How to Make a Vintage Patriotic Wreath
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?
I will be sharing this at: Patriotic Party Link Up
Chloe, I am loving your vintage wreath and banner displayed on your mantel. What a fun way to have a touch of patriotic in your home! You have a knack for creative DIY’s! Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you so much Pam! I am looking forward to collecting na lot of driftwood this weekend, I have some great driftwood projects coming up!
Always love your crafts.
Thank you so much Linda!
Gorgeous! Love the vintage touch
Thank you Donna!
With three red/white/blue holidays each year, this would come in handy. However, it seems very simple to make and I could easily (I hope) make a few different ones. It is very pretty and definitely has the vintage feel. Is there a brand of spray adhesive that you prefer and how do you store your wreaths?
I love the vintage look for patriotic holidays and your wreath is great! Pinning to my Red, White, and Blue Board.
Thank you so much Beverly. I like that vintage look, too!