With the weekend off from work and actually finding myself at home, I managed to enjoy a little DIY time for myself. July 4th is just a couple of weeks out, so I decided to take time and create a fun wreath for the front door.
The last couple of years I have tried a grapevine wreath and just didn’t care for how it turned out, so this year I went a different direction. I used a lot of things that I already had here, only having to pick up ribbon & two floral sprigs from Michael’s to finish up. Taking an old Christmas wreath, I spray painted it black using paint. This created a background that I thought would allow my red, white and blue to really pop.
I took a metal initial that I have had for several years and attached it with hot glue.
Next I placed red and silver Christmas balls around for a little something different. I tied the ornaments on with royal curling ribbon and made little whimsical curls all around. The red bow was made using 3-inch wired satin ribbon. I also used sheer white ribbon with wire to make little curls scattered around the wreath.
The firework element was made from a couple of red sparkly elements leftover from Christmas mixed with red, white and blue “fireworks” I found at Michael’s.
I was super excited about the way it turned out and think it’ll be a perfect decoration for the rest of our summer break.
If you like the firecrackers also decorating my porch, you can find the tutorial for those here.
Stop back by later this week for a little more Fourth of July inspiration!
3 thoughts on “Easy 4th of July Wreath”
What a clever idea! So patriotic!
Love the new blog design! And I love the wreath. I would have never thought to paint an old Christmas wreath, but it’s an ingenious idea. I’ve spent way more than I needed to on colored wreaths like this when I should have just bought an inexpensive Christmas one and painted it myself. Head slap!
Pinning your wreath and firecrackers on my 4th of July board. I’m a little obsessed with the 4th and all things Americana these days.
A truly excellent repurpose! Bravo!