How to Make a July 4th Wreath for a Festive Summer BBQ

July 4th wreath as a decorations or hostess gifts.

Here’s to the red, white, and blue for your July BBQ! Plan a party such as backyard gathering or even a wedding rehearsal dinner with a patriotic spin featuring Stars and Stripes-inspired decorations. Just like this DIY welcome wreath made from fabric scraps. (Note: It also matches our DIY 4th of July tassel banner and chair decor.) It will cost you next to nothing, and you have our easy step-by-step tutorial to guide you. The result will be a homespun and heartwarming Americana greeting for arriving guests! This festive wreath also makes a wonderful homemade hostess gift with a patriotic spin.

Materials You Will Need for Making this Wreath

Materials for making a July 4th wreath in red, white, and blue

Prepare the following:

  1. Heavy kraft paper or butcher paper
  2. Masking tape
  3. Red ribbon
  4. Fabric scraps in red, white, and blue in an assortment of plaid, checkered, striped, and solid
  5. Circular printable of your names and event details (seen in the last 3 photos below)
  6. Scissors
  7. Glue gun

Step A:  Making the Wreath

Steps for making the uncovered wreath before adding decorations

  1. Roll the kraft/butcher paper into a cylinder with a thickness of about 1.5 inches.
  2. Twist the paper roll to make it sturdier.
  3. Start winding masking tape around the paper roll.
  4. Continue winding the tape around as you form the roll into a wreath shape.

Step B:  Attaching the Ribbons

Attach the ribbons in festive patriotic colors

  1. Apply glue to one end of the red ribbon and attach it to the paper wreath.
  2. Start winding the ribbon around the wreath, pulling it snug as you go.
  3. Make sure you cover the entire wreath, with no gaps where the paper shows through.
  4. Secure the end of the ribbon with blue, and trim off the excess.

Step C:  Tying on the Fabric Strips

Diy July wreath

  1. Take one fabric strip and lay it across one point of the wreath.
  2. Grasp the ends of the strip in preparation to tie it on.
  3. Proceed to make a knot.
  4. Pull the knot tight.
  5. The result will look like a bow with the 2 ends of the fabric strip left loose.
  6. Trim the ends with scissors, if needed.

Step D: Completing the Wreath

Final steps for completing the patriotic wreath

  1. Continue tying on fabric strips and knotting them, until the wreath is entirely covered. (Note: Be sure to vary the patterns of fabric that you tie on next to each other.)
  2. Prepare your circular printable for the open center of the wreath by attaching a pair of bbq sticks or wooden skewers in criss-cross fashion to the back with glue.
  3. Glue the ends of the sticks or skewers to the reverse side of the wreath.
  4. Allow the glue to dry; and fluff up the fabric strips for a nice, full look.

The Wreath on Display

Patriotic Party Wreath for July 4th as decorations or hostess gift

Finally, find the perfect spot to show off your welcome wreath. On a garden gate perhaps, a trellis, an archway, or even on a tree in your outdoor venue. Such a snappy yet sentimental way to usher guests into your 4th of July-inspired celebration. And you made it yourself!

More July 4th Decorations, Crafts, and Party Planning Ideas

Make a Fabric Tassel for Your Chair Decorations

July 4th Desserts

Patriotic Party Plates

Simple July 4th Table Decorations

July 4th Centerpieces that are Easy

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