Hello, friends! I’m bringing you one more project before I share our new bundle of bliss with you! We welcomed our third baby boy last week and will be sharing a post soon! But for now, its the last Thursday of the month so it’s time for My Dollar Store DIY! Our theme is “Fun in the Sun” so anything summer-related goes. I made a super easy DIY Patriotic Striped Scarf Wreath just in time for the quickly approaching Fourth of July holiday! It’s hanging on the front door and is the perfect red, white and blue Summer touch to the porch!
So my plan was to have this project done before the baby came, but all I was able to accomplish was multiple trips to Dollar Tree where I bought the most random items [read all the items] from the Fourth of July section ha! So I came up with an idea and sat down to put it together. It really was quite simple and I was able to do most of it from the couch!
Here is what I did…
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red, white & blue striped scarf [I used 2]
1 red & 1 blue bandanna [came in a 2 pack]
wire wreath form
blue flameless LED star tealight candles [I used 3]
1 bouquet of faux white roses [not pictured]
hot glue gun
[All supplies purchased at Dollar Tree]
First, cut the two scarves into 3 inch strips. I basically just made each cut so there was a red, white and a blue stripe on the strip. I was able to get 22 pieces from each scarf.
For the bandannas, I cut each one in half and then made 2 inch wide cuts all the way down each half. I was able to get 18 pieces from the red and 18 from the blue.
Next, I started tying the scarf pieces to the wire wreath form by wrapping it all the way around all 4 wires and then tying a double knot. Here is what my first few pieces look like tied onto the wreath form.
As I said before, I used 2 scarves to fill the entire wreath form because 22 pieces took me about halfway.
Once the entire wreath was filled with scarf strips, I filled in with the bandanna pieces, tying a piece of bandanna to the wreath every two scarf pieces. 2 blue, then 2 red, 2 blue, etc. The bandannas really helped to fill in any gaps and make it look fluffy and full!
I knew I wanted to attach the blue LED star candles to the wreath somehow, but quickly realized the blue stars got lost in all of the red, white and blue fabric because of all the blue in the materials. So, I grabbed some of the white flowers I had bought, plucked the flower from the wire stem and hot glued a small cluster of them onto the wreath.
Next, I added a small amount of hot glue to the back of the star across from the on/off switch so it could still be accessed once attached to the wreath. I glued down 3 stars on top of the cluster of white flowers.
And here it is!
It’s lightweight and hangs perfectly on my gold pineapple door wreath hanger which stays up year-round as I swap out wreaths from season to season!
Here is an up-close view of the twinkling star candles. I’m not sure how they’ll look lit up at night, but I think it is a cute little touch!
The porch could use a little more sprucing before the 4th of July rolls around next week and am thinking about sticking a few flags in my large metal planter pots or in the topiaries on either side of the door. Buuuut then again, maybe I won’t! There is a hint of red in the pots from my geraniums, but the wreath alone is seasonally festive enough I think!
What about you?!
Pretty cute for a $6 wreath 🙂 Wouldn’t this be darling hung from the deck or attached to the front of a tablecloth at your backyard 4th of July BBQ?!
Now what to do with the rest of my miscellaneous red, white and blue supplies? It might all just get tucked away until next year. Things have gotten quite a bit busy around here lately. #lifewithanewborn
Ok, now go take a peek below for more Summertime projects. Bring on the fun in the sun!!