This 4th of July Wreath is made from recycled puzzle pieces. Recycle a puzzle and make a decorative and festive Americana Wreath for the 4th of July!
It's made from an old puzzle, it's one of our favorite craft tutorials. Repurposing items for decor is always a fun activity.
I hope this is turning out to be a good week for you. Today I am sharing a fun craft idea that involves repurposing. The 4th of July is nearly here and so today we are sharing a fun and simple dollar store craft.
Today I am sharing a tutorial on how to upcycle a puzzle into a cute décor wreath for the Fourth of July
Gather all supplies. Basecoat puzzle pieces with blue craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. Freezer paper makes a great, inexpensive cover for your work surface.
Download, print and cut the star wreath pattern HERE. Trace onto chipboard, cut the outside with scissors and the inside with craft knife on a self-healing mat.
Randomly attach puzzle pieces to star wreath base with the glue gun and glue sticks.
Apply a second layer of puzzle pieces over top of the first layer. Mix and match the shapes to create an organic pattern.
Measure and cut a rectangle of white cardstock one-inch wide and seven-inches wide, and then fishtail the ends with scissors. Punch or cut two 1 ½” circles from red cardstock and two 1” circles from blue cardstock. Layer the circles and then the letter stickers onto the banner. Attach the banner to the star wreath with the glue gun and glue sticks.
To finish, accent the banner with rhinestones. Measure and cut a twelve-inch length of red twine and glue to the back of the wreath to use as a hanger.
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Supplies for Americana Wreath:
- Puzzle, 100 Piece – Dollar Store
- Craft Paint – Blue
- Twine – Red
- Cardstock – White, 1” by 7” Rectangle, Scraps of Red and Blue
- Letter Stickers – USA
- Rhinestones – Two, Clear (or other embellishments like glitter, bows or whatever)
- Chipboard or cardboard (think recycled cereal or cracker boxes)
- Newspaper or open trash bag (to protect work surface)
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Circle Punches or Template – 1” Wide and 1 ½” Wide.
- Craft Knife and Self-Healing Mat
- STAR WREATH PATTERN
This easy Americana Wreath activity is easy to create with your tweens and teens. Make this Dollar Store star-shaped puzzle piece wreath in just about 30 minutes!
For more great 4th of July inspiration, check out:
4th of July Crafts for Kids - Fun crafts for kids and adults too!
Patriotic Dessert Ideas - Sweet ways to celebrate the 4th
Simple 4th of July Food Ideas - A free menu planner and ideas for a 4th of July gathering.
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