Decorating for the 4th of July requires a whole lot of red, white, and blue. It also requires a little bit of creativity. It’s easy to toss a patriotic tablecloth down and add some colorful plates, as well as a centerpiece, but sometimes you need to go beyond the simple decorations and aim for something with some pizzazz. One of these handmade wreaths, complete with patriotic details are just the thing that you need to add some flair to your 4th of July barbecue decor.
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A 4th of July wreath can be made out of just about anything. You can start with a simple wooden hoop and strategically knot red, white, and blue bandanas to it (just make sure to secure them on with a little dab of fabric glue), or go for colored tulle. Little segments of felt or any other inexpensive fabric can give your wreath a summery vibe, while sticking to the red, white, and blue theme at the same time. It’s amazing what type of wreath you can create with some time, a little bit of fabric, and your creativity.
If fabric isn’t your thing, then consider designing a wreath with items that are already laying around your house. The ones here use small umbrellas (the kind found in drinks), fake flowers, colored paper, and even packing peanuts to create a patriotic spectacle. As you can see, your patriotic wreath doesn’t need to look like the American flag, just use the colors in it. This gives you more options, including using white stars on a blue background with a tiny swath of red and white, and a burlap-wrapped wreath with red and light blue flowers. The idea of patriotism is there, without shouting it out loud.
These wreaths show how you take a patriotic color scheme, turn it into a wreath, and make a statement all at the same time. Some are simple, such as the one made of wood and hung on a red and white background, while the others are more ostentatious. However, they can all be made at home with some ingenuity and craft materials that you more than likely have laying around your home. On top of that, as long as the number “four” isn’t prominently displayed (or can easily be removed) the wreath works for other summertime holidays as well.