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July Fourth DIY Wreath

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Want an easy project for you & your tots? We pulled¬†the idea together after a ūü§Ď $5 trip to the dollar store. With just 5 steps,¬†this¬†July fourth DIY wreath¬†took us less than an hour to create¬†ūüė≤¬†

 

This is how we created our July fourth DIY wreath...

Crafting with your kids? With only $5 and less than an hour, this is the easiest July fourth DIY wreath we ever made! ShoptheKei.com

July Fourth DIY Wreath

Materials & Tools

Decide if your wreath is going to hang outside or decorate inside your space. This decision will determine the materials you need for creating this project. If you live in an area where it never rains, then this does not apply to you.

Materials needed:

  • 1 plastic fourth of july tablecloth (if your wreath is for outdoor use) OR 2 packs of¬†fourth of july¬†napkins (if your¬†wreath is for indoor use)
  • foam board
  • a circular template to trace (such as a bowl or wreath frame)
Crafting with your kids? With only $5 and less than an hour, this is the easiest July fourth DIY wreath we ever made! ShoptheKei.com

    Tools needed:

    • regular scissors (not wire cutters as shown)
    • X-acto¬†knife and safe surface for cutting
    • pencil or pen
    • glue sticks & glue gun

    Crafting with your kids? With only $5 and less than an hour, this is the easiest July fourth DIY wreath we ever made! ShoptheKei.com

    July Fourth DIY Wreath

    How to make a wreath step by step

    STEP 1: Find a circular template (like a bowl or a wreath frame) and trace out the circle. Now measure about 2-3" from the circle's outer edge to draw a smaller circle within.

    *A task for your kids - Ask kiddo to hold the template as you trace or let them trace it. Congratulate them on making such a nice shape. 

    Crafting with your kids? With only $5 and less than an hour, this is the easiest July fourth DIY wreath we ever made! ShoptheKei.com

    STEP 2: Using your x-acto knife, carefully cut out both circles. This is only for adults. Please do not let your kids handle a blade.

    Crafting with your kids? With only $5 and less than an hour, this is the easiest July fourth DIY wreath we ever made! ShoptheKei.com

    STEP 3:

    Open the napkins *A task for kids - Ask kiddo to remove napkins from the packaging 

    OR

    Remove table cloth from packaging. Fold the table cloth into approximately 8" squares (do not be exact)

     

    STEP 4:

    Most napkins come pre-folded. If yours are, then you are in luck! Time saved! Use the scissors to cut the folded lines in the napkins.

    *task for kids - Lets see how many napkin balls your kid can make before mommy finishes cutting her napkin squares. You want to smash up as many napkins as possible.

    OR

    Cut out the squares in the table cloth.

    *A task for kids - Ask kiddo to ball up the table cloth squares. Hurray for the most messiest squares!

     

    STEP 5: 

    This video will show you the technique I use with hot glue to create the wreath. The more squares you add, the fuller your wreath will look. Glue them closely together for a full look.

    *A task for kids: By now, your kid may totally peace out. Mine ran away, got on her tricycle, but came back after mommy pleaded for her assistance. Kids love to feel needed. Nyaeli then helped me unfold the napkins while I attached them to the wreath. The table cloth plastic is much easier to unfold but you can ask your little detectives to help you locate those missing squares (that without a doubt are all over the house by now)

     

    Once you have filled in the wreath base to your liking, its ready to be hung up. You can fluff it, scrunch it, unfold it, even steam it to give it more or less definition and texture.

    Crafting with your kids? With only $5 and less than an hour, this is the easiest July fourth DIY wreath we ever made! ShoptheKei.com

    I'd love to see how you take this idea and customize it to fit your style. Please send me a picture of your kids showing off their DIY americana wreath! 

    Crafting with your kids? With only $5 and less than an hour, this is the easiest July fourth DIY wreath we ever made! ShoptheKei.com

     

     

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