How to Make an Old Glory Patriotic Wreath in less than 5 minutes!
When I was a little girl growing up my Father flew the American flag for every national holiday. Our front porch had white pillars and I remember a silver bracket being attached to the pillar closest to the sidewalk. I used to look forward to the days when the flag would be hung. I loved to sit on the porch and just watch the flag blow gently with the wind.
Moments like those (and so many more) helped to give me a love for this country and all things American. When I bought my house one of the very first things I did was buy an American flag, a pole and a bracket and I hung the flag proudly from my porch. I still fly the American Flag often. Over the years I’ve gone through quite a few and have always retired them properly. I did have one, though, that I have not taken the proper steps with (yet) and since the 4th of July is just a few days away I decided to display it in the form of a wreath.
Old Glory Patriotic Wreath
This beautiful grapevine wreath literally took only 5 minutes to make and I needed only a few supplies.
What You Need:
I recycled a grapevine wreath that I previously used for autumn door decor. I took everything off but there was one very stubborn faux hydrangea that refused to come off so I decided to go with it and just leave it in place. Works for me! You could instead add some other greenery or a metal star in its place.
I tucked the flag, stars to the left, over one side of the grapevine wreath, holding in place with safety pins.
I draped the flag across the wreath gathering it with raffia and tied it tightly around the opposite side of the wreath.
I then tied the raffia in a bow allowing the ends to hang and flow with the striped side of the wreath.
I really love how this turned out. The flag looks beautiful and gets another chance to be respected and admired and it’s a wonderful way to welcome guests!
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