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
Paint – Multisurface paint in Cottonball, Red Barn, and True Blue
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;)
If you love red, white and blue as much as I do, you may also enjoy my Americana Decoupage Chairs. or theses simple DIY patriotic Mason Jars.
This looks amazing!! We’d love for you to come link up at Wall to Wall DIY Wednesday with this awesome project!! You can find us over at R&R at home (www.randrathome.com)!!
Hi Rebecca and thank you so much! I’ll definitely try to stop by and visit 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Kate | The Organized Dream says
I love this wreath. It has a pretty shabby chic, rustic look to it! I really need to give this one a try!
I’d like to invite you to share this pretty wreath at my party, Make Life Pretty Monday. You can join at theorganizeddream.com
Hi Kate. Thanks so much, I’m thrilled you like my wreath. It’s fun to have it up for the patriotic holidays. Thanks so much for the invite and I’ll definitely try to make your party 🙂
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
What a beautiful wreath! I love patriotic projects, but haven’t thought of making a wreath. I really love how this turned out! Pinning for later!
Hi Linda and thank you! I have fun pulling this wreath out every year, especially when we are having friends and family over! Thanks so much for pinning and sharing it. I’m sure you’ll take my idea and do something even better! Thanks so much for your visit!
Oh this is adorable and would look great hanging on my red door! I love decorating my front porch for the holidays and I have been looking for one for 4th of July. Thank you for sharing!
Lisa at Dreams and Caffeine
Hi Lisa and thank you! I love patriotic themed anything too. I’d keep it up year round if I could:) Have fun making one too & share a photo on my H2OBungalow FaceBook page if you do!
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Very cute and simple to make. There’s nothing like summer than something red, white and blue. Visiting from Monday Funday party.
Thank you Victoria! Thanks for hosing your party too!
Liz Jo says
Perfect for Labor day!
Thanks for linking up with Welcome Home Wednesdays! Live every Wednesday at 7AM CT.
Thanks so much Liz and thanks for your visit!
Pauline Molinari says
Such a pretty patriotic decor idea! Thanks for sharing your crafty inspiration on this week’s Monday Funday Party!
Hi Pauline and thank you:) This was a fun project and easy to make. Thank so much for your visit & hosting the party!
Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife says
This is so cute! I love it for labor day. I would love if you would come share on my Friday Favorites Link-up (live now)!!
Thank you so much Jennie! So sorry I missed the party, we’ve been away.I’ll try to link up on another one! Happy Labor Day!
This is such an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing it. I’m Anita visiting from Artsy-Fartsy Link Party.
Anita, So glad you like my wreath!
T'onna @ USS Crafty says
Cute wreath! I really like this Americana wreath! I’d love for you to stop by the Submarine Sunday Link Party to share this crafty creation! I hope to see you there!
Navy Wifey Peters @ usscrafty.com
Thank you and thans for your invite as well:) I’ll do my best to stop by. We just retired from the Navy (my husband) a few weeks ago after 23 years. Sending a big thank you to you and your family for your service!
I love your Labor day wreath Wendi. It’s perfectly perfect for all summer long, actually!
Thanks Gail, You’re right. I would’a – should’a made it earlier in the summer and could have used it all summer long:) I’m stil kind of “new” to this facination with front door wreaths…LOL Thanks so much for stoping by & we’ll talk you later today!
[email protected] Interior Frugalista says
Cute cute cute Wendi and still has that coastal vibe that you like!
Thank so much Marie:) Yes, it does have the coastal vibe even though I did put one starfish or shell on it! LOL Thanks friend for your visit!
Mary-In the boondocks says
Simply adorable. Like the stars the best!
Thanks Mary:) This was a fun little project to put together. I played around with those stars forever before deciding where they’d fit. Thanks for your visit & have a great week!