How to Make an Easy & Affordable DIY Americana Scarf Wreath

4 Materials
15 Minutes

Make this beautiful scarf wreath in under fifteen minutes using a Dollar Tree laundry basket and scarves in patriotic colors! This patriotic-inspired wreath is inexpensive and fun to make. Check out the list of supplies, then keep reading and I'll show you how to put one together!

DIY Americana Scarf Wreath

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Dollar Tree laundry basket

1. Grab a laundry basket

First, pick up a Dollar Tree laundry basket.

Cutting the top off the laundry basket

2. Cut the top

Cut the top (handle part) off to use as a wreath base.

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Red scarves from Dollar Tree

3. Gather scarves

I also bought three of these red infinity scarves from Dollar Tree.

Scarf with blue check pattern

And one blue check pattern scarf from Target. I used this scarf as an accent color/pattern on the outside of my wreath.

Wrapping the scarves around the wreath

4. Wrap the scarves

Wrap the wreath base completely with scarves. I did not cut the infinity scarves. I wanted my wreath to have a little bulk to it, but that is an option.

Pinning the scarves to the wreath

Use safety pins and pin along the back of the wreath to secure everything.

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Next, wrap the second color scarf loosely around the wreath (as shown above).

Allow a little of the underneath color to peek through and secure the second scarf with safety pins along the back of the wreath as needed.

5. Decorate the wreath

Decorate your wreath with a bow or any decorations you have on hand. I used another red scarf to make a bow and I bought a glitter star from DT to hang in the center.

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For more patriotic projects you can easily make at home, check out these 4th of July decorations and Memorial Day crafts.

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