Celebrate the Red, White and Blue and create an easy wreath for your shed door, fence, gate, porch or anywhere you want to plant some garden charm.
My heart beats Red, White and Blue and I love to add a few patriotic touches to celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day and the 4th of July. This wreath combines both my love of the Red, White and Blue and of gardening to decorate the door of the Potting Shed.
This wreath comes together quickly and is a patriotic version of one I’ve made for spring and one for summer, both using a garden hose a base for the wreath. Any of these three versions are fun to create! Personalize your wreath, letting your creativity ‘bloom’ and ‘plant’ your wreath with small pots, seed packets, tools or anything that says ‘garden’ to you to celebrate summer and gardening season.
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For my patriotic wreath, I started with a 25-foot blue garden hose I picked up on clearance at the end of the season last year at Lowe’s. If your hose is too stiff and unwieldy out of the package like mine was, lay it out in the sun first to warm up for about 30 minutes to make it pliable and easier to handle.
Coil your garden hose to your desired size and use a cable tie to secure the coils of the hose. I love how secure cable ties are along with the fact that they’re available in various colors and lengths. Once secured, I hung the hose directly in the wreath hanger on the door.
I decided the hose wasn’t quite large enough for the door so I used a 24-inch grapevine wreath I had to ‘frame’ the hose. I added some red, white and blue ribbon to the grapevine wreath from my stash, left from decorating my Patriotic Tree on the Porch.
An old brass sprinkling nozzle was added to the hose to lend some vintage charm to the wreath.
A red watering can hangs from the center of the wreath by a metal shower curtain ring, leftover from hanging the The Chain Gang.
I used a chenille stem to make a bow for the wreath so I grabbed one to thread through a binder clip. The clip is an easy way to temporarily attach a pair of gardening gloves, using the stem to tie it on to the wreath.
Sprigs of privet add some blooms tucked into the gloves, along with a seed packet and to help camouflage the clip and chenille stem.
Red, White and Blue wildflowers are a patriotic mix of easy-to-grow cornflowers, baby’s breath and poppies. . .appropriately from American Meadows! 🇺🇸
Last but not least, I added some small American flags, tucking them into the grapevine and the bow on the wreath.
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I’m joining my blogging friends for a Creative Craft Blog Hop today. . .
You’ll find 14 more craft projects at the links below. Next up is Sara at Birdz Of A Feather, who I know will have something super creative.
Special thanks to Design Morsels and Celebrate and Decorate for organizing this hop:
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