Patriotic Wreath - Memorial Day & July 4th


We have two important summer holidays coming up that require a show of Patriotism. I made this Memorial Day – July 4th Paper Wreath out of pretty inexpensive items and I love that it will get to do double duty for Memorial Day and Independence Day in July.
patriotic wreath memorial day july 4th
Cut a circle out of your cardboard.  About 4 inches in diameter.  I used my trusty duct tape to trace a circle from.  You could totally eyeball it, it doesn’t have to be perfect because you will not see it.
patriotic wreath memorial day july 4th
Fold your paper in half and then cut along the fold so that you have two pieces of paper.
patriotic wreath memorial day july 4th
Start rolling your paper cones. Take one of the halves you just cut and roll it on the diagonal until you have a cone shape.  Secure the cone flap thingy with your glue gun.
patriotic wreath memorial day july 4th
Repeat the cone rolling with the red white and blue paper.  You will need anywhere from 10-16 rolls of each color depending on how full you want your wreath to be.
Start adding the cones to the cardboard circle with your glue gun.
Continue adding the cones to the wreath, layering the second color on top of and sort of in between the first.  Continue with all three colors until you have three layers: red, white and blue.
patriotic wreath memorial day july 4th
Use this handy dandy template and perfect instructions from Home Made Gifts Made Easy to make your gold star for the middle.  Adhere the gold star with the glue gun, I also added some duct tape to the back of mine because my wreath got puffy and I needed something sort of bulky to help attach the star.
patriotic wreath memorial day july 4th
Form your piece of twine into a loop and hot glue it to the back of the wreath to help with hanging.
And that is all, folks! You have just made a gorgeous and patriotic wreath that your neighbors will slow down and stare at as they drive past your house!  Talk of the town, people.  Can’t beat it!

Suggested materials:

  • 8-10 sheets each of Red, White and Blue cardstock paper (I cheated and used regular printer paper for the white)
  • 1 sheet of gold cardstock paper (or you can cheat like me and cut up a gift bag from Christmas)
  • Glue Gun
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Marybeth Santos

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  • Linda Reed
    on May 28, 2018

    Love what you did. Very creative and using other colors you could create other holiday wreaths. Thank you so much for sharing !

  • Jt533373373
    on May 28, 2018

    This is adorable, and looks so easy... Thanks for sharing with us.

    I think I am going to use red & blue construction paper, and white copy paper

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