Today, I am going to teach you how to create a patriotic wreath easily and inexpensively with supplies from the Dollar Tree. This wreath costs only $4 and takes less than 10 minutes to make!

Patriotic wreath tutorial - easy and inexpensive red white and blue wreath for Memorial Day Labor Day or 4th of July

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know I love wreaths, the Dollar Tree, and simple crafts. I have created a new wreath from Dollar Tree supplies for almost every season. Even if I don’t do a ton of decorating for a particular holiday, I always have a wreath on my front door. To me, it is like a special little hello! when we have guests over.

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Supplies for patriotic wreath

Start by using a little dab of hot glue on the back of the wreath form to secure the garland.

Use hot glue gun to attach garland

Then, simply start wrapping the garland around the wreath form. You want to keep some tension as you wrap, but you can space it out how every you like. The main objective is to cover the form completely with the garland. I was able to cover my wreath with only 2 strands of garland.

Wrap garland around wreath form

Once you get to the end of the garland, secure it with hot glue on the backside. Continue gluing and wrapping as many strands of garland as you need to cover your wreath form.

Patriotic wreath base

Find one of the cross braces of the wreath form.

Find one of the cross braces of the wreath form

Use a little bit of hot glue to secure the door hanger to the front of the wreath.

Use hot glue gun to attach door hanger to wreath

Then, fluff up the garland around the door hanger to cover any exposed areas of the wreath.

Patriotic wreath tutorial

I chose not to add a hanger to this one, and simply hang it from my door using a wreath hanger.

Patriotic wreath on my front door

I love that this red white and blue wreath can be used for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. It was an easy craft that anyone can make. And you definitely can’t beat only $4 for a craft project!

Patriotic wreath from Dollar Tree supplies

Red White and Blue patriotic wreath

Do you have a wreath for every season, like me?

Other Dollar Tree wreaths you may enjoy:

2 Comments on Patriotic Wreath

  1. I love wreaths and the Dollar Tree also. I know where I’m going tomorrow. Would this wreath work outside? Our son died in a car accident 11 years ago and I always put a wreath on his cross every 2 months.

    • Danna,
      I am so sorry to hear that about your son. I don’t think it will hold up very well outside in the sun, wind, and rain. The tinsel garland used to cover the wreath fades pretty quickly when exposed to direct sunlight. You could try spraying it with some kind of UV sealer, but I have never tried that and I am not sure how well it would work.

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