DIY Patriotic Door Hanger

DIY Patriotic Door Hanger with Wooden Star and Silk FlowersIn this video, we’re making a DIY Patriotic Door Hanger using a wooden star and silk flowers. I found all of my items at Carolina Pottery and put this together in one afternoon! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

How to Make a DIY Patriotic Door Hanger

Nothing says it’s Summertime like patriotic decor adorning front doors and porches. For my latest project, we’re giving a wooden star I found at Carolina Pottery a patriotic makeover! Here’s how to make it:

Supplies

  • 20″ Wooden star (Carolina Pottery or from Etsy here )
  • Styrofoam (cut to 5″ l x 1.5″w) (Carolina Pottery)
  • Red, white & blue silk flowers & greenery (Carolina Pottery)
  • Sheet moss
  • Floral pins
  • Staple gun
  • Floral wire
  • Steelpix Machine
  • Glue gun & hot glue

How To Make a DIY Patriotic Door Hanger:

  • Determine where you want to place the Styrofoam and secure floral wire using a staple gun under where the Styrofoam will go. Note: Cut the wire longer than the Styrofoam so you can wrap it up around it.
  • Add a bit of hot glue over the staples to ensure the wire stays in place. Note: To ensure hot glue strings do not get onto the star, you could choose to cover the part of the star that is not being decorated with a plastic bag or foil while you hot glue. Otherwise those hot glue strings can get everywhere!
  • Cover the sides and top of the Styrofoam with moss using floral pins.
  • Add a bit of hot glue to the bottom of the Styrofoam and place it over the wire on the star.
  • Bring the wire up around the Styrofoam, twist it and cut off any excess wire.
  • Next, create your bow and add a pick to it for easy attachment to the Styrofoam. Note: I made the tail of the bow 11 inches long and the bow loops 8 inches. For help in creating your bow, check out my website for a great free tutorial.
  • Add the bow to the Styrofoam. I added mine to the bottom and angled it a bit.
  • Begin adding the flowers by pushing the flower stems into the Styrofoam. I began by adding red Gerber daisies and then added the others in groups of three. To ensure the flowers stay put, add a bit of hot glue to the stem before pushing it into the Styrofoam.
  • Next, add greenery to fill in empty spaces and give it a finished look. Be sure you look at your project from every angle!

How To Make a DIY Patriotic Door Hanger video…


DIY Patriotic Door Hanger with Wooden Star and Silk Flowers

Learn from my mistakes! I went a little wild and made my floral arrangement a bit too big for the star. I would recommend scaling the flowers back a bit so you can see more of the star. But don’t be afraid to try it for yourself!

You could add a small flag to this or other small festive patriotic decorations. Visiting family or friends over the summer? This would make a great hostess gift for your hosts front door!

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Happy Wreathing,

Julie

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10 Comments

  1. Karla Barefoot on May 26, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Beautiful ! Love it. I have learned so much from you. Bacause of you , I can make a bow now. You are a gift from god. I would love to see you make a spring / summer lantern swag. I truly enjoy learning from you.

    • Julie Siomacco on May 26, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Summer lantern swag will be on the blog next week!

  2. Melissa Blume on May 26, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Hi Julie!
    I went to Carolina Pottery to see if I could order the 20″ wooden star that u made the patriotic wreath on but had no luck. Do u know any other place I could order one?
    Thank you!

    • Julie Siomacco on May 28, 2017 at 11:34 am

      I purchased it in the store. I don’t know of another place yet. I will search.

  3. NANCY DELAROSA on May 26, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. You are so amazing. God has truly gifted you with incredible creativity and talent.

  4. Cindy on June 15, 2017 at 8:27 am

    This is a beautiful wreath. I love it!

  5. Robert Moreni on May 14, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Will this be a kit.

    • Julie Siomacco on May 17, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      No, this is a free tutorial on my blog, not the membership portal.

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