Thursday, June 30, 2022

Easy 4th of July Wreaths For When You're Short on Time

Not gonna lie, time for crafting has been eluding me for a while.  Between running my business, wrangling my kids and trying to keep the house together, crafting is at the end of my mile-long to-do list.  I still wanted to do a little something for the upcoming 4th of July holiday...except almost every free moment is spent on cleaning up for the arrival of weeklong houseguests, filling orders, etc. so I was stumped as to how to fit it in.

I was literally out buying paper plates and glass cleaner at Lowe's & saw these fun 15 inch metal stars and thought I could come up with a super quick way to make them into front door decor:

I had made some other quickie wreaths for St. Patrick's Day a few months back using some pre-string wood bead wreaths from Hobby Lobby, some wide burlap ribbon and a few wooden shapes:

So when I saw those metal stars I thought I could repurpose the wreaths for the 4th of July in just a few minutes - which is about all the time I can spare these days.  I was pretty happy with how they turned out, as well as the fact that it didn't mean sacrificing a bunch of time needed for other stuff:

I'd made the burlap bows and hot glued them onto the bead wreaths on the original versions.  I left those in place but cut the twine ties to remove my St. Patrick's Day centers:

I grabbed the same twine and laced it through the beads where the bows were glued using a stiff piece of wire to pull it through:

Then I looped the ends back under the wreath's wire, between the beads, and tied the open ends together to make my hanging loop.  This also made sure that the beads would be pressed together so the bows would be perky and face front rather than droopy, since the beads can rotate.  

I looped some twine through the hangers at the back of each star and made a lark's head knot.  Then I tied the open ends together around the top beads of the wreaths where my bows were.

Since the stars were metal I was concerned about them being noisy on the doors - especially since they'd be resting on the glass portion of ours.  With a lot of people coming in & out for the next week and gusty breezes lately, I didn't want major clattering all the time.  So I grabbed some felt furniture pads:

I cut them into triangular pieces and stuck one on the back of each star point.  

It worked like a charm.  They're visually bold, but nice and quiet:)

And the best part is I can still easily take them apart to reuse the bead part for another theme and then tie them back together for next year's Independence Day.  I LOVE when crafts can be multi-purpose (and there's less stuff to have to store somewhere)!!

Now our front porch is looking festive and I've still got time to finish everything else I need to do around here.

Happy 4th of July Everyone!


  1. I like how simple and cute these are. nice job

  2. This is perfect for busy crafters!

  3. I love this wreath--such a great idea and quick to put together!


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