I got the idea for this American Flag Wreath months ago. I knew I wanted to use my plastic table cover method I started with our Fall Harvest Wreath, but I figured I would need to make and attach my own stars to the blue area. Imagine my excitement when I saw a plastic table cover at Hobby Lobby that had the blue with white stars already on it! Okay, yes, this makes me a craft nerd I’m sure, but when I found the table cover, it’s like all the stars (think universe, not flag) aligned for this wreath to be made.
I’ve linked to a plastic table cover on Amazon that should have enough of the blue with white stars to cover the quarter section needed for this wreath in case you can’t find one locally. If it’s not enough, you could always take the wreath down to the 12 or 14-inch size.
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American Flag Wreath
- 54″ X 108″ Blue with White Stars Plastic Table Cover
- 54″ X 108″ White Plastic Tablecover
- 54″ X 108″ Red Plastic Tablecover
- 15.8″ Foam Wreath Form
Step 1: Unfold the first part of the white plastic table cover so that the shortest side is still folded. It should be approximately 14 inches by 108 inches. By leaving this part folded, it will be much easier to cut.
Step 2: Measure 4 inches and cut across the entire 14-inch width. Repeat and cut 18 of them.
Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the red table cover.
Step 4: For the blue table cover with white stars, you will need to cut off the portion with just the blue and white. Once you have that separated, fold it lengthwise and cut your 4-inch strips like you did with the red and white table covers. You will likely use the entire table cover.
Step 5: Now you will cut all of those 4-inch strips into 13.5-inch pieces. Why 13.5? Because 54 divided by 4 is 13.5 and besides, bigger wreaths are thicker, too. Here’s what’s cool, though. The fold marks show up right on the 13.5 mark, so you don’t really need a ruler the whole time.
Step 6: Take a bit of the tape and mark off the area for the blue. It’s easy to get going with the ties and lose track of where to stop.
Step 7: Starting at the first tape mark, take a 13.5-inch white piece and tie it around the wreath with a double knot. Tie a second one beside it, skewing them so the knots aren’t next to each other.
Step 8: Take a 13.5-inch red piece and tie it around the wreath with a double knot. Tie a second one beside it, skewing them so the knots aren’t next to each other.
Step 9: Repeat Steps 7 and 8 until you reach the second tape mark. It should alternate with two whites and two reds. I ended up using 72 pieces of each color.
This is the part where I sit down and watch TV while I tie and tie and tie some more.
Step 10: Tie all of the blue with white stars pieces around the remaining wreath section. With these pieces, you’ll want to fold them in half lengthwise because the color and print are only on one side. I ended up using 48 pieces of blue. Make sure to fluff the folded pieces once they’re tied on.
Step 11: Take a 13.5 by 4-inch piece of the leftover white table cover and slide it through a couple of the ties at the top of the wreath. I use the end of a paintbrush to help get the plastic through.
Step 12: Tie it into a loop. You will use this to hang your wreath.
That’s it! I have to say, this American Flag wreath has been my simplest plastic table cover wreath to date. I love how bold and bright all the colors turned out and I also like the size. Since this wreath is 100% plastic, I can confidently hang it on my front door and not worry about it getting wet or destroyed by the Florida weather. I’m also a fan of it not being tied to one specific holiday. This wreath is perfect not just for Independence Day, but also Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, and any other day you want to celebrate with the U.S. Flag.
If you like this wreath, you’ll love our other Wreath tutorials. If you’re looking for more Patriotic Crafts, we have those, too. We also have a popular Patriotic & 4th of July Inspiration board you’d love on Pinterest.
Hi, I’m Marie! I just built my first home (yay!) and I’m decorating it from the ground up. I decided to refocus my blogging efforts to include this exciting journey. Elle Marie Home (formerly The Inspiration Vault) will continue to provide great DIY and craft project ideas and tutorials, I’m just expanding my scope to include home decor, home improvement, and more advanced DIY projects.