4th of July is right around the corner!
Why not create this adorable patriotic wreath from red white and blue paper flowers?
It’s adorable and super easy with this step by step tutorial.
Plus the kids would have a blast making these.
Table of Contents
- Patriotic Paper Flower Wreath
- Step 1: Cut out Paper Spirals for Flowers
- Step 2: Start Spiraling the Flowers
- Step 3: Finish Your Paper Flower
- Step 4: Finish all of your Paper Flowers
- Step 5: Grab Your Wreath Base
- Step 6: Start filling your Wreath
- Step 7: Start Filling in your Red and White Stripes
- Step 8: Keep making your Flag
- Step 9: Finish your Wreath
- Patriotic Wreath made from Paper Flowers
Patriotic Paper Flower Wreath
- Colored craft paper in red white and blue
- Round wreath base
Step 1: Cut out Paper Spirals for Flowers
Start by taking your craft paper and cutting out several spiral patterns like the red one below. You’ll need quite a few too fill out your wreath, so make a lot of each color.
We used about 50 spirals total.
Step 2: Start Spiraling the Flowers
Once you have your spirals cut out, take one of them and start to roll it from the outer edge, like the photo below.
Step 3: Finish Your Paper Flower
Continue rolling your paper flower toward its center. Glue down the center of the spiral and press the coiled part against the glue to secure the paper roll in place.
Step 4: Finish all of your Paper Flowers
Finish making all of your red white and blue flowers.
Step 5: Grab Your Wreath Base
Once you have made plenty of your rolled paper flower coils, you can start making your wreath. You buy a wreath base, but we just made ours from some thin cardboard. (A cereal box works great for this!)
Just use a bowl and then a large cup to create the outer and inner rings.
Then gather together your wreath base and red white and blue flowers.
Step 6: Start filling your Wreath
Start by attaching your blue flowers first to your wreath base. This will be the upper blue area that represents the American Flag.
Keep all of your paper flowers as adjacent as possible. Fill about 1/4 of your base with the blue paper flowers.
Step 7: Start Filling in your Red and White Stripes
Next, start filling in the rest of your wreath base with the white and red paper flowers.
We kept our stripes 2 or 3 flowers thick.
Now grab the red and white rolled flowers and start attaching them on the base. Stick 2 or 3 lines of red flowers and then stick 2 or 3 lines of white flowers.
Step 8: Keep making your Flag
Keep alternating your red and blue flowers to finish all of your stripes.
Step 9: Finish your Wreath
Finish filling in your entire wreath until you end up with this patriotic wreath. It’s an adorable craft that’ll show off you 4th of July spirit!
You can then hang it up on an interior door, on the wall or as a decoration for a 4th of July party.
- Colored craft paper in red, white and blue
- Round wreath base or make one from thin cardboard
- Craft glue
- Cut out spiral patterns from red, white and blue craft paper. You'll need a lot. We used 10-15 of each color.
- Take a spiral cutout and start to roll the spiral from its outer end.
- Continue to roll the spiral towards the center to form a paper flower. Apply some glue to the center of the spiral pattern and press the coiled part against the glue to secure the rolled flower.
- Prepare the rest of your coils to create more of these paper flower rolls.
- Once you’re done making enough rolled (or coiled) paper flowers you can go ahead and make the wreath. Grab the round wreath base and the rolled flowers.
- Firstly, attach the blue rolled flowers on the wreath base. Keep the flowers as adjacent as possible. Fill one-fourth of the base with the blue flowers.
- Now grab the red and white rolled flowers and start attaching them on the wreathe base. Stick 2 or 3 lines of red flowers and then stick 2 or 3 lines of white flowers.
- Continue with alternating the red and white flower stripes.
- Cover the rest of your base in this stripe pattern to create an American Flag flower wreath.
- Once the base is covered, attach a hanging mechanism at the back side.