There are so many fun ways to decorate for July 4th. Wreaths are my go to decor items and this is a really easy one to make. The end result lets you show off your American pride. It doesn’t get much easier than pinning felt squares to a foam wreath!
- Straight Pins
- Foam Wreath Form
- Small Piece of Ribbon
- Hot Glue
Begin with a floral wreath, felt fabric, straight pins, and a small bit of ribbon. I chose stars and a circle with jingle bells for embellishments. You’ll also need some hot glue. What project doesn’t need hot glue?
Cut felt fabric into 4″ squares. To make this wreath, I used 120 red squares, 80 blue squares and 80 white squares. I didn’t measure while cutting because, really, who has time for that? I just used my best guess. It doesn’t matter if they aren’t exactly the same size.
To begin making the wreath, fold a square into a triangle.
Then fold again into a second triangle by folding one side over the other. Pinch the point together and insert a straight pin into the felt.
Pin the square into the wreath.
Your wreath will begin to look like this as you add more squares.
Decide how large you want each section to be and begin alternating colors.
Make sure to place each square tightly against the previous one. This will give you a nice, full and fluffy wreath. I placed squares over the top and inside and outside of the wreath. There is no need to do the back side of the wreath. Getting the desired result takes a while, but it’s so easy that you can keep one eye on the tv as you make your way around the wreath. I finished this one off before the Braves game was over, so it probably took about two hours.
I added stars that I found for $1.99 for a package of six at Michaels. They were on a stick, so I just removed the stick and hot glued them onto the felt.
I found the circle with jingles at Dollar Tree. I gave the letters a quick white paint job and glued them on.
The looped red ribbon is hot glued to the back for hanging. Of course, there are lots of different ways to embellish. It just needs something to make it pop.
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Happy 4th of July!