American Flag Wreath

God bless America, land that I love!!!!  Tell it to your neighbor!!!  Ever since our flag pole broke I haven't been able to show my USA Pride to our friends and neighbors.  I've been needing to craft and I've been wanting an American wreath for our American holidays for a while now.  I needed something I could make quickly (we have a 2 year old and 4 year old) and something that didn't need a whole lot of supplies.  So I found and loved these 2 ideas from 2 great blogs (Twig & Thistle and Naptime Crafts): 

Twig & Thistle
Naptime Crafts
I decided to combine the two ideas...  I just needed red, white and blue paper cups.  We live close to a Michael's and I was feeling a little stir crazy so I decided take my 2 kids and walk there on a hot hot hot day.  YIKES!  We even saw our neighbors (isn't that funny) outside and asked them to come along!  After a sweaty trip to Micheal's and then an air-conditioned trip to Kroger and Party City... I finally had the paper cups I wanted.  Here's the finished product:

american flag wreath

american flag wreath made out of cups

solo cup wreath, american flag wreath

I think it turned out great!  I love it!  You can do it too, all you need is paper cups, hot glue and a ruler to space them out approximately evenly (don't over think this by trying to make it perfect).  Here are my supplies:

I'm glad I got to share this idea with you.  

(This is the very first post of this blog.)


  1. Awesome idea!!!! What a modern twist on a wreath! :)) gonna tell it to MY neighbor!!

  2. Hi Erica,
    I'm Ellie, one of the editors at Taste of Home magazine. We're doing a feature about 4th of July party hacks for our summer issue and found this. We'd love to use it in our roundup--your photo, blog info and all. Would you be open to sharing this with us? Sorry for the possibly creepy stalking! I couldn't find an email on your site!
    Anyway, you can contact me at ellie(dot)martincliffe(at)tmbi.com (our parent company) or phone me at 414 423 3106. If you could get back to me by December 18, I'd really appreciate it!

  3. Does this only work with paper or can we use plastic??

    1. Does it work on plastic?????

  4. I tried and tried last year to make this and I never could. Jealous of yours!!