Memorial Day is coming up soon, and then it’ll be the Fourth of July! For Americans, summer months are filled with patriotic holidays and events. Why not liven up your front door with this seriously simple burlap and foam patriotic flag wreath? Everything you need can be found at the local dollar store (or you can just order them online) and you can easily make it your own with the addition of simple embellishments. Show your American pride in this easy craft and don’t be afraid to let your flag fly high!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- green foam wreath form (green is stronger and more durable than the white)
- small paper flag toothpicks (cupcake toppers)
- 2 rolls of burlap ribbon, thick
- hot glue, glue gun
Begin by adding a dab of hot glue to the end of the burlap ribbon. Press it to the inside of the wreath form and hold in place until secure.
Start wrapping the burlap ribbon around the wreath form. Slightly overlap as you wrap. Pull tightly as you wrap to avoid any gapping or wrinkles.
Continue wrapping until the entire wreath is covered with the burlap. When you get to the end of your ribbon, add another dab of glue and press the end to the inside of the wreath for a clean finish.
Now, snip the flags off the toothpicks.
Cut a length of twine that will run across the entire wreath.
Add some glue along the piece of twine and start pressing the flags to to it. Space them evenly as you add, making sure each flag is going in the same direction.
Continue adding flags to the twine until the length is full.
Add a dab of glue to each end of the twine and press to the back of the wreath. Hold in place until dry.
You can now add additional ribbon for hanging or display your wreath on a nail or wreath hook as is.
How cute is that? So simple and easy to make, and it will take you less time to put it together than it will to go to the store and buy the supplies! It’s truly a great craft for the non-crafty among us!