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Ahoy America DIY Wreath

Add Americana to your front door with this how to make a wreath tutorial.

By: Cathie and Steve for Plaid Enterprises
Ahoy America DIY Wreath
Ahoy America DIY Wreath

Nautical craft ideas are the ideal project for summer, reminding you of the sun and surf. If you are looking for summer craft ideas for the Fourth of July, consider creating this adorable patriotic craft idea. The Ahoy America DIY Wreath shows you how to make a flag-themed, anchor-friendly homemade wreath for your front door. Whether you are celebrating the Navy at your yearly freedom fest or just love the look of amazing anchors, this double-duty DIY home dcor idea is sure to garden a lot of compliments.
Plus, if you use temporary adhesive to attach the flags to this project, you could easily remove them after the festivities for a simpler summer craft. This craft is crazy customizable, so decorate as you see fit.

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft



Holiday4th of July

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Mod Podge ® 3 Piece Silicone Finger Caps
  • Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - Clear Sea Glass
  • Mod Podge ® Mod Melter
  • Mod Podge ® Hard Coat, 8 oz.
  • Styrofoam wreath base
  • Rope
  • Wood anchor shape
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • 2 Mini flags


  1. Using a Mod Melter and Sea Glass Melt sticks, hot glue the rope around the wreath base.  Wear Finger Caps to prevent burns.

  2. Trace the wood anchor onto the back of scrapbook paper. Cut out the anchor shape. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the top-side of the anchor.  Apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper that was cut for the anchor.  Position the paper onto the anchor.  Smooth the paper with your fingers to remove any air bubbles.  Allow to dry.  Top-coat with a layer or two of Mod Podge.  Allow for dry time in between coats.

  3. Make a hanger from rope and loop it through the hole on the anchor and around the top of the wreath.

  4. Using the Mod Melter and Sea Glass Melts, attach the anchor and two flags to the wreath.  Allow to cool and hang!

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I like the way this wreath has rope wrapped around the form and the nautical/patriotic look is very nice. I think it would be fairly easy to make this wreath and it would fun to hang it out for Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. We live close to a river, so the nautical theme would work for us too. I must make this soon for the patriotic holidays!

Please quit the surprise 1-.... most of us live in a busy world and looking each one up and some not being of interest is a waste of time. Put the name of what the project is would be way nicer.


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