Easy and Fun American Flag Wreath Tutorial

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If you’re looking for a fun and easy craft idea this 4th of July, check out the American flag wreath that our teenager, Lucia, made this year. With supplies you can easily pick up at any local craft store, you can create this adorable wreath to hang on your door or give as a gift!

Bring it out on Labor Day, Memorial Day, or any day you are feeling patriotic!

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Supplies You’ll Need

Wire Wreath Frame (we chose 12″)
Clothespins (approx. 73, depending on the size of the wreath frame size)
Wooden Stars (depends on how many you want to add)
Spray Paint, Red
Spray Paint, Blue
Spray Paint, White
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue
Ribbon
Wreath Hanger

Step By Step Tutorial

  1. Head outside and put down a tarp, or painters cloth, to protect the ground/grass.
  2. Spray paint the wire wreath frame. It’s up to you what color you want to spray it. You can also leave it the color it is, if you prefer.
  3. Figure out how many of each color clothespins you’ll need and separate them.
  4. Take the first bunch of clothespins, clip them to a cardboard box, upright.
  5. Make sure to spray with the wind so the spray paint doesn’t hit you in the face (this may or may not have happened to us).
  6. Spray the first bunch of clothespins and then set aside.
  7. Repeat for the next two bunches of clothespins.
  8. You can either spray paint or hand paint the wooden stars, white.
  9. Let wreath frame, clothespins and stars dry fully.
  10. Clip the clothespins to the wreath, one by one. You’ll want to get them as close together as possible.
  11. We chose to clip 4 red and 4 white to make each stripe. This is completely up to your discretion.
  12. Hot glue each star to the blue section of the wreath. Choose how many you want to add. In our case, we wanted to add 50 but we ran out of space.

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Video Tutorial

If you create one of these, we’d love to see it! Don’t forget to post a picture and tag us!

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An easy and fun project that you and your kids can create together. This American flag wreath is perfect for July 4th, Labor Day, Memorial Day or anytime you're feeling patriotic.

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  1. I’m one fond of making crafts without spending much and this totally made my day! One Awesome idea here, professional looking yet not complicated at all! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Such a cute idea! I’d love to do this and then maybe add a little firecracker embellishment to it for sparkle!

  3. Wow for a craft this actually looks pretty professional. Its easy and looks amazing with not a lot of work to create this great job!

  4. It turned out really cute! I haven’t seen a clothespin wreath before, but what a great idea for any age.

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! Looks easy to make and perfect to use for years to come! I may have to try this next year!

  6. This is an amazing and creative DIY you have here. I like that it’s not complicated to do at all. The end result looks awesome.

  7. I really like the idea of using clothespin in creating this wreath. So creative and so adorable. I salute you for a job well done. 🙂

  8. Such a fun and simple idea! I used to decorate big for the holidays and have slacked off quite a bit. This makes me want to get back to it!

  9. It is a cool idea, very appropriate for today and Americans celebrating the 4th of July. I love your blog by the way. 🙂

  10. I used to make my own wreaths all the time but I quit a few years ago. However this wreath looks super festive and easy enough to make, I need to try it!!

  11. This wreath looks like it’s fun to make, simple but elegant enough for display even when it’s not the Fourth of July! This is a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  12. That turned out amazing. I really love this idea. I love doing crafts like these for the holidays. I need to make this one too!

  13. Great idea! My teenager is always looking for fun crafts she can make for me. I’ll have to go pick up the supplies for her. So festive!

  14. This turned out looking amazing! I really like the colors. The wreath should be great for all sorts of patriotic holidays and events.

  15. I’m looking forward to creating your wreath. It’s everything I want in a patriotic wreath. So lovely!

  16. That is too cute! I love the simplicity. I am always in awe of people who can look at one thing and see something else entirely! Great job.

  17. What a fun and easy craft. I have seen these before and have always thought to attempt it. You made it seem so easy, I may have to give it go.

  18. I think I’ll pick up these supplies and make this with the kids tomorrow. I was looking for something fun to create that was patriotic and perfect for the upcoming holiday.

  19. How nice! I need to make one of these with my kids. We’re a military family so we usually have patriotic stuff out all year.

  20. Such a cool looking and patriotic craft. I would love to make this and the directions seem straight forward. I have a little time before the fourth to make this.

  21. I love the look of an American flag wreath on a front door and yours looks terrific! This would be so much more affordable than buying one in a store.,

  22. Wow! This is a very easy and fun project to do for July 4th, Labor Day or Memorial Day. I’m so sure my niece and nephews will enjoy doing this with me. Thanks for the tips!

  23. I really like this idea! It’s easy to do it’s fun to do and it’s not gonna cost an arm and a leg to do it. I think we might just do this.

  24. I’ve always wanted to make a clothespin wreath but really didn’t know where to start (I’m not that crafty) and your USA wreath is beautiful! I’m going to grab the things I need and follow your instructions to make my own. I love it! Pinning!