Monday, June 18, 2012

Fourth of July Wreath

Well, I finished yet another craft project that I've been wanting to do for some time now. I have always wanted to make a wreath but never got the courage to do so, and possibly the time. But, just the other day I managed to finish a wreath just in time for the hubby to come back home and the celebration of Fourth of July. This idea is not my original idea, I got the idea from online.

So, here is how I made this wreath… P.S: It does tend to be tedious work.

What you will need:
4 blue felt
3 red felt
3 white felt
1 white foam
1 styrofoam wreath (make sure it's the round hard one and not the sqaure/round one… otherwise you probably have to do this project twice ;) Lol if you catch my drift… learn from the person who made the mistake.)
push pins (300 count)
hot glue/glue gun

I got all my supplies at Joann's but Michael's or any other craft store should have all you are looking for as well.
In addition, the felt make give or take depending on how close or far apart you put your pieces.

To start off, cut your felt into 2x2 squares. It doesn't have to be down to precise science, but as long as they're roughly the same size than it will be okay. A trick I did was after I cut my first 2x2 square, I would move it up right above and then trace it out with my scissors and kept repeating that over and over that way I wouldn't have to remeasure the length.

 Fold it corner to corner

 Then fold it to the other corner

And finally put a push pin in

 To start out, put all the corners together like I have shown before. But once you get going, you can just put them in a row.

 Now that you have started with the four corners, you can start to place one of the pieces right behind the one already pinned into the wreath. Make sure it's not too far apart otherwise it won't look full and leave a gap, but you don't want it too close either because then it will get too bunched up.

 Showing you how to lift the piece up and placing it

See, I started to line it up rather than start another 4 piece square. You will continue doing this all the way around with your colors. You can either do 2 red, 3 white like I chose or you can do 4 white, 3 red  and make them smaller groups.. it's totally up to you to make your own. Just make sure the blue one is the largest of them.
Also, when you are pinning make sure you pin on the inside of the wreath and on the outer side of the wreath that way it is not shown. It really isn't necessary to pin the backside since that won't be shown and it can lay flush against the door, but if you are feeling up to it - then go right ahead.

After you're finished pinning, go ahead and cut out your stars, you can make these as small or big and as many as you like. Hot glue them onto the blue felt and then you're ready to attach your ribbon on the backside to be hung.  I like my ribbon shorter so it's not hanging too low but you can do however you please.

This project probably took me about 3 hours or so in one sitting (I don't think I recommend this Lol)


  1. Love it! I need to make a new wreath. Lucas' Bday wreath is still hanging up. haha

    1. Thanks! Lol oh wow, but that's okay.. you got some time before summer is over with!

  2. Thanks Bridget for sharing your blog. Your step by step instructions are great on how to make the wreath. It was a lot of work, but I guess it paid off in the end. This is something you can do for all the holidays. I love the wreath, you did a great job!

  3. I always said you got my personality and your mother’s talent. Looks perfect. Love Dad