DIY Craft: How to Make a Patriotic Star Wreath

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DIY Craft: How to Make a Patriotic Star Wreath

Difficulty: Medium
Great for

4th – 12th

grade girls
Total time

1

hour 

Learn how to make a Patriotic Star Wreath. You can learn through directions and pictures and a short video at end of post showing how to do it. Let’s get started!

For this craft you will need

  • Red and blue cardboard

  • Paper plate

  • Scalpel

  • Scissors

  • Pencil

  • Satin ribbon red, blue, and white

  • Glue

How to make craft

  • Take the paper plate and cut the center using small circle. For this step I’ve used round ruler. Take the ruler or any other round item that is smaller than the plate and draw a circle in the middle of the plate. Cut the center using scissors or scalpel. I’ve used scalpel for this step. When you cut the center you have the wreath left. One really important thing is that the plate needs to be white on the back side because you are going to use that side of the plate.
     
  • Now, for the stars you can use some item star with the wanted size and use it as a template for the other stars. You can also print the stars in red and blue or you can draw them one by one. I’ve used a star to draw all the others. Have in mind that the stars don’t have to be too big because the wreath is not going to look nice. They have to be big as the width of the wreath. Repeat the same procedure and to draw and cut the stars. Depending how big your wreath is you will need different number of red and blue stars. In my case I needed 6 red and 6 blue stars.
  •  When you have the stars on the one side and the wreath on the other it’s time start gluing the stars. You need to cover the wreath with stars using one red and one blue. For the gluing process I’ve used regular paper glue. Repeat the procedure until you cover the wreath.
     
  • Now you can cut a piece of the red ribbon to glue it on the back side of the wreath for hanging. To finish decorating the wreath take first the red ribbon wrap a piece around your palm and cut it. Leave that on your hand and repeat the same procedure with the white and blue ribbon. Secure them in the middle and in this way you will get a colorful bow. Glue the bow in middle top part of the wreath. With this step this project is finished.
  • Finished Wreath

Craft Video

Notes

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My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.