A salute to a July 4th wreath you can craft in an hour!

Designer Patty Schaffer has been busy! Patty is sharing one more patriotic wreath today and I think this is the easiest one yet. Thank you, Patty! If you still need a quick & easy July 4th wreath, then this is definitely the one to make — just wrap & roll. (In fact, I’ve been so inspired that I made my own patriotic wreath, which I’ll share tomorrow.) Here’s how you can make Patty’s Wrap & Roll Patriotic Bandana Wreath.

Easy, inexpensive July 4th wreath made with bandanas

Wrap & Roll Patriotic Wreath by Patty Schaffer

To make a Wrap & Roll Patriotic Bandana Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Wreath, 12” x 2”
  • Bandanas, three – six, assorted red, white & blue
  • Beading pins
  • Patriotic paper accents (Patty used table scatter)
  • Wooden sandwich picks
  • Acrylic craft paint: red, white & blue
  • White felt, 9” x 12”sheet
  • Ribbons, red & blue
  • Low-temp glue gun & glue sticks
  •  Tools needed: Scissors; paintbrush

To make a Wrap & Roll Patriotic Bandana Wreath:

1. Cut sewn hems off bandanas.

2. Cut a small snip about 2” in from the edge of a bandana. Pull on this strip, creating a torn strip the length of the bandana.

3. Repeat, tearing about ¼ of each bandana into strips. If you are using only three bandanas, you will need to tear about ½ of each bandana into strips.

4. Pin one end of a bandana strip to the back of the wreath. Wrap the strip around the wreath, slightly overlapping on each pass, and pin the other end to the back of the wreath. Trim excess fabric, if necessary. Alternating colors and patterns as you go, continue pinning and wrapping strips around the wreath until wreath is covered.

how to make rolled felt roses for a wreath

Felt roses, ribbons and paper trims dress us this easy patriotic wreath.

5. Make three white felt roses: Cut a 1” x 12” strip from white felt. Fold in half to measure ½” x 12”; glue ends together at one end of the strip. Begin rolling felt, starting at the glued end, using a bit of hot glue to hold it together as you roll. Once the flower center is rolled, begin twisting the strip as you roll, adding glue as needed. Glue end of felt strip to back of flower to secure. Repeat, rolling two more flowers.

6. Paint sandwich picks red, white and blue. Let dry. Sandwich pick between two matching paper accents and glue together.

7. Glue roses to wreath. Add ribbon loops and tails. Insert patriotic picks into wreath.

Have you tried any of Patty’s patriotic projects, or any other July 4th crafts? Please share what you’ve crafted for the July 4th holiday. (And tomorrow I’ll share the wreath I made, and also news about a giveaway!)

Happy crafting!


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2 Responses to A salute to a July 4th wreath you can craft in an hour!

  1. Pingback: July 4th Wreaths: a DIY collection of 16+ creative patriotic wreaths

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