How to Make a Patriotic Wreath (using Nautical Rope)

In just a few simple steps, you can create a fun and festive heart-shaped patriotic wreath with nautical rope and denim ribbon. It’s a great wreath to display for Memorial Day through the Fourth of July!

heart shaped patriotic wreath on door

Have you ever wanted to make your own patriotic wreath, but didn’t know where to start? Well, today I’m going to show you how to create a beautiful wreath with a nautical rope that you can display all summer long!

It’s a quick and easy project that anyone can do! Let’s get started.

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  • Heart-Shaped Wreath Form (Dollar Tree)
  • Denim Ribbon
  • Nautical Rope (Dollar Tree)
  • Wood Beads
  • Gingham Ribbon (Dollar Tree)
  • Patriotic Scarf (Dollar Tree)
  • Hot Glue Gun

How to Make a Patriotic Wreath

This patriotic rope wreath is the perfect way to show your patriotism this summer! This wreath is made with red, white, and blue ribbons and nautical jute rope and accented with wood beads and a scarf. It’s simple, yet festive and is sure to make a statement on your front door!

Step 1. Glue the Nautical Rope

Start by hot gluing the nautical rope to the heart-shaped wreath form. You only want to wrap it around 2 of the wire rings. We will be using another material for the 3rd ring.

gluing rope to wreath form

Step 2. Continue Gluing the Rope

Continue gluing the nautical rope around the wreath form until it is completely covered.

gluing nautical rope

As you add the rope you want to push it close together so it is nice and snug.

Step 3. Cut the Gingham Ribbon

Once you have finished wrapping the rope on the wreath form, you want to cut the gingham ribbon into short pieces about 3″ long.

cutting red gingham ribbon for wreath

Cut the ends with a dovetail cut so it is nice and finished.

folding ribbon

Step 4. Glue the Gingham Ribbon

Pinch the ribbon in the middle and secure it with glue where the point is to the outside layer of the rope. Repeat this process until it is covered all the way around the wreath.

gluing ribbon to wreath

Step 5. Cut Denim Ribbon

Next up, you want to cut the denim ribbon about 8″ for each piece.

cutting denim for wreath

Step 6. Secure the Denim Ribbon

After dove-tailing each piece of denim ribbon; attach the cut denim ribbon to the outer ring of the wreath by folding it around the wire and hot gluing it.

securing denim ribbon to wreath form

It is quicker to cut out your pieces ahead of time rather than as you go. Don’t forget to cut a dovetail in the denim ribbon too!

securing denim ribbon to wreath

Continue gluing the denim ribbon around the wreath until it is completely covered. Next spread each of the ribbons out to fluff up the wreath.

Step 7. Add Wood Beads

To give a little bit of added texture and dimension, hot glue painted blue wood beads around the wreath. I just added them on top of every fifth gingham ribbon or so.

hot gluing blue wood bead to wreath

Step 8. Attach a Patriotic Scarf

I found the sweetest patriotic scarf at the dollar store and decided to tie it around the bottom of the patriotic wreath.

close up of patriotic wreath

Glue a simple piece of jute twine across the back of the wreath form for easy hanging. And that’s it! Your patriotic rope wreath is now complete.

Hang it on your front door or anywhere else in your home and enjoy your holiday decor!

Step by Step Video Tutorial on Patriotic Rope Wreath

If you prefer to watch a step-by-step video tutorial on how to make this fun patriotic rope wreath, then watch the YouTube video below.

So, what do you think? Are you ready to get a little crafty?

close up of scarf

I left the scarf nice and long and love how it looks on my front door:

patriotic wreath with scarf on door

This is one of my favorite wreaths to make! Such a statement piece for any front door!

patriotic wreath on front door

This patriotic rope wreath is an easy and festive way to decorate for the Fourth of July or any other patriotic holiday. It’s simple to make and can be customized to match your style.

So get creative and show your patriotism with this fun and festive wreath! Let me know in the comments below if you give this fun patriotic wreath a try!

patriotic wreath with nautical rope pin

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patriotic printable

You may be interested in crafting up your own decor with this fun and patriotic printable below! It’s available for immediate download in the shop!

stars and stripes printable

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How to Make a Patriotic Wreath (using Nautical Rope)

Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are quickly coming up, which means that it's time to start thinking about patriotic decor! Why not make a DIY wreath? This wreath is made with nautical rope, giving it a fun, beachy vibe.
Keyword: diy decor, patriotic, patriotic wreath, wreaths

Equipment

Materials

  • Heart-Shaped Wreath Form
  • Denim Ribbon
  • Nautical Rope
  • Wood Beads
  • Gingham Ribbon
  • Patriotic Scarf

Instructions

  • Start by hot gluing the nautical rope to the heart-shaped wreath form.
  • Continue gluing the nautical rope around the wreath form.
  • Once you have finished wrapping the rope on the wreath form, you want to cut the gingham ribbon into short pieces about 3" long.  Cut the ends with a dovetail cut.
  • Pinch the ribbon in the middle and secure it with glue where the point is to the outside layer of the rope. Repeat this process.
  • Cut the denim ribbon about 8" for each piece. 
  • Attach the cut denim ribbon to the outer ring of the wreath by folding it around the wire and hot gluing it. 
  • Hot glue navy wood beads around the wreath. Tie a patriotic scarf around the bottom of the patriotic wreath.
  • Hang and enjoy!

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