You’re a grand old flag, You’re a high flying flag And forever in peace may you wave… Summer is upon us and so are several All-American summer holidays! Let’s celebrate by displaying Old Glory proudly… and let’s make a wreath at the same time! This is my favorite summer wreath! It’s patriotic and pretty and pays homage to this great country and all who love it! The Old Glory wreath only takes a few materials and no time at all to make. What do you have hanging on your door right now? How about wreath that is a tribute to the red, white and blue?
I hung this wreath on my back porch door. We will be celebrating here at StoneGable with lots of family and company and the back porch and patio are where all the fun will be. The wreath will be able to be seen by all!
I like this wreath so much because it isn’t “cutsie” or overly frilly. It’s simple and honors the flag. Don’t you love how the flag is gently draped? I am a very patriotic person. I lived my growing up years in a military family and our son has such a heart for service too!
I am a very patriotic person. I lived my growing up years in a military family and our son has such a heart for service too! The Nation Anthem brings tears to my eyes!
This flag wreath is so so easy to make. I’ll show you how…
- 2~ grapevine wreaths Mine are both 16 inches.
- wire and/or zip ties
- 1 American Flag. I used one that way 2 1/2 by 4 feet.
- burlap ribbon
- stems of white flowers
- stems of greens
- hot glue
- Tie two wreaths together so they are a double thickness. I used zip ties to attach them together. But they can be wired together too. I deconstructed a wreath I had made a few years ago. I’m forever ripping apart old wreaths and saving the elements of them to make new ones! Doubling wreaths will make the biggest difference on how a wreath looks. Make sure to do this step.
- Iron the flag and fold it in half lengthwise. Hand press the fold.
- Open the flag and turn it face down. fold each long edge to the hand pressed crease down the middle of the wreath. Glue the top of the flag together at the seams.
4. Put the wreath down on the flag. Make sure the flag’s right side is facing down on your work surface. Take the star end of the flag and using hot glue, glue it to the wreath as shown. Then glue down the other corner that is striped. Fold and glue the rest of the material onto the wreath. The star end of the wreath will be glued to the back of the wreath.
5 & 6. Turn the wreath with the flag over. Make sure the glued down end of the flag is to the left side of the wreath. Gather the flag material and connect it to the upper right side of the wreath. Attach the flag to the right side of the wreath with a zip tie or wire.
7. Make a bow from burlap and wire it to the wreath where you attached the flag.
8. Add a few white flower and green leaf sprigs. Hot glue them to the wreath.
9. Make a hanger with the burlap ribbon. Glue it to the back of the wreath. Hang the wreath and enjoy!
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