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Have you ever wanted to add a bit of flair to your front door for Memorial Day or even Independence Day? Well then this is the perfect craft for you! This is a simple craft that can be accomplished by just about anyone.

The complete cost of this craft is under $20. And if you already have any of the needed supplies, it is even cheaper!

I was able to find all of the needed items at my local craft store.

Step 1: Gather Materials

There are many variations for these materials, but the ones listed below are the ones I chose to use.

-One 18" Straw Wreath still wrapped in plastic (you may use smaller size, or even a foam wreath)

-Glue Gun with Glue Sticks

-Red Yarn

-Blue Yarn

-White Yarn

-Silver Gems (50 - you can use less) (these can be substituted for white buttons)

-One pair of Scissors

-One Wreath Hook (not pictured)

One you have all of the materials needed, place them in your working area and prepare to start crafting!

Step 2: Yarn Wrapping- Blue

Once your working station is all set up and ready to go, plug in your glue gun so it can start heating up.

Next, place the wrapped straw wreath in front of you and grab the blue yarn. I highly suggest that you do not unwrap the straw wreath, as it creates a very large mess. It is best to leave it as is.

Once the glue gun is heated up enough to use, place a small amount of the glue onto the straw wreath in order to adhere the end of the blue yarn to the wreath.

Once the yarn is fastened to the wreath and the glue is dry, begin wrapping the blue yarn around the wreath until it covers about one quarter of the area of the wreath. You can double up on the layers of yarn as much as you would like. The more layers the more yarn needed, but it gives it a neat look! I did about 3-4 layers of yarn.

When you have wrapped enough blue yarn around the straw wreath, cut the yarn so that way it is no longer connected to your ball of yarn. Then, glue down the hanging piece of yarn to the back side of the wreath with the hot glue. Wait until the glue is dry, and cut off the excess yarn that may be hanging.

Step 3: Yarn Wrapping- Red

When starting to wrap the red and white yarn to give the striped look, you should start with the red yarn. When doing so, you want to get the red yarn ready to wrap by gluing the end of the red yarn down to the straw wreath with the hot glue, just as you had done with the blue yarn. The yarn should be glued down near the ending area of the blue yarn. Once the red yarn is secure and the glue is dry, you may begin wrapping the red yarn around the straw wreath just as you had done with the blue yarn.

When wrapping the yarn, be sure to not wrap the red yarn as long as the blue yarn was wrapped. Only wrap the red yarn about one third of the amount the blue yarn was wrapped. You can do multiple layers of yarn in these sections as well, but try and be consistent with the layers from section to section in order to give the wreath a more uniformed look.

Once you have completed wrapping the red yarn, glue the end of the yarn securely to the back side of the wreath so that way the glue is not seen when the product is finished. When the glue is dry, you can then cut any remanding yarn off.

Step 4: Yarn Wrapping- White

When wrapping the white yarn, you want to glue the end of the yarn to the backside of the straw wreath using hot glue, just as you had done with the red and blue yarn, but with the end being glued down near the end of the red yarn wrapping. Once the glue is dry and the yarn is secure, you can begin wrapping.

When wrapping the yarn around the straw wreath, you want to try and be consistent with the sizes of the red and white stripes, making them as close in size to each other as possible. Once again, you can wrap multiple layers of yarn, but try and be consistent with the others to give it a more uniformed look.

Once you have finished wrapping the white yarn around the straw wreath, you need to secure it to the backside of the straw wreath with hot glue. When the glue is dried, you can the cut the excess yarn off.

Step 5: Yarn Wrapping- Red

Repeat step 3.

Step 6: Yarn Wrapping- White

Repeat step 4.

Step 7: Yarn Wrapping- Red

Repeat step 3.

Step 8: Yarn Wrapping- White

Repeat step 4.

Step 9: Yarn Wrapping- Red

Repeat step 3.

Step 10: Yarn Wrapping- White

Repeat step 4.

Step 11: Yarn Wrapping- Red

Repeat step 3.

Step 12: Yarn Wrapping- White

Repeat step 4.

Step 13: Adding Jewls Onto Blue Yarn

When adding the jewels (or other material) to the blue part of the yarn, you want to make sure there is enough room for what you are wanting to do.

The package of silver jewels that I purchased came with small, medium and large sized jewels, so I was able to fit 20 large jewels and then 30 small and medium mixed jewels onto the blue area for a total of 50 jewels to represent the 50 states.

This is a time consuming process as you have to apply the hot glue to the backs of each jewel individually. But the result is amazing! When applying the hot glue to the backs of the jewels, be careful not to burn your fingers as the tip of the hot glue gun is very hot. You only need to apply a small dot to the jewel, and then press down lightly where you would like to place the jewel on the blue yarn covered area of the wreath.

Once you have all of the jewels on the wreath and the glue is dry, you are ready to hang it up!

Step 14: Hanging Finished Wreath

In order to hang this Patriotic Yarn Wreath, you will need a wreath hanger of some sort. I found mine at Hobby Lobby for under $5. You simply just hook it over the door you intend to hang it on, with the hook part on the side of the door you want the wreath to hang from. One you have your wreath hook in place, you should place the wreath onto the hook with the blue yarn piece in the upper left hand corner.

And there you have it! A beautiful Patriotic Yarn Wreath that is perfect for Memorial Day, Independence Day, or even the entire year if you would like!

<p>This turned out fabulously! :)</p>
<p>This is beautiful! I love the bling and hope I get to do this someday!</p>

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