Patriotic Ribbon Wreath DIY

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It’s time for BBQs, flip-flops, and three months of patriotic holidays! That’s right, Memorial Day in May, Flag Day in June, and Independence Day in July– the perfect stretch of months for this easy-to-make and beautiful-to-hang flag. Seriously. If you can cut ribbon and tie double-knots, you can make this wreath in just under an hour.

You’ll Need:

  • 12-inch wire wreath frame
  • 2 rolls (1-1/2 inch x 4 yard) dark blue ribbon. At Michaels, you can find this in the Celebrate It 360 brand. (Bonus points if you can find this size ribbon with white stars on it! I couldn’t!)
  • 5 rolls (1-1/2 inch x 4 yard) red and white striped ribbon. Again, I found this in the Celebrate It 360 brand. (If you can’t find striped ribbon, you can also buy 10 yards of 1-1/2 inch red  and 10 yards of 1-1/2 inch white)
  • scissors

Note: I found all of my materials at Michaels; however, I’m sure that they can be found at other craft stores, too.


  1. Cut your ribbon into strips that are about 6 inches long. If they aren’t all exactly the same length, that’s okay. Cut your ribbon lengths on an angle
  2. Tape off (or eyeball) a section of the wreath that is roughly 1/4 of your wreath. This will be the blue field of the flag. The other 3/4s will be the striped section.
  3. Using your 6-inch lengths of blue ribbon, tie a double-knot as tightly as you can. Continue tying double-knots onto the frame until 1/4 of the wreath is covered with blue ribbon. Make sure that the wire frame can’t be seen between the ribbon.
  4. Using the same double-knot technique, add the red and white ribbon to the rest of the frame until the ribbon completely covers it.
  5. Fluff the ribbon and hang on your door!
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  1. Hey Jo! I was curious what your wore wreath form looks like. Both my local Michaels and Joanne’s had the same one that looks like this
    Is this the same one you used? Did you tie the ribbon on the inner and outer rings and that was enough to fill in the other rings? I have bought all the supplies and want to make sure I have enough ribbon! Thanks.

      1. That’s what I used– the 12 inch version of that wire frame. I tied ribbon to each individual ring. The knots will help to space everything out. Send me a pic when you’re done! I’d love to see it!

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