DIY Lake Themed Patriotic Wreath

7 Materials
$30
1 Hour
Easy
An upcycled tire inner tube becomes the perfect foundation for this fun and easy summertime DIY Lake Themed Patriotic Wreath.
DIY Lake Themed Patriotic WreathMaterials Needed:
  • tire inner tube ( I used a 3.50-6 and a 4.00-8)
  • 2″alphabet stencil, flexible
  • white craft paint and stencil brush
  • red and white rope or ribbon ( I used an old ski rope)
  • vintage star reflector
  • red and white bobber
  • mini flag
  • glue gun
How To:Air up your tire inner tube fully. Start by stenciling a lake-themed word at the top or the bottom. Painter’s tape helps to keep the stencil in place and prevents painting off the edge. I usually use a swirling motion with my stencil brush. Paint lightly and build up the color in stages. Once you get your word stenciled, add any other graphic elements you want. I added an arrow; stars would be cute too. If you’re using outdoors, you may want to add a spray sealer.
Next, tie a red and white rope around the inner tube wreath. I happened to have an old red and white ski rope from our cabin, which I love to use for projects. But any red and white rope or ribbon would be just as cute. Wrap it around the inner tube several times and knot to tie on the front. I added a little bit of hot glue to the knot so it would stay.
Add a star and a bobber for a Patriotic lake theme. I had a couple vintage star Christmas light reflectors that worked great, but old tart molds in a star shape or even a cookie cutter would work, too. Hot glue the star to the valve stem and glue a bobber inside.
Lastly, add a flag to your Patriotic wreath. Simply stick a small flag under your rope/ribbon. If you’re decorating with it during non-Patriotic months, take it out and it will just be lake-themed.These simple wreaths are fun for summer decorating, inside or out! I’ll be adding them to my skis, oars, minnow buckets and fishing gear for a full lake-theme decor.
For more of my repurposed vintage-inspired Patriotic decor and diy project ideas, see: “25 Best Patriotic Decor & DIY Ideas with Vintage Repurposed Junk”For another fun, upcycled water themed wreath idea see HERE.And make sure you FOLLOW me on Hometalk!

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