I’ve said it before, but I definitely have a wreath obsession. This is the first year I’ve really decorated for the 4th of July and I’m so happy to finally have some patriotic themed decor. And of course I had to make a wreath for my front door. I’m pretty pleased with how this has turned out! And it was super cheap and pretty simple. The whole thing cost me about $5!
Here’s what you need:
- Old pair of jeans
- Old wire hanger bent into a circle
- Patriotic fabric (I used 3 fat quarters and had plenty of fabric)
- Matching felt – about 4-5 rectangular pieces. (I bought the stuff from Walmart)
- White thread
- star pattern
- Glue gun, sewing machine, pinking shears
First you want to bend your hanger so you know the size and shape of your wreath. Next, cut out all the stars. (Find my free star pattern above.) You should have three pieces for each star. I backed each star with jean fabric, put felt in the middle and had then the top piece. I cut them all out with pinking shears.
Sew all your stars together. This step is pretty simple if you have some sewing experience. It just takes time because you have to constantly turn for the different points.
I then placed the stars the way I wanted it on the hanger. I used a piece of cardboard to keep the stars in place and turn the whole thing over. Then I put a LOT of hot glue on the backs. I thought about sewing them to the hanger but at this point I was ready to be done and glue was faster. I’ll let you know how the hot glue holds up after it’s been on my door for a few weeks.
If you look close some of the stars don’t line up exactly with their backing but I was ok with that. I feel like it just adds to the look I was going for. I hope you find inspiration in this project!