An upcycled tire inner tube becomes the perfect foundation for this fun and easy summertime DIY Lake Themed Patriotic Wreath.
Looking for a fun and easy summer wreath idea? All you need is a couple materials to make this unique wreath to coordinate with your lake-themed summer decor. It will fit in perfectly with vintage skis or paddles, and all those fun family water-fun pictures! Here’s how to make a DIY Lake Themed Patriotic Wreath.
Today I’m joining my Thrifty Style Team friends to send all kinds of Patriotic decor ideas your way (even if you live in Canada!). Thanks to Julie at Redhead Can Decorate for hosting us. I’ll have all the links to the great ideas down below.
DIY Lake Themed Patriotic Wreath
Materials Needed: (click on links for purchase info)
white craft paint and stencil brush
red and white rope or ribbon ( I used an old ski rope)
DIY Patriotic Wreath How To:
Air up your tire inner tube fully. Start by stenciling a lake-themed word at the top or the bottom. Painter’s tape helps to keep the stencil in place and prevents painting off the edge. I usually use a swirling motion with my stencil brush. Paint lightly and build up the color in stages.
Once you get your word stenciled, add any other graphic elements you want. I added an arrow; stars would have been cute too. If you’re using outdoors, you may want to add a spray sealer.
Tie Red and White Rope Around Inner Tube Wreath
I happened to have an old red and white ski rope from our cabin, which I love to use for projects. But any red and white rope or ribbon would be just as cute. Wrap it around the inner tube several times and knot to tie on the front. I added a little bit of hot glue to the knot so it would stay.
Add a Star and a Bobber for the Patriotic Lake Theme
I had a couple vintage star Christmas light reflectors that worked great, but old tart molds in a star shape or even a cookie cutter would work, too. Hot glue the star to the valve stem and glue a bobber inside.
Lastly, Add a Flag to your Patriotic Wreath
Simply stick a small flag under your rope/ribbon. If you’re decorating with it during non-Patriotic months, take it out and it will just be lake-themed.
These simple wreaths are going to be so fun for summer decorating! I’ll be adding them to my skis, oars, minnow buckets and fishing gear for a full lake-theme at my house. They would be fun on the door of a cabin or lake home, or even on a tree heading to the dock.
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I can’t wait to see the rest of the Thrifty Style Team’s Patriotic decor ideas! Summer decorating is all about fun, and it encourages creativity in a whole new way.
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