How to make a Red, White and Blue Wreath
I must love wreaths because I’m sharing another red, white and blue wreath craft with you today! If I’m making a seasonal wreath is has to be low-cost and easy to make, in very little time. I aim for 20 minutes or less because it’s not like these wreaths are hanging up year round. They are pretty enough to display all year, but then where would we put our fall wreaths?
When I was little I used to stay inside the house while my family lit off fireworks in the street. I’d watch through my big brother’s window as the sky lit up with bumble bees and artillery shells, running outside only for the fountains and sparklers. As I grew older I grew braver, lighting off smoke bombs (tossing them into the drain tubes beneath our driveway reminded me of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and small strings of firecrackers in the street. I grew up in Washington state where fireworks sounded all over town on the Fourth of July, but now living in California I don’t see them as often. I was getting inspired at my favorite craft store when I saw the red, white and blue glitter covered rocket. It reminded me of those days watching fireworks through the window, and now laying on a picnic blanket with my own family watching the big firework shows here in San Diego.
Supplies Needed to make a Firecracker Wreath:
- Red, white and blue mesh ribbon. Here is a similar product but at a higher price than I paid at my local craft store. I used mesh ribbon that was half this width and less than half the price!
- Foam Wreath
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Red, White and Blue Tinsel Foil Picks
- Firecracker Pick . Can’t Find a firecracker pick at your local craft store? Try a red, white, and blue bow or glitter star picks!
How to make a Firecracker Wreath
Double wrap a layer of red, white and blue mesh ribbon on the foam wreath. The double wrap should hold the ribbon in place.
Continue to wrap the ribbon around the wreath overlapping the ribbon edges by about an inch. Once you’ve covered the wreath with ribbon use hot glue to hold the end of the ribbon in place on the back of the wreath.
Attach the tinsel picks to the bottom of the wreath using hot glue. I placed mine right on the middle of the wreath but you can also tuck the ends of the picks under the ribbon or glue the ends towards the inside of the wreath.
Attach the rocket diagonally with the base on the foil pick bases, and the top resting on the wreath’s right side. Glue the top and bottom of the rocket with hot glue.
Now you have a Firecracker Wreath!
You may like my DIY Patriotic Wreath too!