Even though I’m a die hard Fl beach coast kinda girl, deep down inside I miss fall, leaves turning pretty colors, the farmers market with fresh apples and most of all, big red barns. I’ve loved Americana, rustic decor, faded jeans and anything old and worn in red, white and blue as long as I can remember. I had all the goodness of an Americana rustic BBQ in mind when I whipped up this cute little red white and blue patriotic Labor Day wreath.
And it was easy..can I show you just how easy?
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Supplies you’ll need to make a patriotic Labor Day wreath:
13″ grapevine wreath
5″ natural burlap ribbon
5 – 3″ wood stars
5 1/2″ square wood plaque
Start by dry brushing a layer of white onto the grapevine wreath, burlap ribbon and the wood plaque with a chip brush. Dry brushing works well when you use an old cheap and raggy chip brush, dab only a little paint on the tip of the bristles, pounce the brush on a paper towel to remove any excess paint and then rub the paint onto the surface. It shades the area instead of an all over coat of paint.
Next, dry brush the stars with the blue paint.
Use Frog tape to make stripes on the burlap ribbon and dry brush with the red paint. If you want to use my welcome sign, you can download the free sign here or click on the picture below. Please use it for personal use only:)
Print out the sign. Use graphite paper to transfer the words onto the plaque by tracing over the outside edge of the words. A fine tipped brush like size “0” works great for painting small details and lettering with beautiful results. I have a set of paintbrushes similar to this and I use them all the time.
Wrap the pretty red and white striped burlap around 1/2 of the wreath like this. Tuck the end under and secure it with hot glue.
Glue the stars onto the other side with hot glue. Tie the painted sign in the center.
That’s all there is to making this simple and rustic Labor Day wreath. I’ll use mine for the other patriotic holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July as well.
To me, Labor Day is the grand finale of the summer season and says hello fall, I’m ready for you. It’s the last chance of the year to put up the patriotic decorations before they are packed away for another season. Do you need a Patriotic Labor Day wreath for your front door?
More importantly, whatch’a cookin’ for the big BBQ;)