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Even though July 4 is still several weeks away, I can’t resist decorating early for this important holiday. Besides, decorating early gives me more time to enjoy my patriotic decor. Our front door has a new wreath for Independence Day, an Easy Patriotic Wreath that I crafted from fleece.
Yesterday was Flag Day, so decorating early meant that my house looked festive for this day, too.
How to Make an Easy Patriotic Wreath
16” wire wreath form
½ yard each of red, white, and blue fleece
Rotary cutter, quilter’s ruler and cutting mat (Or a ruler and scissors)
- 1. Cut each color of fleece into 1” x 6” strips.
- 2. The wire wreath is divided into eight segments. Three segments will be blue with white “stars.” Three segments will be red and two will be white. Starting with red, tie strips of fleece to the form, one at a time.
Fill in one section of the wreath with red and the next with white. Continue until three red and two white sections are filled.
3. The remaining three wreath segments will be blue with white strips added to form stars. Start by adding four rows of blue to a section.
On the fifth row, alternate blue with white strips.
Add two more rows of blue strips.
On the next row, alternate white with blue strips.
Add two more rows of blue strips. After that, add a row alternating blue with white strips, then add two rows of blue strips, and then add a row alternating white with blue strips. Continue with pattern until the three sections are nearly filled. End the third section with four blue strip rows.
4. Hang your wreath and enjoy!
If you are local, I’ll be sharing this wreath on WSLS10 Daytime Blue Ridge at 12:30 pm.
Here are a few more patriotic projects that I’ve recently shared:
Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home, Between Naps on the Porch, Concord Cottage, Stone Gable, Sand and Sisal, Yesterday on Tuesday, A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style, Just a Girl and Her Blog, Common Ground, Imparting Grace, The Bold Abode