Summer is in full swing and Independence Day is right around the corner for those of us in the United States. I created this simple and festive Fourth of July wreath for the holiday using my interchangeable burlap wreath form, ribbon, and tulle. My design could easily be shifted for other holidays or national colors. It was so easy and only took about half an hour from start to finish, since I already had the burlap wreath form created. Read on to find out how to make one for yourself.
I scored a ton of chevron ribbon at a sidewalk sale in my neighborhood and thought the red and navy patterned spools would be perfect for this Fourth of July wreath. I pinned one end of the blue ribbon to the top of the wreath in the back, and then wrapped it around leaving lots of space in between. Then I repeated the pattern with the red ribbon going in the opposite direction so they overlapped at intervals. For the tulle “firework” I cut 8 inch strips of tulle in red and white. I made a stack of 6 of each color strip, then tied the stack with a simple knot. I folded the tulle over the knot and then pinned the knot down on the wreath. I repeated this same process with the next 2 stacks, for 3 total. They are simply pinned to the wreath and then fluffed up. So easy.
Rather than have a dozen wreaths hanging around in my attic when they are out of season, I use the same burlap covered wreath over and over by decorating it for each holiday. **Spoiler Alert** I made it out of a pool noodle from the dollar store. I secured the end together with duct tape and then covered that baby with burlap strips. I used pins to secure the burlap to the wreath form, and to secure all of the decorations to make them super easy to change out. You can see the Easter wreath here, as well as a summer wreath, and a Valentine’s Day wreath.
I’m very pleased with the way it turned out, especially since it cost under $5 to make. Frugal crafting is my favorite.
Happy Independence Day, America!
Do you decorate for the Fourth of July?