4th of July Patriotic Flag Wreath Tutorial

I adore patriotic decorations! There is just something about the stars and stripes that makes me so happy. I truly am so proud to be an American. I went walking down the craft aisle at my local Walmart looking for supplies for a totally unrelated project and saw these gorgeous deep red and blue burlap rolls and was inspired right then and there that I needed a 4th of July Flag wreath! I’m so glad, too, because I absolutely love the way it turned out!

4th of July Flag Wreath




4th of July Flag Wreath

You will need:

  • 2 rolls red burlap
  • 1 roll blue or navy burlap
  • 1 roll ivory or white burlap
  • Wire wreath frame
  • Scissors
  • White spray paint
  • Star stencil

 

Directions:

I started the wreath using the basic burlap wreath tutorial Meagan shared earlier this year in her DIY Burlap Wreath post. If you need more guidance on how to thread the burlap, head over to see her post. Here’s her step-by-step pictures, again though.

DIY Burlap Wreath

1. Start by folding your burlap in half width wise and then fold over the end about 4″. Feed the folded edge into the outer ring of your wreath frame.

2. Fluff and shape your layer.

3. Repeat folding from your remaining burlap and threading it through the second ring on the wreath frame.

4. Repeat again for the third ring of the frame.

You’ll repeat this process using the red burlap all the way around 3/4 of your wreath frame. The frames are sectioned off in fourths, so it’s easy to see where you need to stop and switch to blue. Cut off any remaining burlap and thread the end tail back through a previous part of the frame to secure.

Continue pushing and pulling your burlap through with the blue burlap as well until your frame is full. Cut off the burlap when you have finished your blue section and tuck the tail as well back through the frame to secure.

Flag Wreath wrapped

Next, it’s time to spray paint. I just printed out a star stencil on plain white printer paper. If I were to do it again, I would use a piece of cardstock if you have some available. You could also use a plastic star stencil you purchase separately, but I wasn’t able to find one at my store. Cut out the center of a few, or all, of the stars.

Painting Stars

I printed two pages and just kept using the two center stars over and over between the two printed pages. Do what works best for you. Spray paint on your stars doing one star per layer of burlap. I did one row of four stars at a time and then let them dry for 5-10 minutes and came back to do the next two rows.  **Note, My hands were a victim to the spray paint, holding the paper in place. You may want a pair of gloves or angle cardboard to protect you while still holding your stencil just where you want it. 

Patrotic Flag Wreath Back

When your stars are dry, fold your ivory or white burlap and wrap it around your red burlap starting at the top right wrapping from right to left across the top so that when you get to the bottom stripe, that goes the full width of the wreath, the end is facing the right direction. When you get to the back side, thread the burlap through the wire frame to secure your stripes to your wreath. Then, continue onto your next stripe.

Make 4-6 stripes across your red burlap only, lining up your stripes to follow a straight horizontal line. You’ll also want to watch to make sure your stripes line up across the side of the wreath as if they were continuing across the wreath.

Here’s a close-up view of the completed flag wreath!

4th of July Flag Wreath

This flag wreath is perfect to hang before Memorial Day (which is always the last Monday in May). Keep it up through Flag Day (June 14th) and on through your 4th of July celebrations! You can also pull out this wreath to hang for other patriotic holidays like Veterans Day or Election Day!

How do you show your patriotic pride?

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About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.

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  11. I just popped by to say thanks for joining the Say G’Day Saturday linky party. Hope you can join us again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  12. I love how your wreath turned out. I may actually try to use some burlap this holiday. Thank you so much for linking it up to Dare to Share. Your post has been chosen as a Dare to Share Feature of the Day.

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  17. Thanks so much for stopping by The Wednesday Roundup Link Party! This wreath is absolutely beautiful!! Congrats on being on of our featured picks! This is now pinned onto our link up Pinterest Board! Hope to see you again next week!

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  21. Congrats on an amazing looking wreath! We are featuring it on The Wednesday Roundup! Be sure to come back today to see what else is going on and join in the fun.

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  29. Wow, love this! Pinned it to my “wreaths” board and it was so highly viewed on last week’s Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop that it is being featured at this week’s party! See you there :)

  30. This wreath looks so easy to create. Thanks for sharing it on #theWeekendSocial. Please come back and visit next week. We start again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. Hope to see you there. I’m off to pin your link!

  31. This wreath is absolutely gorgeous!! I wasn’t planning on making a July 4th wreath this year but you make this look so easy! I would love it if you linked this up to my Motivate Me Monday linky party!

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  35. CLEVER!!! I’m featuring this and pinning it. Can’t wait to try this one myself. Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  36. What a great tutorial! I have never been able to figure out how to do these like this, so I love your easy tutorial with pictures! I would love it if you linked up with us this week!

  37. Beautiful, so creative! Would be honored if you would come share at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop this evening! (tuesday 5 PM EST) Blessings, Shari

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  39. G’Day from Oz! What a gorgeous wreath, Janel! I’m pinning it to my wreath board right now.

    If you have a minute to spare I would be so thrilled if you could share this at my weekly Say G’day Saturday linky party! This would be such a wonderful addition.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  41. So cute!!!Where did you get the ribbon from I’m having a hard time finding the navy burlap ribbon. Thanks!

    • I found it at Walmart. I bought all the supplies at Walmart except the cream burlap, which I got at Michael’s. I tried a white satin ribbon first and I just didn’t like it, so thus why it’s from a different store. I didn’t notice any cream burlap at my Walmart, though. Hope you can find some!

  42. Oh that is so super-cute and looks pretty easy to make… thanks so much for sharing

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  44. I always make my own wreaths for holidays, but lately I’ve been slacking off. This one is really cute!

  45. This is so nice and totally my primitive style!! I would love to make one!

  46. Now that is super cute! I have seen those wire wreaths around and never had a clue what I would do with them. This is awesome! Now I Know!

  47. That came out awesome!! It’s very festive and I have the perfect spot to hang it, too!