A Star-spangled Welcome

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July 4th Paper Wreath Craft
Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

This bunting-inspired paper wreath will look as snappy as a salute on your front door.

What you'll need

  • Double-sided tape
  • 4 (5- by 6-inch) pieces each of red, white, and blue card stock
  • Cardboard, cut into a 10-inch circle, plus more for a star (we used a cereal box)
  • Clear tape
  • Tacky glue
  • Aluminum foil
  • String

How to make it

  1. A Star-spangled Welcome - Step 1

    To make a paper cone, place a strip of double-sided tape along the shorter edge of a piece of card stock. Roll the paper as shown, then press to adhere. Repeat with the remaining sheets of card stock.

  2. A Star-spangled Welcome - Step 2

    Place a strip of double-sided tape on the back of each cone. Lay the cones in alternating colors on the cardboard circle and press to adhere. Turn the wreath over and secure each cone to the back with a piece of clear tape.

  3. Apply glue to a scrap of cardboard, about 3-1/2 inches wide, cover it with aluminum foil, and smooth out any wrinkles. Cut the covered cardboard into a star shape (download our template). Apply glue to the back and press it onto the center of the wreath, then let it dry.

  4. To hang the wreath, make a loop from the string and tape it to the back of the cardboard.

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