Patriotic Vintage Flag Wreath


I love putting up a patriotic wreath on Memorial weekend and leaving it up all summer long. I also love recycling old items and using an old flag that may need to be retired from it's flag pole days is perfect for this craft!

You can use a new flag as well.  I tea-stained a new flag for this wreath to give it a vintage feel, and used an old metal star from my Christmas decorations for the finishing touch.

Supplies:
20 inch grape vine wreath
2 1/2 ft x 4 ft flag (could use a 3x5 ft flag also, will have a longer "tail" at the bottom)
2 rubberbands
hot glue gun w/ hot glue
optional embelishments: such as : metal or wooden star, flowers, ribbon ,etc.

Directions:
  • I chose this time to hot glue my flowers in place as seen below. 
  • Gather the top (Blue) end of the flag and secure with a rubberband about 2-3 inches from the end.
  • Decide on the location you'd like to drape the flag, I chose just to the left of the top center of the wreath.
  • Wrap the rubberbanded  end over the wreath and hot glue it in place on the back side of the wreath.
  • Drape the rest of the flag across the wreath at an angle.
  • Gather the bottom end of the flag and secure it with a rubberband leaving at least 5-6 inches of a tail (longer than the other end you banded).
  • Wrap the end of the flag over the wreath and through the center to wrap the tail end back on top of the wreath as shown:

  • Tack the rubberbanded area to the wreath with a dot or two of hot glue. (arrange the flag to drape slightly over the rubberbanded area to hide it.
  • Finish off the wreath with any embelishments. I hot glued an old metal star to the bottom of the wreath right where the flag wrapped around the bottom.

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