How to Make a $6 4th of July Wreath

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014

July 4th Wreath

As the 4th of July was getting closer I realized I had very few decorations for my house. I wanted more, but without spending much money. So that meant a trip to the dollar store was in order! Because, of course, the dollar store is often the answer.

Here is what you will need to make this wreath:

  1. A pool noodle (red or blue if possible)
  2. Duct tape
  3. A hot glue gun
  4. 3 or 4 festive garlands (You could do this for any holiday really)
  5. Something to put in the center of your wreath

Start by taping the two ends of your pool noodle together with duct tape to form a circle. I tried using hot glue for this once. It ended up being a big sticky mess with a straight pool noodle at the end. I recommend duct tape.


Next, start wrapping your garland around the pool noodle. I taped the end I started with to the pool noodle, but for all other ends I just tucked them under each other. Everything seems to be staying put wonderfully.


Now you will want to hot glue whatever it is you chose for the center of your wreath. I chose the Uncle Sam hat. I thought it was cute and it was also at the dollar store. You could even leave it with just the garland if you choose.

That’s it. You are done! You now spent $6 or less and have a beautiful wreath to hang on your door.