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DIY Patriotic Fabric Wreath

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I have another craft for you all that will be perfect for the 4th of July. But, in all honesty isn’t patriotism year round?! This will look super cute at any time! I must warn you. This is a little bit of a dangerous craft so I don’t recommend getting any kiddos involved in the making of this one. You’ll see what I mean later on! But isn’t it a beauty?!

 DIY Patriotic Fabric Wreath

Okay, I know it’s ANOTHER wreath… but I just couldn’t help myself. I’ve had this idea in my head for a while and am so happy I was finally able to make it happen! It took a little thought and some elbow grease from my Hubby to help me get the form for the wreath made but once that was done I was good to go with the rest of it!

Ingredients

Wire Mesh           Found in the gardening section at hardware store, in a roll

Fabric                   Red Gingham (1 yard), Dark Denim (1/2 yard), Off white with red stars (1 foot)

Twine

Patriotic Star

Wire Cutter

Fabric Scissors

Ruler

Directions

Cut mesh with wire cutters at 24 inches. Bend wire so it will lay as flat as possible.

Patriotic Fabric Wreath

Next, taking another wreath I made we cut out the mesh into a circle. If you don’t have a form to go by just measure it 16 inches across in the middle of the mesh and cut it into a circle.

Patriotic Fabric Wreath

This is why I mentioned it is a dangerous craft. The edges of the metal mesh once cut can be pretty sharp so be careful!! Now you’re ready to cut the fabric. You will need all of the gingham. So measure it out into long strips of 5 inches. Then cut the strips into 1/2 – 3/4 inch pieces. They should look like this:

Patriotic Fabric Wreath

Now, you are just going to loop the fabric pieces onto the different piece of metal on the metal mesh. To make the loop you take the piece of fabric, fold it in half length wise, tuck the part you folded over under the metal bar and back over and tuck in the loose ends, pulling it through. You don’t need to loop every single bar but enough so it looks full. You are going to do this with the red gingham until 2/3 of the wreath is covered. Now, on to the trickier part, the denim and the star fabric. Mine turned out to be a teenie bit of a fail but you can’t tell that in the pics because I fixed it. I am going to tell you what to do so you won’t have to go back over it like I did. When cutting the denim fabric cut it into 6 inch long sections and then into the individual strips 1/2- 3/4 of an inch just like the gingham. You have to do this because the denim is much thicker and you will need the extra inch to compensate.  Trust me. The fabric with the stars cut it like you did the gingham. Now, you are just going to loop this fabric as well. I did it so one row would be all denim and the next row would be a denim piece, then a fabric piece and repeat. Like this:

Patriotic Fabric Wreath

You can also see how I formed the loops here.

Then, just continue with this allll the way around! Now you are going to want to secure your star and add a piece of twine so you can hang it on a wreath hanger. Make sure when placing the hanger part that it will hang like the flag. The blue part at the top left. Here is what the back looks like:

Patriotic Fabric Wreath

That’s it! Thanks so much for reading! If you came over from Sugar Bee Crafts please make sure to subscribe to my e-mail notifications on the top right of this screen or follow me on any of my social media buttons. I update 5-7 times a week so make sure you don’t miss a post! Here are a few more pics!

DIY Patriotic Fabric Wreath

DIY Patriotic Fabric Wreath

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DIY Patriotic Fabric Wreath

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45 Wonderful Comments

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    Amy mayen says:
    June 27, 2013

    Dana, my favorite FOJ wreath I’ve seen yet!! It will look cute later too when the fabric frays a bit..very cool craft, woman!

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    June 27, 2013

    Hey Dana! I LOVE your wreath!! I am going to have to make me one of these for sure. I am also doing the Red, White, and Blue Series today! I’m excited I found your blog and to have a look around and follow you. 🙂

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      June 27, 2013

      YAY!! I hope you do but be careful lol, I got a lot of little stabs from this baby. I’m going to check your post out now!

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    Angel says:
    June 27, 2013

    Hi Dana,
    This is really beautiful. I love the look of your wreath. You have inspired me to try to make one of my own. Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop. See you next week.
    Angel

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    Mionna H. says:
    June 28, 2013

    Oh my goodness. This is very pretty and creative. Great Job!

    Found you at the blog hop!

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    June 28, 2013

    This came out gorgeous! Just in time for the 4th of July – definitely making this!

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      June 29, 2013

      Thanks sooo much, I would love to see yours too!

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    Laurie S says:
    June 28, 2013

    Found you on the blog hop :-). Great wreath! Love the denim, I have some of that weaved rug material I used to make a rag rug that should work too :-). (Not sure what its called) I am definitely going to make one. Thanks!!

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      June 29, 2013

      Oh yea that material will definite work! Thanks so much, I would love pictures hehe!

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    Cindy Eikenberg says:
    June 29, 2013

    Dana, this wreath is just adorable, love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and thrilled that you joined us! Will be pinning to our party board and sharing on FB tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      June 29, 2013

      Thanks sooo much for sharing and putting a pin on it!

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    Gena says:
    June 29, 2013

    That’s beautiful! And looks really fun to make!
    –Gena

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      June 29, 2013

      Thanks so much, it’s tedious but the outcome is worth it!

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    July 1, 2013

    Years ago I remember a way to make rag wreaths with a Styrofoam ring. This is so much nicer and I’m sure more durable so you can use it every year. I like the fabrics you chose too…that makes a lot of difference.

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    Amanda says:
    July 1, 2013

    This DIY is so adorable! Thanks for sharing!

    Xo, Amanda

    theamandakathryn.blogspot.com

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    Dale says:
    July 1, 2013

    Wow, that wreath is beautiful!! You did a wonderful job on it!! I love the colors, too!

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      July 2, 2013

      Thanks so much, I’m so glad you like it!

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    July 2, 2013

    This wreath is gorgeous! I will be featuring it on my Facebook page today. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing it at Marvelous Mondays this week!

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    BeBetsy says:
    July 4, 2013

    We love your wreath and how patriotic it is – go red, white and blue!! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday.

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. And for the LINK back to BeBetsy.

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      July 5, 2013

      Thank you, hope your Holiday was great as well!

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    Suburbsmama says:
    July 5, 2013

    Lovely wreath. Thank you so much for linking up to my linky party. Hope to see more from you next time.

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    Sara says:
    July 9, 2013

    Beautiful work! Thanks again for sharing on my blog hop! I also want to get more information about guest posting or co hosting with you. Could you send me more information?

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