I love wreaths because they make our house festive for any given season. This Red White and Blue Door Wreath is perfect for Memorial Day or the Fourth of July.
I love wreaths and door hangings. To me, it’s a small way to make our house festive for any given season. We have the obvious (multiple Christmas wreaths) and the not so obvious (a balloon wreath that goes up in march for The Tornado’s birthday). I love pulling into the driveway and seeing our wreath on the door, welcoming me home.
To add to it, I love Memorial Day. Truthfully, I love all our red, white, and blue holidays, but Memorial Day kicks that season off. I love the parades and the BBQs and the fireworks. So it was odd to me that our door was unusually blank during this month, and I decided that needed to change.
I looked at many different ideas for our door, but was foiled by a lack of supplies at our local craft stores. I wound up creating a simple and easy door hanging that could be used in both May and July. From start to finish, it took less than an hour. In fact, this kids craft is so simple that older kids could complete it from start to finish with very little help. Have fun!
RED WHITE AND BLUE DOOR WREATH
- Burlap ribbon
- Wood U, S, and A letters
- Wood stars
- Red, white, blue and silver paint
- Paint brush
- Hot glue
Step one: Paint the letters and stars. I did the U in red, the S in white, and the A in blue, and then the stars in silver. I did only two coats of paint. Let them dry.
Note: I toyed with the idea of doing stripes like the American flag or stamping stars on the letters for a faded silver look. For us, the style I wound up with is more our taste, but stars and stripes could really add some fun to this project.
Step two: When the paint has dried, hot glue the stars to them.
Step three: Cut a length of burlap. Using the ‘U’, measure where you would like it to fall on your door. Cut the burlap to the right length, and hot glue it to the back of the letter, creating a loop (also remember that burlap has a wide weave, and that the hot glue will seep through. So be careful not to burn yourself on the glue if you press down on the ribbon to ensure it’s sticking to the letter!).
Note: if your burlap is too wide, like mine, fold it in half and hot glue it together for this step and subsequent steps.
Step four: Unroll your burlap ribbon to a fairly long length. Arrange your letters on top to determine how far apart you’d like them each to be. Mark each distance with a pen or pencil.
Step five: Cut the burlap ribbon and hot glue it to the back of the letters, taking care not to burn yourself.
Allow your Red White and Blue Door Wreath a couple hours so the glue firmly sets, and then display it proudly on your door!
What do you love about the unofficial start to summer? I hope you have a fun and memorable weekend!