My vintage patriotic wreath was a natural follow-up to my Vintage Look Fourth of July Banner. I had leftover scraps of fabric and plenty of extra book pages I had stained with coffee, so this made a quick and easy coordinated piece to add to my July decorations.
I had all kinds of scraps left from my banner, you can see in the above piece where I cut out one of my pennants! I laid out the fabric flat on a cutting mat.
I took my rotary cutter and ran it through the fabric, making strips with a bit of a curve to them to make them easier to adhere to my wreath.
I took a plain styrofoam wreath and sprayed it in small sections with spray adhesive. I then took the scraps and one at a time I wrapped them around the wreath and stretched and smoothed the fabric around the wreath form. I overlapped each piece of fabric to cover all of the exposed styrofoam.
Here is my wreath with the fabric scraps all attached firmly to the wreath form. I simply alternated the star fabric with the vintage print.
On the back side there were a couple of places where the fabric had not adhered where it overlapped other pieces of fabric. I simply used a tiny bit of hot glue to secure those spots.
I wanted this to match my banner, so I made a few more of my paper rosettes. If you would like the tutorial for this, you can find it here: Vintage Look Banner.
I made these in three different sizes and added them to my fabric-covered wreath and it is ready to display!
Little driftwood sailboats are perfect to accompany the wreath!
I will be displaying my wreath on my mantel. Where would you display yours?”