A tutorial for my July 4th Stars & Stripes Patriotic Wreath (& details about a new giveaway)

I was so inspired by Patty’s July 4th  Wrap & Roll Patriotic Bandana Wreath that I made my own July 4th patriotic wreath.  I followed Patty’s instructions and changed it up just a bit. Start to finish, I made my Stars & Stripes Patriotic Wreath in under an hour. In fact, it took longer to photograph, write and build this post than it took to make my July 4th wreath. I’m announcing a giveaway today, too, so read on.

how to make a quick & easy July 4th wreath

Here’s the wreath I made based on Patty’s Wrap & Roll Patriotic Bandana Wreath.

To make the Stars & Stripes Patriotic Wreath you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:  12” x 2” wreath
  • Craft bandanas, one each red, white & blue
  • Straight pins
  • Star buttons, eight in red & white
  • Optional: Glittered star ornament
  • Low-temp glue gun & glue sticks
  • Tools needed: Scissors; iron; optional: cutting mat & rotary cutter
how to make a quick & easy patriotic wreath

You won’t need much more than this to make your wreath.

To make the Stars & Stripes Patriotic Wreath:

1. Iron the bandanas to remove the wrinkles. Trim off hemmed edges.

2. Cut the bandanas into 1-1/4″ wide strips as follows:

  • Blue: 4 – 5 strips
  • Red: 8 strips
  • White: 7, 8” long strips

(Note: I used my rotary cutter & cutting mat when cutting the bandanas. Patty preferred tearing her strips. You can use whichever method you like.)

here's how to make a quick & easy patriotic bandana wreath craft

Pin your strip to the back, and wrap it several times around the wreath, pinning the other end to the back. Trim off any excess bandana fabric.

3. Pin the end of one red bandana strip to the back of the wreath, and wrap it around the wreath. Pin the other end to the back of the wreath, and trim away any excess fabric. Continue pinning and wrapping the red strips until you’ve covered about 3/4 of the wreath.

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You’ll wrap about 3/4 of your wreath in red bandana strips.

4. Wrap the remaining wreath in blue bandana strips.

how to make a fast, patriotic wreath for July 4th decorations

Wrapped & ready for embellishing!

5. Add the white stripes. Pin and wrap a white bandana strip on each side where the red and blue fields meet. Repeat with the remaining five white strips, spacing them evenly around the red field.

6. Glue star buttons onto the blue field.

7. Glue and pin a 10” red bandana strip to the back side and use as a hanger.

8. Optional: Pin and glue a glittered star to the center of the wreath.

I hope you’ve been inspired by Patty’s bandana crafts.  I’d like to share Patty’s beautiful designs with you. For your chance to win Patty’s Fringed Bandana Wreath, Fringed Bandana Topiaries, or Wrap & Roll Patriotic Wreath, leave a comment below and tell me about your plans for July 4th. I’ll draw three names after midnight on July 3rd, and I’ll announce the winners on Wednesday, July 4th.

Happy crafting!

Sharon  

P.S. You can see more of Patty’s pretty and oftentimes whimsical designs on her blog Capture the Details. She also sells sweet paper creations in her etsy shop at P.S. It’s in the Details. It’s definitely worth a look!

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33 Responses to A tutorial for my July 4th Stars & Stripes Patriotic Wreath (& details about a new giveaway)

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  6. What an awesome idea! I can totally do this :) Thank you for making me feel crafty… and for joining in the Pin Party!!

  7. Judith Strausbaugh says:

    Love all the wreaths – usually celebrate my son’s birthday which is on the 6th of July

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  9. Lisa M says:

    What a great idea….love the bandanas…I’ll add this to my need to try crafts.
    Long list but I’m having fun creating all the new ideas. Thanks

  10. Birgit says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Your wreath turned out amazing! Thanks for sharing all those photos. :)

    While I live in Germany, I still celebrate 4th of July. I might re-watched “Independence Day” — it has been so long that I watched that science fiction movie. I am thinking of cooking hamburgers tomorrow — and I will certainly eat some marshmallows, too.

    Thanks for the chance to win one of the great bandana crafts — everything looks just wonderful.

    I haven’t had much time for leaving comments lately, but I really enjoyed each of your posts. Thanks once again for all your effort which so clearly shows!

    Happy creating and happy 4th of July,
    Birgit

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Birgit, thanks for stopping in! I’ve not seen that movie, believe it or not. Your July 4 plans sound like fun, and I’m glad you’re celebrating along with us! Sharon

  11. buggalcrafts says:

    We are going to the pastor’s “shindig” on the 4th for hambugers, hotdogs, swimming and fireworks – and I hope watermelon!!!! Happy holiday! Love the wreaths. Need to knock one out tomorrow so I have one up!!! Hope I win.

  12. Jane says:

    Love your July 4th wreath—the bandana print is a favorite of mine–fun to work with. I will be home here in SW New Hampshire enjoying the day with husband Tom, Kate & Mike and soon to be born ??? 1st grandchild!!

  13. annehaun says:

    Lovely wreath – We will spend our fourth at home with the family. I always make a jello flag cake to go along with all the grilling goodies – burgers, hotdogs, beans and cole slaw.

  14. T'onna says:

    Awesome wreath! It’s different than the other patriotic wreaths I’ve seen. I love it!

  15. Marielle says:

    So fun! I’ll be spending my 4th in Southern Utah at a family reunion.

  16. Cookie17 says:

    I love wreaths anyway simple not hard do & come out looking allsome,great job,keep them coming,lol

  17. lindyharnarain says:

    Great Job! Simple and festive! I hope you’ll add this to my Patriotic Project Parade. I would love to see them there.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

  18. Your wreath is so fun! I love the bandanas. Would you be willing to link it up to my Red, White, Blue & You Link Party? I’d love to have you! Thanks, Michelle http://www.michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/05/red-white-blue-you-holiday-link-party.html

  19. Donna O'Neil says:

    Love the wreath! I just going to stay home on the 4th of July. We are going to grill and I am going to make some push up cake pops.

    • Sharon says:

      Let me know how you make your push-up cake pops, Donna. I have some of the forms and have never used them — just not sure what to do with them. Enjoy! Sharon

  20. i *LOVE* your wreath, Sharon! It’s really neat how you made the wrapped bandanas look like a flag – very clever!

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