How to Make a Patriotic Wreath (using Nautical Rope)

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2 Hours

In just a few simple steps, you can create a fun and festive heart-shaped patriotic wreath with nautical rope and denim ribbon. It’s a great wreath to display for Memorial Day through the Fourth of July!

Have you ever wanted to make your own patriotic wreath, but didn’t know where to start? Well, today I’m going to show you how to create a beautiful wreath with a nautical rope that you can display all summer long!

It’s a quick and easy project that anyone can do! Let’s get started.

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  • Heart-Shaped Wreath Form (Dollar Tree)
  • Denim Ribbon
  • Nautical Rope (Dollar Tree)
  • Wood Beads
  • Gingham Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
  • Patriotic Scarf (Dollar Tree)
  • Hot Glue Gun

Step by Step Video Tutorial on Patriotic Rope Wreath

If you prefer to watch a step-by-step tutorial on making this fun patriotic rope wreath, then watch the YouTube video below.

Step 1. Glue the Nautical Rope

Start by hot gluing the nautical rope to the heart-shaped wreath form. You only want to wrap it around 2 of the wire rings. We will be using another material for the 3rd ring.

Step 2. Continue Gluing the Rope

Continue gluing the nautical rope around the wreath form until it is completely covered.

As you add the rope you want to push it close together so it is nice and snug.

Step 3.Cut the Gingham Ribbon

Once you have finished wrapping the rope on the wreath form, you want to cut the gingham ribbon into short pieces about 3″ long.

Cut the ends with a dovetail cut so it is nice and finished.

Step 4. Glue the Gingham Ribbon

Pinch the ribbon in the middle and secure it with glue where the point is to the outside layer of the rope. Repeat this process until it is covered all the way around the wreath.

Step 5. Cut Denim Ribbon

Next up, you want to cut the denim ribbon about 8″ for each piece.

Step 6. Secure the Denim Ribbon

After dove-tailing each piece of denim ribbon; attach the cut denim ribbon to the outer ring of the wreath by folding it around the wire and hot gluing it.

It is quicker to cut out your pieces ahead of time rather than as you go. Don’t forget to cut a dovetail in the denim ribbon too!

Continue gluing the denim ribbon around the wreath until it is completely covered. Next spread each of the ribbons out to fluff up the wreath.

Step 7. Add Wood Beads

To give a little bit of added texture and dimension, hot glue painted blue wood beads around the wreath. I just added them on top of every fifth gingham ribbon or so.

Step 8. Attach a Patriotic Scarf

I found the sweetest patriotic scarf at the dollar store and decided to tie it around the bottom of the patriotic wreath.

Glue a simple piece of jute twine across the back of the wreath form for easy hanging. And that’s it! Your patriotic rope wreath is now complete.

Hang it on your front door or anywhere else in your home and enjoy your holiday decor!

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  • Tara Eason Tara Eason on May 30, 2022

    I just wanted to say that I just got done watching this video and the one with the patriotic flower and I think they are both very beautiful and can't wait to make them.

    Thank you for sharing this information with me.

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