I was pleasantly surprised by how my first wreath attempt turned out (10 Minute Easter Egg Wreath) and I still had one extra wire frame in my closet, so I decided to try my hand at crafting a Fourth of July wreath. The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays–I love decorating and dressing up– and I’ve gotten an earlier start than usual this year! In fact, the girls already have their outfits picked out!
My first requirement for crafting is that it needs to be easy— ideally, I like things that a kid could make (because I’m not a very experienced crafter and because I’m looking for things I could do with my girls.) Second, for this project I wanted to use only materials that I had laying around the house, so I could say that this wreath was actually free to make. Fortunately for me, hubby just cleaned out his closet and had TONS of old T-shirts piled up to donate– including a red one, a white one, and a blue one– perfect!
Here’s What You Need:
- Wire Wreath Frame
- 3 old T-Shirts (one red, one white, one blue)
- Any accent/decorations you’d like
To start, I the shirts into strips approximately 8″ long and 2″ wide. The beauty of this is that your cutting doesn’t have to be precise, since the finished product will camouflage any crooked strips. This means you can zip through the cutting stage as fast as you want!
Once I had a large pile of strips ready for each color, I began attaching them to the wreath– again, this was insanely easy! I just tied each strip in a double knot around the frame and let the ends hang evenly on each side. No fancy bows, no glue– just your basic knot.
The wreath is pretty enough at this point to hang, but I decided to look around for some accents– I though silver would be a fun touch. I cut the letters “USA” out of an old diaper box and spray-painted them silver (I had a can left over from a previous project). You could do what I did, or use any extra decorative elements that you might have on hand– again, free is better right? 🙂
So here you have it, the finished product– free and easy enough that your kids could make it! I love my new Fourth of July wreath and just looking at it puts me in a festive mood!
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