DIY Patriotic Wreath Is Easy To Make

by Alli

This patriotic wreath is so easy to make. Anyone can make this wreath – I promise!

Patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day and the 4th of July are not just days to crank up the grill and throw a big party. Memorial Day is not just the unofficial kick-off to the summer vacation season.

These special days are to honor our military and the birth of our country. So this DIY Patriotic Wreath fits the bill for my front door!

I am very much a Patriot (my high school mascot is, as well – Go, Patriots!). I believe in honoring those that have served and are serving to protect and defend us.

So, I made this simple (I don’t like too much frou-frou) wreath to adorn my front door. I like to show the world that I admire, respect, and celebrate the freedom we enjoy because of the brave men and women who have fought and died. God bless the USA! God bless our military!

Memorial Day Wreath

Basic yarn is not expensive so this wreath is a low-cost craft project, especially if you already have the yarn on hand. 

Patriotic Wreath

Materials Needed To Make A Patriotic Wreath

  • 1 foam wreath 
  • 3 skeins (isn’t that what they are called?) of yarn (red, white, blue)
  • Ribbon for hanging
  • Plastic Red and White Stars 
  • Hot Glue Gun

Use a tape measure and a pen and mark off six 4″ increments around the wreath. You should have approximately 7″ space left.

Start with the white yarn and wrap round and round until you fill the first 4 inches. Do the same with the red yarn for the next 4 inches, repeat with the white and red yarns until you’re left with the 7″ space. Use the blue yarn for the last 7 inches.  

When you finish one section, tie the end of that yarn to the beginning of the next yarn for the next section. Make sure the knots are on the backside of the wreath. 

Attach the stars. The ones I use have a self-stick dot on the back (see note below). Add a small loop of ribbon on the back of the wreath with a hot glue gun. Your wreath is done and is ready to hang in a covered area. 

This wreath cost less than $20.00 (with the Hobby Lobby coupon). And I had lots of yarn leftover!  Hmm . . . . what else can I make with this yarn?

Note: After hanging my wreath, I saw shooting stars. Those stars, one by one, fell to the porch. So, alas, I had to get out the hot glue gun and glue those suckers back on. 

Red, White & Blue Wreath

Totally Unrelated Helpful Hint

Have you ever been sitting in a waiting room, browsing through a magazine, and saw a recipe you just can’t live without?  

I would never tear a recipe out of a magazine that belongs to someone else (man, I hate that), so this is what I do:  I take a pic of the recipe with my smartphone.  

When I get home I either write it down in a binder where I keep recipes or I email it to myself and store it on my computer.  I also do that with tips I want to remember or a website I want to check out.

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Yield: One Wreath

DIY Patriotic Wreath

Red White and Blue Patriotic Wreath made with yarn

This easy DIY Patriotic Wreath is inexpensive and easy to make. You can hang it on the front door under a covered area.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 1 foam wreathย 
  • 3 skeins of yarn (red, white, blue)
  • Ribbon for hanging
  • Plastic Red and White Stars

Tools

  • hot glue gun

Instructions

    1. Use a tape measure and a pen and mark off six 4" increments around the wreath. You should have approximately 7" space left.
    2. Start with the white yarn and wrap round and round until you fill the first 4 inches. Push yarn together as you go so there are no gaps.
    3. Repeat with the red yarn for the next 4 inches, then white, (you should have 3 white and 3 red spaces). 
    4. Use the blue yarn to wrap around the last 7 inches.  
    5. As you finish each section, tie the end of that color yarn to the beginning of the next color yarn for the next section. Make sure the knots are on the backside of the wreath. 
    6. Use the hot glue gun to glue the stars on the blue yarn. Add a small loop of ribbon on the back of the wreath with the hot glue gun. Hang in a covered area.

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11 comments

Bethany May 20, 2013 - 8:44 am

I love this! You did a great job. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rebekah May 23, 2013 - 10:18 am

Make me a wreath! Please….

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Alli May 23, 2013 - 11:07 am

Really? You want one? I have lots of yarn left over. I will need to buy a foam wreath form.

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Louida May 20, 2014 - 11:09 am

What a great idea! Looks like it would be really easy to make! Pinning this for later, thanks Alli!

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Shirley ~Light Love Hope May 20, 2014 - 11:16 am

I absolutely love this! Great job!

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Lana May 20, 2014 - 11:29 am

Love this – so pretty and fun for summer holidays.

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Natalie May 20, 2014 - 12:06 pm

This is such a cute craft–and it looks easy enough for even me! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Alli May 20, 2014 - 1:49 pm

I only do easy! :).

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Christine May 20, 2014 - 12:38 pm

I love this! I think I’ll make one this weekend to hang up. Couldn’t be any easier AND it looks fabulous!

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Joy @ Yesterfood May 20, 2014 - 2:16 pm

This is so bright and cheerful and FUN! It puts me in the mood for summer. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- PINNED! ๐Ÿ™‚

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