make one than Independence day.
Why is this patriotic wreath a great 4th of July Craft idea?
This red, white and blue wreath craft is suitable for adults to make alone yet also simple enough for children to join in and help. This makes it a great family activity in the lead up to 4th of July.
The patriotic door wreath idea that I am going to show you in this article is inexpensive to make and most of the materials needed are available from the dollar store.
The patriotic wreath will look great on your front door or even hanging inside your home as a 4th of July decoration.
- 60 wooden clothespins
- A wreath frame
- Wooden star shapes
- Red, white and blue poster paints
- Craft glue
How to Make a patriotic wreath
- First paint 12 of your clothespins blue, 24 of your clothespins white and 24 of your clothespins red.
- Next, paint your wooden stars white. You may need to wait for the paint to dry before applying another coat.
- Once the paint is dry, it is time to take the wreath frame and peg your clothes pins to it. Place all the blue clothespins next to each other on the left side of your patriotic wreath.
- Arrange the red and white clothespins in groups of four to make stripes around the rest of your patriotic wreath. If you have any gaps then fill them with leftover clothespins.
- Once all the clothespins are on and you have a red white and blue wreath, use your glue to stick the white wooden stars to the blue pegs.
- Lastly, take the string and tie it around your DIY patriotic wreath so you can hang it on your door.
Tips & Tricks
- Depending on the size of your wreath frame, you may find your clothespins spin or flip when you hang your wreath. To stop this from happening you can use a little glue to stick the clothespins to the wreath as you apply them.
- You may need to let your paint dry and apply a second coat of paint to your clothespins and stars in order for the wood to not show through.
- You can dry your clothespins faster using a hairdryer.
- You may find you need more or less clothespins than I used, this is fine and will depend entirely on the wreath frame you use for your fourth of July wreath.
- If you are in a hurry you could use spray paint instead of poster paint. Simply spread out your pegs on a piece of paper outside and spray them all at once.
If you are looking for more amazing 4th of July ideas check out our recipe for patriotic cupcakes.
How to make a patriotic mesh wreath?
To make a patriotic mesh wreath you will need red, white and blue deco mesh, some pipe cleaners and a wreath frame. Prepare the frame by twisting on pipe cleaners around the edge.
Attach one end of the mesh to a pipe cleaner and then continue around the wreath frame, puffing the mesh as you go and connecting it to the pipe cleaners.
How to make a patriotic burlap wreath?
In order to make a patriotic burlap wreath you will need a wreath frame and red, blue and natural tan burlap ribbons. Alternating the colors, you will need to loop the burlap loosely around the wreath frame, twisting each loop to attach it as you go round.
You can also wrap the burlap straight round the frame to make a simpler looking wreath.
How to make a patriotic ribbon wreath?
How to make a patriotic pool noodle wreath?
You can use a pool noodle as a wreath base by twisting it into a circle and sticking the ends together with a hot glue gun. This idea won't work for the clothespin patriotic wreath that I have shown you but a pool noodle would make a great frame for a mesh or burlap patriotic wreath.
How to display your patriotic wreath?
Your DIY patriotic wreath can be hung on your front door to decorate the outside of your house. You could also hang your patriotic wreath inside on a wall or door as a 4th of July decoration.