Making a DIY Patriotic Wreath is so easy. I literally made mine with scraps of garland, yarn and flowers I had leftover from last year. I had no plan of how to do it; I simply started with one skimpy piece of garland and proceeded from there. The end result was a charming patriotic wreath that I could either hang on a door, or use as an informal centerpiece on my table.
I started with a grapevine wreath, because I was going for a rustic look. I slipped the end of my garland under a branch of the wreath and hot-glued it in place. (You could also secure it with pins, wire, etc.) The piece of garland I used was a bit skimpy, as I had taken flowers off it last year for another decorating project. I was not too concerned, as I had a supply of patriotic colored yarn, individual flowers, etc. just sitting in a box. The beauty of this wreath was that it was made entirely from scraps!
Once I had attached the garland, the wreath looked like this –
I then needed to fill in all the bare areas with an assortment of patriotic elements. I had scraps of small balls of yarn, in red, white and blue … so I decided to use those. I also had a few striped flowers, some solid-colored blooms, and a few small bundles of wispy flowers – all in patriotic colors. I grabbed them all and started to fill in the wreath …
Some of my favorite finds were these striped flowers that I had saved from last year. They actually came in one big bundle; therefore, I used pliers and cut each one individually. If you buy your flowers in bundles … rather than buying individual flowers … your pocketbook will thank you. I save even more money by buying the garland and flowers after the holiday is over, and can most times buy them for 60 – 75% off. In fact, that is how I bought the garland, and there are a lot of blooms on a garland!
When I was done filling it in, the wreath looked like this …
It’s always fun when a craft project ends up being more than what you expected it to be. My little patriotic wreath, made entirely from scraps, looks great hanging on the door … or as a table centerpiece with a red gingham tablecloth and blue-checked napkins. I am going to enjoy it both ways this year – for all my patriotic holidays.
And so I must ask you … “What’s in your closet?” You might have the makings for a terrific DIY wreath – just waiting to come to life! Open up your imagination (along with a few boxes and closet doors) for one never knows what magic might unfold. 🙂