How to Make a Stunning Red, White, and Blue Paper Fan Wreath

I saw this project first over on Instagram and just had to share it with you! Celebrate any patriotic holiday with a stunning red, white, and blue paper fan wreath that’s easy and affordable.

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Perfect for 4th of July decorations, Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Veterans Day, this project will add a festive touch to your front door, showcasing your love for the red, white, and blue.

Follow along, and I’ll show you how to create a beautiful DIY wreath using simple paper fans and some sparkly rhinestone bling embellishments.

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Materials You’ll Need

Before we get started, gather these supplies:

dollar tree wreath frame and paper fan

How to Make a Paper Fan Wreath

At first, I wasn’t sure how this would all come together, but the key is to assemble the right size of fans for the wreath frame.

Preparing Your Work Area

Find a clean, flat surface to work on, and plug in your hot glue gun to heat up. Make sure you have all your materials within reach to streamline the process.

Preparing the Paper Fans

  • Assemble the Fans: Peel the sticker off the paper fans to attach the two ends together and create the fan shape.
peeling back sticker for paper fan
  • Trim the Excess: Trim off the excess paper handle and string meant for hanging to keep the look neat and clean.
trimming excess handle and string from paper fan
  • You will have a nice stack of red, white, and blue paper fans all assembled and ready to add to the wreath frame.
stack of paper fans

Attaching the Fans to the Wreath Frame

  • Start by placing the largest paper fans around the outer edge of the wreath frame. Use a generous amount of hot glue to secure each fan in place. Hold the fan for a few seconds until the glue sets.
adding largest paper fans to wreath form
  • Continue to fill in the wreath frame with medium and small paper fans, layering them to create a full, dimensional look. Alternate colors to ensure a balanced and festive appearance.

Pro Tip: Be patient with the process and press down on the paper fans while you wait for the hot glue to take hold! Add extra glue and use a silicone mat to catch extra drips. Find one HERE.

Adding Rhinestone Bling Embellishments

Now it’s time to add some sparkle! Use hot glue to attach rhinestone bling embellishments to the center of some of the paper fans. This will give your wreath a touch of glamour and catch the light beautifully.

adding bling embellishments to center of paper fan using hot glue

Feel free to get creative with the placement of the rhinestones, scattering them throughout the wreath.

bling in the center of the red white and blue paper fan

Finishing Touches

If you’d like to add a ribbon for hanging, cut a length of ribbon and hot glue it to the back of the wreath frame. You can tie a bow at the top for an extra touch of charm. I used a zip tie to secure mine.

paper fan wreath on front door

Enjoy Your Beautiful Paper Fan Wreath!

Hang your stunning paper fan wreath on your front door and enjoy the compliments from neighbors and guests.

side view of patriotic paper fan

This wreath is not only perfect for 4th of July decorations but can be used for any patriotic holiday throughout the year.

looking dowon on paper fan wreath

With its vibrant colors and sparkling rhinestones, it’s sure to make a statement and showcase your patriotic spirit.

up close of red white and blue american flag paper fan

By following these simple steps, you can create a beautiful and budget-friendly wreath that celebrates the red, white, and blue.

another view of red white and blue paper fan wreath

This tutorial is a delightful way to get into the patriotic spirit, and it’s easy enough for crafters of all levels.

final paper fan wreath on front door

Whether you’re an experienced DIYer or just getting started, this paper fan wreath will add a touch of homemade charm to your holiday celebrations.

Happy crafting, and enjoy your festive decor!

Tips for Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Incorporate Patriotic Colors Throughout Your Home: Extend the red, white, and blue theme beyond your front door. Use these colors in your table settings, throw pillows, and other home decor items to create a cohesive look.

Mix and Match Textures and Patterns: Don’t be afraid to mix different textures and patterns in your decor. Stripes, stars, and solid colors can all work together to create a visually appealing and festive atmosphere.

Add Personal Touches: Incorporate personal touches like family photos in patriotic frames or handmade crafts from your kids to make your decor more meaningful.

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