Dollar Store Neutral Patriotic Wreath. Grab a glittery star, some rope from the Dollar Store and create a neutral star wreath for summer!
Dollar Store Neutral Patriotic Wreath
I love the dollar store! It’s full of all kinds of awesome things that you can use to organize your home as well as decorate! I love finding items in the dollar store that I can transform into items that fit in with my home decor style. I wanted to create a neutral star wreath to keep up this summer from memorial day through July so I headed over to my dollar store to see what kind of patriotic items they had!
Summer Wreath Ideas
I’m joining some friends who are all sharing summer wreath ideas. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and see the beautiful ideas. There’s something so welcoming about a summer wreath!
Neutral Patriotic Decor
I love red white and blue, but sometimes those colors might not go with other colored items in your home! For example, I have a bright pink rug I love using in our family room and although the pink is gorgeous, adding red white and blue in that room with a pin rug would be chaotic. On the other hand, adding this neutral wreath would look great with that pink rug or any other color combination!
What Supplies Do You need to Make a Neutral Patriotic Wreath?
Here are the materials I used to make this Dollar Store Neutral Patriotic Wreath
- Green Wreath – I used one I had, but here is a similar one.
- Dollar Store Star – This is the one I used.
- Dollar Store Rope – This is the rope I used.
- Ribbon – Here are some ribbons that are similar to the ones I used.
- Hot Glue Gun – This is my favorite glue gun
Dollar Store Star
I found a glittery star door hanging and I knew the star shape and size would be perfect for the center of my wreath. You have to use your imagination a little when looking for items. I looked beyond the glitter and saw the possibilities of the star shape!
Another item I found at the dollar store was cotton rope! It’s perfect for all kinds of neutral decor! Last month I shared the beehives I made out of plastic pots. I used jute for that project, but you can also use the same neutral rope! There are so many possibilities with this material.
How to Make a Neutral Star Wreath
It’s so easy to make this wreath. In just a few minutes you can have a patriotic wreath that can be used with any decor!
Deconstruct the Dollar Store Star
The first thing I did was unwrapped the star. It takes a few minutes because the glitter is held onto the star with wire that is wrapped around little posts throughout the star. Be patient and unwrap all of the wire. I got anxious when I was filming my video and pulled too hard and broke the top of the star. That made it more difficult when I was wrapping it later. Being patient in this step will save you time later.
Hot Glue The Rope to The Star
Once the star is bare, you can cut off the little posts. You can use wire cutters or scissors to do this. I didn’t cut off the posts and although you can’t tell they are there, I think cutting them off would make wrapping the star easier.
Hot Glue the Rope Every 2-3 Wraps
To keep the rope tight, ue a dab of hot glue on the star frame every 2-3 wraps to keep the rope in place.
Glue Rope Ends Together
Chances are you will need 2-3 rope packages to wrap the whole star. When you get to the end of one rope strand, hot glue the end to the back of the star. Then take the new rope strand and place the end next to the end of the pervious rope strand, connecting the two rope strands together. It may seem a little bulky but you will not be able to see the bulk at the back of the star. Continue wrapping until you get to the original rope strand glue the end of first rope strand.
What Do You Do If The Strands Fray?
Chances are you will not use all of the rope strands to the end, so you will probably need to cut the end of the strand and glue it to the back. The rope strands are taped at each end, so the rope will start to fray. Don’t get stressed, just glue the strands to the back. I had to use a bit of glue to coat all of the fray.
Use Ribbon to Tie the Top of the Star to the Top of Your Wreath
Use two coordinating ribbon to attach the star to the top of my wreath. Loop the ribbon under the top of the star, then under the top of the wreath and tie it at the top. So easy!
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More DIY Summer Wreaths
I created this mantel when I had a bright pink rug and I loved how the neutral complemented a theme other than red white and blue!
I also love going the traditional red white and blue route. This was one of my favorite patriotic wreaths!
What are your working on this Summer?
Share YOUR ideas with us in the comments!!