i should be mopping the floor: Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath

This Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath post and its shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. 
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Who is ready for the FOURTH OF JULY? It's truly one of my favorite holidays. Red, white, & blue, patriotism, cookouts, and good times...what's not to love, right? I tend to decorate the outside of my house more for this holiday, rather than the inside. This Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath is perfect for any outside area (or inside, too). And...get this, I made this wreath from decorative patriotic hair ties from 99 Cents Only Stores. HAIR TIES, y'all!

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
Sometimes thinking outside the box really pays off for the budget. I found the prettiest, fluffiest hair ties from the 99 and knew I wanted to make them into a wreath. Their shape was perfect for this. See how this patriotic wreath came together below.
I love having pretty wreaths on the front door for the seasons...and I tend to overdo (is that even a thing?) the red, white, and blue during the summer. But, y'all...wreaths get spendy. I saw the prettiest one at a craft fair but couldn't justify its $150 price tag. This budget-friendly Fourth of July wreath I made with hair ties is a really similar style to the one at the fair. I'm really happy with how it turned out. Not going to lie...in my head, things always look great. But, let's face it: that isn't always how it works out once it comes to fruition. Thankfully, this patriotic wreath turned out even better than I thought it would.


Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
I bought all of my supplies for this one at the 99. 99 Cents Only stores have all of your favorite name brands at a price that can't be beat. There is always something new and exciting at the 99. You never know what you'll find when you "do the 99" (shop at 99 Cents Only Stores)!

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
I grabbed the patriotic hats, too...I thought about tying them into the wreath, but I ended up finding another cute decorative use for them (pictured later in this post). I was able to grab the wooden "4" and the mini chalkboard, along with craft paint in the crafting aisle at the 99.

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
The fourth of July stuff was all super-duper cute. We're traveling this year, but if I were going to have a party, I would have grabbed all of the cute paper goods (those treat cups are so fun!). You can see the hair ties I used up on the top left of the above photo. I purchased 24 packages (at .99 each). Each package of hair ties had two ties in it (I actually didn't realize that until I got home...score!).

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
I did not pull the ties apart at all. I simply tied them with their ribbons onto a wire wreath form. The craft section at the 99 has several wreath forms...you can make this work with a styrofoam form, too...just glue the ribbons onto it. 

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
I just tied and tied and tied...all the way around the wreath until it was full and fluffy.
 Set aside the wreath while you paint your number 4.

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
I painted the wooden "4" I purchased with the red acrylic paint from the craft aisle at the 99.

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
There were lots of fun wooden letters and numbers available in the craft aisle of the 99.

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
After your layer of red paint has dried (well, for the most part....I do get impatient), use the end of a pencil eraser to make dots all over the red with the white and blue acrylic paints.

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
I used one of the little chalkboards I found at the 99 and removed the back stick on it. I primed it with the side of a piece of chalk...then wrote "th" on it to indicate "4th" when it's paired with my number. 

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
Hot glue your number and chalkboard piece onto the wreath. I grabbed a pack of extra hot glue sticks at the 99, too. 

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
Ponytail holders for the win, y'all!

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
Like I mentioned above, I used the miniature Fourth of July hats in a totally different manner. I found the cute miniature wooden clothespins at the 99, too. They were perfect to make a little banner with my hats. 

Budget-Friendly Fourth of July Wreath | This patriotic wreath was made out of hair ties! Super easy way to create a budget-friendly wreath for the summertime.
What kind of decorating do you do for the fourth?






7 comments:

  1. What a fun (and easy!) craft idea for 4th of July decorating! We also love decorating outside of our house for the 4th, but we don't have a good red, white and blue wreath. This idea will be perfect! Thanks for sharing! #client

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  2. So clever! Love this, going to share with my cousin for her 4th of July party! Also going to share this on my Friday Favorites this week! So creative!

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  3. Ditto what these guys have already said, and I'm really delighted with the banner of tiny hats!

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  4. I love to take the time to do a craft and this one certainly will be on my list! Thanks for sharing on Inspirational Monday! :)

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  5. You always make the cutest crafts imaginable, Kristi! I love this, and of course, the polka dots!

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  6. I was so excited about this that I rushed out this morning to obtain all the pony holders I could find. but, can't see how the elastic part meshed into your wreath. I'm having to loop one ribbon from the next holder into the elastic to keep them from just drooping. Any suggestions?

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    1. Mine initially showed, but once I got all of them in place, they kind of blend in to the background. You can also flip the wreath over and pull them towards the backside. Hope this helps!

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