How to Make a DIY Fourth of July Ribbon Wreath with a Wire Wreath Frame
Making your own Fourth of July Wreath is a great way to add a personal touch to your front entryway. With a little time and a few materials, you can make this festive wreath with a traditional Americana style.
Time: 30 minutes to one hour
- 18” Wire Wreath Frame
- 2 ½” Wide Jute Ribbon, approximately 50”
- Pipe Cleaner
- 3 Small American Flags
- Artificial Flowers
- Rubber Band
Fold the end of the ribbon over approximately 3 inches and push it through the inside section (first section) of the wire wreath. Secure the ribbon to the wire with a pipe cleaner. If you choose a wider ribbon, you can fold it lengthwise. You can also choose other types of ribbon like jute or mesh.
Continue to loop the ribbon through the middle (second section) and then the outer section (third section). You will then have three loops in a row as shown. You will repeat this process until the wreath is completed.
Bunch the three rows of ribbon against the wire frame with one hand and start another loop in the first section, then second, then third. Continue this step as you go around the wreath.
After several rows (or at the end of your ribbon roll), secure the ribbon to the wire with a pipe cleaner at the back.
The bunches on the front of the wreath will look like this.
Lastly, embellish your wreath with small American flags and blue artificial flowers. Group the flags and flowers together to create a bouquet. Tea staining the flags gives them a more vintage look.
Place the flag in the center higher than the two on the side, surrounding each flag with flowers and greenery. Secure the bunch together with a rubber band. Tie the end of your bouquet to the back of the wreath with pipe cleaners.
This style of wreath is great for any holiday or special occasion by simply changing the ribbon and embellishments.
This article originally appeared on Angie’s List.