Patriotic Wreath

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DIY Patriotic Wreath

This patriotic wreath was inspired by the fireworks of Independence Day! The sparkly blue mesh looks like the night sky with metallic chenille stems acting as crazy, loopy fireworks. This fun wreath is the perfect way to add whimsy to your 4th of July party, and to show your patriotism for the days leading up to your summer party.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How to Make It…

Wrap Yarn

Draw a line of glue on your wreath form and start wrapping your yarn around the form. We found it easiest to cut a few long pieces to wrap. This doesn’t have to look perfect, it just prevents the foam from showing through the mesh. Wrap around the entire form and leave it to dry.

Pin One End

Once the glue is dry, cut a very long piece of decorative mesh, and fold it lengthwise 2 or 3 times. Fold the frayed edge under and stick a t-pin through the mesh and into the wreath. Start wrapping the mesh loosely around the form.

Pin Ends

Once you’ve made it all the way around the form, cut the end and fold it under. Stick another t-pin through the end to hold it in place.

Pin Edges

This is what your wreath should look like now.

Make Pouf

Next, start making a decorative pouf by looping your mesh 4 or 5 times and bunching the loops together.

Tie

Wrap a piece of yarn around the end and tie it in a knot.

Add Pouf

Place your bunch on the inside of your wreath, and stick a pin through the front to hold it in place.

Wrap Pipe Cleaners

Next, cut your pipe cleaners in half and wrap them around your finger.

Add Pipe Cleaners

Weave the stems through the mesh in your pouf in random places until you get the look you would like.

Patriotic 4th of July Wreath

Hang your wreath on a door or wherever you need a little more festivity and enjoy!

 

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