Easy DIY Patriotic Wreath

It’s Herchel again from Scruggbug Corner with another quick and easy craft.  Though it seems like Memorial Day just passed, it’s already less than a month until July 4th.  My Easy Spring Wreath, the first one we’ve ever made, turned out so well that we decided to continue to make wreaths each season.  (Plus, I still have an extra large space bag filled with yarn I need to use.)  

I am a little obsessed with the nautical look.  I like the simplicity of the colors and we are a Navy family after all!  This wreath could easily be made with an anchor or light house accent to make it less July 4th and more “all summer.” 

Materials for the Easy DIY Patriotic Wreath

Foam Wreath Form (12″) I purchased this from JoAnn’s with a 40% coupon.  (I always print out coupons before craft shopping and JoAnn’s takes competitor coupons!)

Wooden star

red acrylic paint


glue gun

cream yarn

blue yarn

polycrylic (optional)

scotch tape

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First I marked off three inch sections on the foam.  The last two sections were about four inches each but I positioned the star over those sections so the disparity is not easy to see.


I taped the end of the yarn down and then hid the yarn end while wrapping the yarn around.


I taped it down again when I reached the end of the section.


and then wrapped the next section in blue.  I alternated the colors all the way around. IMG_5598

My son helped me paint the star. 

Since I like glossy things, I put a coat of the polycrylic on the star. 

After it was dry, I glued the star to the wreath.


I hung it to our front door with a scrap piece of burlap.  I love how simple and classy it looks. 


Are you looking for other home craft projects that are easy enough for the non-crafter?  Check out this burlap wall art or this diy rock art!


  1. says

    Herchel – I have been looking for a cute wreath that I can make – this is it!!! I love it! I am going to do it this weekend! THANK YOU!


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