Fourth of July decorating {$1 scrap wreath}


Well friends, the Fourth of July decorating has begun over here. The 4th has always been one of my favorite holidays to decorate However, this year I cannot find my 4th decor anywhere… SO I’m starting from scratch. I don’t want to spend any money right now, so I’ll be re-purposing  things I already have around my home. First up is this cute $1 scrap wreath!

fourth of july wreath

Remember this old window from my junk yard finds? Well I’ve been trying to find a spot for it and I think I finally found it’s new home. I  thought it would be cute to put a wreath in the middle of the window. I made a square wreath for Halloweeen and thought the square/rectangle wreath would look great in this vintage window. So here’s how I made my $1 scrap wreath. :)

Fourth of July decorating

fourth of july wreath


1. First, I cut my rectangle from a white foam board I picked up from the dollar store. I used a ruler to make my measurements and then cut the board with my XACTO knife. 18 x 14 x 3in

2. Then I found a bunch of scrap fabric I had laying around and cut about 20 strips 15×2 in.

3. I tied the strips in a knot around my wreath. I did about 3-5 knots and then added a piece of white fabric.

4. For the white fabric (6x8in) I bunched it together and then hot glued the ends to the back of the wreath.

I continued this pattern all the way around. Don’t worry about making it look perfect… I think the raw edges give it a fun look.

fourth of july decorating

I added a star I had laying around  to the center and hung it up with some white rope (found at Hobby Lobby).

So there you have a simple and cute wreath you can make for around a buck! Gather some scrap fabric and you’ll have a fun piece of decor in no time. Come back tomorrow to see my finished Fourth of July “mantel.” Have a great day! :)

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Sarah Brownlow posted on June 5, 2012 at 11:21 am (#

    This is so cute! I have everything I need to make it at home today. And that old window is so neat, I need to find one of those!

  2. Katie posted on June 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm (#

    LOVE it! So cute! I love decorating for the Fourth of July too!

  3. karen Weight posted on June 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm (#

    Such a cute idea! Love the fabric you chose and that window is so cool! Can’t wait to go garage saleing this summer to find some treasures!

  4. Becca posted on June 7, 2012 at 7:17 am (#

    This is so adorable!

  5. Misty posted on June 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm (#

    This inspires me. I seriously am slack in the wreath department and it is time to change that.

  6. Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper posted on June 10, 2012 at 5:11 am (#

    This is great! I love all the fun red, white and blue projects starting to pop up in blogland. I hope you will link up to my Patriotic Project Parade.

    • Jamielyn posted on June 11, 2012 at 11:19 am (#

      Thanks Lindy! Have a great day!