July Fourth is right around the corner! Summer’s hottest holiday commemorated with great passion and patriotism around the nation to celebrate the spirit of independence. And although the Fourth of July usually doesn’t conjure up images of being eco-friendly, there’s nothing that says you can’t strive to be sustainable on this day celebrating American independence. Eco Party Warehouse considers that it’s the perfect time to celebrate the environment too by adding some GREEN to your RED, WHITE, and BLUE celebrations, and show off your American pride with a touch of creativity and unique DIY crafts. Now, drumroll, please...
Let’s start with a little American pride right on your front door. Chase your quarantine blues away and give a perky festive flair to your front doors by hanging this patriotic wreath to welcome your guests most festively. The thing you will need most is your creativity! That is what makes it fun!
There is no doubt that the most awaited holiday of the season – Independence Day calls for special decor to usher in the cheerful festive flair. So, rather than buying Fourth of July decor from big box stores, why not be eco-friendly and create your own? Sadly, most people often use decorations once and then throw them out. But they can be reused year after year! So, this year, after the party’s over, take the time to store and save your decorations. You or someone you know can use it again next year, which will keep it out of the landfill. As an added bonus, you can also reuse this fantastic decoration for Memorial Day, Flag Day, or Labor Day decor.
Supplies for DIY Fourth of July Patriotic Wreath:
- Box of paper straws
- Craft ring
- Blue paper (and some practice paper)
- Hot-glue gun
- Pipe cleaners
How to Make a Patriotic Wreath:
Step 1: Trim the straws to your desired length and glue them to the craft ring.
Step 2: Cut out stars and fold each point to the center.
Step 3: Next, start gluing the straws down with hot glue to the craft ring in your chosen pattern. Be sure to line the ends of the straws up with the inside edge of the craft ring. Also, the straws need to be glued very close together, but slightly angled. Meaning the start of the straws will touch but will fan out away from the previous straw.
Step 4: Continue gluing the straws down until the entire craft ring is covered.
Step 5: Hot-glue one end of a pipe cleaner to the back, and wrap the other end around the straws where you want to place the star.
You will love the view of this wreath on your front door – it definitely catches your eye from the curb!
Eco Party Warehouse tip:
Plus, because we like America, and we want to keep it beautiful, instead of packing the picnic with plastic junk, reach for these more sustainable options, from birch flatware to compostable cups, and fully biodegradable palm leaf and bagasse plates, trays, and bowls, Eco Party Warehouse has everything you need for organizing a delicious and stylish 4th of July lunch or picnic. And the best part? You don’t have to sacrifice style to make eco-friendly choices - gone are the days of drab environmentally friendly picnic supplies. With Eco Party Warehouse partyware, you will have style, functionality, and sustainability!
Our hearts beat in perfect unison when we celebrate Independence Day. Let’s embrace the marvelous feelings of unity, freedom, and love today and enjoy the Fourth of July with countless smiles, laughs, warm wishes, and aspiring hopes!