Patriotic Ribbon Wreath

June 17, 2014


Make a super easy 4th of July wreath or Memorial Day wreath with red, white and blue ribbon. This patriotic wreath is a quick and inexpensive DIY. 

July Fourth Wreath

Sometimes, a simple design makes the most dramatic statement...and you know me, when it comes to decorating, I am all about the drama!

Next to homemade banners, wreaths are my all time favorite way to decorate for a holiday. You can place them inside the house or out and make them from just about anything. If they're simple to construct and eye catching, even better!

Like this one for summer...a little bit of ribbon wrapped around a wreath frame, a very full bow and POW, fireworks on your own front door!

All you need is wreath frame, any kind will do, I had an old wire one hanging around so that's what I used. However, you can use a foam or straw form, or even an old pool noodle. I also used a glue gun and some thick red, white and blue ribbon.

Easy DIY How To Make A Wreath

I started by gathering up some very wide red, white and blue ribbons. Next, I grabbed my glue gun and heated it up...which essentially means plugging it in. I use the $2.99 model and it works just fine.

I just wrapped white ribbon halfway around the frame and secured it on both ends with the hot glue, hiding the seams in the back.

4th of July Wreath

I repeated the process with the red ribbon, overlapping the white just enough to hide the frame. Seriously, these two steps to me about 2 minutes to complete.

Patriotic red, white and blue wreath

Lastly, I added a big, patriotic tricolored bow! That is gives this wreath its magnificent pop. It's simple to make, too. Just layer three bows on top of one another in graduated sizes. I started with very large white bow.

Then I made a medium sized blue one and topped it off with a a smaller red one. Now, I'm not great at making bows, so I used a Bowdabra Bow Maker to whip up mine. It took me no time and all, it's ridiculously easy to use and bows were all perfect.

How To Make The Perfect Bow

Ta-da! Fabulous!

If you would like to whip up one of these colorful wreaths for the holiday, I say go for it. You still have time and it only takes a few minutes.

Red white and blue wreath

Ta-da! Fabulous!

If you would like to whip up one of these colorful wreaths for the holiday, I say go for it. You still have time and it only takes a few minutes.

It's perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July.

Happy Holidays!




*I made my bow with a Bowdabra bow maker. I was a designer for them at the time of the post and it really did make bow making a breeze! It's listed in my Amazon Shop if you want to peek.

28 comments:

  1. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Thanks for sharing your wreath! It's a great reminder for me to get busy pulling one together for my front door before the 4th (which is fast approaching!). Have a great week, Kim!
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne! I am sure you will whip up something stunning! Can you believe it is almost July already? I am trying to enjoy every warm minute of this season after such a brutal winter!

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  2. Cute! Kim, it looks very nautical, besides patriotic!

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    1. Thanks Su! Even better for a 4th by the beach!

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  3. Cute wreath!

    I am cleaning my workspace and found a bunch of red, white & blue ribbon. Maybe I need to make a patriotic wreath.

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    1. It was so easy, Carol and a great way to use up that ribbon! :)

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  4. That is very cure, Kim. I need to make something similar for the 4th! xo Diana

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    1. It was very easy, Diana, took me no time at all to whip up!

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  5. Great idea. I like wreaths, and this one is very cute for patriotic holidays. Thanks for sharing. XX ~ Nancy

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    1. Thanks for popping by to take a peek at it, Nancy! It was an easy one...my signature style! ;)

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  6. very pretty love the way you display it
    come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Angie! I really like this one, too! :)

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  7. This is such a cute patriotic wreath! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Corey @ TinySidekick.com

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    1. Thanks Corey! It was so simple to do! :) Happy 4th!

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  8. Electric! Just like fireworks. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann! I like very simple pops of color...this one fits the bill! :) Happy summer!

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  9. Super cute Kim! I could even get that done before the 4th!
    Carolyn

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    1. SO easy, you could whip one up in a jiffy, for sure! :)

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  10. Oh, Kim! I love your wreath! Saving this post for future reference. :) Enjoy your evening! Maria

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    1. Thank you Maria Elena! You just made my day! :)

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  11. What a darling wreath! So inspiring!!! xo Jen

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  12. I love your wreath! The bow looks perfect. I've just pinned this & shared on G+.

    Thanks for sharing your post at the Say G'day Saturday linky party. I'm so thrilled you joined in!

    Best wishes and have a great weekend!
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thanks Natasha! I love getting pinned!! :)

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  13. Your wreath is just too cute! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! It’s super easy to make, but it does pack a pop!

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  14. Well goodness, this is just too cute and wonderful-so of course I am pinning it!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at TOHOT!
    Jemma

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    1. Thanks Jemma!! I love getting pinned! :)

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