This sassy DIY Fourth of July wreath is a cheeky take on traditional patriotic decor and oh so American. Best part? You can whip this up in just a few hours! This post contains affiliate links.
I love the Fourth of July. I love it sooo much that Christmas is starting to get jealous! #Forreals
If you’ve been a reader for long, you may remember that last year I was in the process of moving into my new home during the holiday and so I didn’t decorate (or truly celebrate if you want to know the truth). I have been waiting a WHOLE ENTIRE YEAR to get my patriotic on.
I love sitting out on the porch swing on summer nights, so as soon as Memorial Day rolled around you can bet I was out fiddling around with some fun decor. I started things off with a fun wreath that looks tradition on the outset, but contains a cheeky little message.
DIY Fourth of July Wreath
This wreath comes together really fast, with relatively few supplies. I finished mine in under two hours…most of the time I spent watching paint dry!
Preserved Boxwood Wreath
MDF Wood Cut Out of USA (my good friend Amy cut mine, but Target has something similar)
White Craft Paint
Red Craft Paint
Scotch Paint Tape
Electronic Cutting Machine
Navy Blue Expressions Vinyl
Red White and Blue Ribbon
The base of my wreath was a solidly preserved boxwood. While you could work this with any type wreath form including styrofoam or a wire wreath form covered in burlap, I loved the contrast this wreath provided. You can find this boxwood wreath on Amazon OR at your local Target.
With my wreath in place, I started on the feature piece for the wreath. My friend Amy cut my “America” out of MDF so it was just the perfect size, but I’ve seen similar cut outs online, in the dollar section at Target and in craft stores.
I started by painting the MDF white, using DecoArt’s Outdoor Living paint. I gave the cut out two coats, because I wanted a really bright consistent white that would stand out.
Once I was happy with the basic white, I used 1″ painters tape to create “stripes.”
I painted the stripes with DecoArt’s Santa red (one of my favorites), which is a nice bright red. A secondary color that I considered is Berry.
Once the stripes were dry, it was time to lay down my vinyl.
I used the phrase “The United States of Awesome,” because I wanted to add a little spice to my otherwise VERY traditional wreath.
Once my feature piece was ready, I simply glued it down to the boxwood wreath and added a bit of ribbon to finish it off. I love how it turned out and this DIY Fourth of July Wreath looks fantastic on my patriotic porch.