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DIY Patriotic Yarn & Button Flag Wreath Tutorial


Hi there, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend! We spent most of the weekend at the pool with the kids. Being 8 months pregnant has certainly placed a limitation on the activities that I can partake in; especially in the heat! So, when we weren't at the pool, I occupied the kids with some simple craft projects {like this fun patriotic yarn and button flag wreath }and with an outdoor movie night in the backyard after the sun went down {quick side note -Kung Fu Panda 3 was great - a definite must-see for your next family movie night!}

This cute DIY Patriotic Yarn and Button Flag Wreath was incredibly easy to assemble with the kids - and it's a mess free project too {no glue required} - which I always love.  It's the perfect DIY décor to add to your front door (or somewhere around the house) for the upcoming 4th of July holiday!

In total, the supplies for this wreath rang in at just under $10, and it took about an hour to -  complete. Grab the supply list and our simple instructions to assemble your own DIY Patriotic Yarn & Button Flag Wreath, below.

 
 

What you'll need:
  • 10" Wreath form (Styrofoam or straw) If using straw simply leave it wrapped in the plastic wrap that it comes in. We used a wrapped straw wreath form for our wreath pictured as I already had it on-hand)
  • Scissors
  • 50 White buttons in various sizes
  • Straight pins
  • red, white and blue yarn (we grabbed ours at A.C. Moore where it's on sale this week)

How to:
  • Start with your blue yarn. Tie your yarn off in a knot at the back of your wreath form. Continue by wrapping 1/4 of your wreath form with blue yarn. Make sure to wrap it tightly -overlapping is fine (refer to image above and below) - it helps to conceal the wreath form completely. Finish by tying your yarn off in another knot at the back of your wreath form.
  • Next, grab your red yarn. Tie your yarn off in a knot at the back of your wreath form. Continue by wrapping a 3" section of your wreath form with red yarn.
  • Complete the previous step with white yarn. After complete alternate back to red (in a red white pattern) until your wreath form is completely covered / completed.
  • Finish your DIY Patriotic Yarn and Button Flag wreath by affixing your white buttons (in various sizes) to the blue portion of the front of your wreath form (by pressing a straight pin through each of the button wholes).
Hang your finished Yarn & Button Flag Wreath from your front door or another desired location. We used a long piece of burlap ribbon to hang our wreath on our front door.

I hope that everyone has a safe and memorable 4th of July weekend!

Happy Crafting & Happy 4th of July!