DIY Lake Themed Patriotic Wreath
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 few simple things 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.
DIY Lake Themed Patriotic Wreath
Materials Needed: (click on links for purchase info)
tire inner tube ( I used This size and This size)
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 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.
See it all in my Vintage Summer Decor with Cabin Style home tour!
For more repurposed vintage-inspired Patriotic decor and diy ideas, see:
“25 Best Patriotic Decor & DIY Ideas with Vintage Repurposed Junk”
“A Patriotic Porch Pinterest Challenge”
“Vintage Americana Patriotic Tablescape Ideas”
Today I joined 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.
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I Should Be Mopping the Floor, “Printable Patriotic Paper Chain”
White Arrows Home, “Styling Patriotic Decor Inside and Outside”
Our Crafty Mom, “10 Patriotic Home Decor Ideas”
Chas’ Crazy Creations, “Easy Patriotic Summer DIY’s”
Cottage on Bunker Hill, “DIY Patriotic Wood Crate Planter”
Vinyet Etc, “Happy Canada Day – Vintage Potting Bench”
Sharing at these lovely parties:
This is so fun, Lora! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
Your welcome, Cecilia!
This week we is so much fun. It’s really creative and looks adorable on the door. Thanks for the inspiration!
Your welcome; thanks!
Ditto what Cindy said this is so stinkin’ cute! What a fun blog hop to be in.
Thanks for sharing it at the FWF link party 🙂
Your welcome! Yes, there were so many fun, Patriotic ideas this month!
Oh I love this, Lora! Fun, festive, and perfect for a lake house! xoxo, Kristi
I know we use to have a pair of old wood water ski’s, so I’m gonna put the mister on a hunt for them. Probably even have some old inner tubes based on the schmidt I see that went to die next to the back shed. I will probably have to screw this right to the tree at the dock, but it would be so cute, SO, I’m on it when I gather the goods. Absolutely love it and pinned it to remind me.
It will be perfect for you, Bliss!
Lora you are just so creative! I love this idea and I pinned it! Now I just need a lake house so I can make this:)
I’ll be hanging them in my living room with all my lake themed vintage; do what you gotta do!
Lora, this is so clever and fun! It brings back memories of floating on inner tubes when I was little and loved swimming as much as I could. You’re so creative! I would have never thought to make a wreath out of one of them but it’s perfect for a lake house!
Yes, playing on the inner tubes was the best! This brings back wonderful memories, indeed!
I love the creativity! And all the thought-out details. Perfect for Summer decorating. It’s always my favorite time of year, for sure.
I LOVE this wreath! I grew up around lots of lakes and used these tubes all of the time. Thank you for bringing back my childhood memories of happiness 🙂
Yes, inner tubes in the lake are the best memories!
Your wreath is as cute as can be! I love the added bobber and the ski rope. So darn creative!
Sometimes it’s just the little details, right? Thanks:)
This is such a great and creative idea! It goes wonderfully with the theme!!
I love decorating with the lake theme in the summer! And all the fun vintage finds:)
I love this wreath so much, Lora, it speaks to my lake-loving heart. I’m definitely showing this to my sister to recreate something similar for their lake cabin here in Canada. ADORABLE! Pinned
So glad you enjoyed it, Marie! I’ve wanted to do this one for awhile; fun to get it into real life:)
Love this so much Lora! Your creativity of repurposing vintage finds into gorgeous things like this never ceases to amaze me!
Thanks, Michelle! Trash to treasure is my middle name:)
Such a fun and unique upcycle, Lora!
I’d love for you to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
Followed and Pinned! 🙂
Thanks for the invite, Beth! I’ll try to remember;)
You are a genius to think of using a tire tube as a wreath form. I am 100% in love with this wreath!
Thanks, Paula! I really do like the splash of black, too…kind of different:)
This is way too cute, you did a great job of thinking up something so creative, I love it!
Thanks, Marlene!Now to get the rest of my Patriotic lake theme decor up!
I am amazed at your creativity! Your wreath is so stinkin’ cute! I love it and wish I were near a lake so I could make one. It’s the perfect summertime decor piece. Pinned!
Thanks, Cindy! You could come up with another word…donkey? Sprinkler? 😉
Just popping back into say we are featuring this over on Farmhouse Friday. I know you’re not surprised. I bet every party you entered! 😉
Always love being featured on your party, Cindy! Thank you:)
Lora, you are a true PRO at making something beautiful out of junk! I adore this idea, it is so incredibly charming!!! Pinned and shared 😉
I consider that a wonderful compliment, Cindy! Thanks! Junk artist, indeed:)