Then, I placed a dollop of hot glue directly on the wreath.
I quickly placed the end of one of blue strands on the hot glue.
Then, I wrapped the necklace around the wreath, making sure I nestled each loop onto the glue as I went along. I kept adding glue and wrapping necklaces until I had covered about 1/5th of the wreath in blue bead necklaces.
Then, I added in my red bead necklace, nesting the end into the hot glue.
Just like with the blue bead necklaces, I wrapped the red necklaces around the foam wreath, making sure that each loop was nestled in glue to secure. Once I had about three inches of red, I added in the white bead necklaces using the same method.
I alternated adding roughly 3 inches of red and white bead necklaces until I had 13 stripes. I didn’t worry too much about how much glue I used or how it looked because the glue would be in the back of the wreath.
Now, before you judge me for having fifteen stripes on my wreath, allow me to explain… I wanted to be sure that thirteen stripes would be visible on the wreath, so I added a couple more stripes that would be covered with the burlap ribbon. I decided it would be best to continue the pattern, rather than leave that part of the wreath empty, so that it would look cohesive if the burlap didn’t completely cover that section (which it didn’t).
A super simple, inexpensive and cute wreath perfect to celebrate patriotic holidays!
I love it!