4th of July T-shirt Wreath TUTORIAL

Happy Tuesday, Crafters! Hope your week is going nicely. I finished my 4th of July wreath yesterday and its totally cute!! Its shaggy, patriotic, and adorable! Oh, and its made from t-shirts. Yep, another use for all those tees laying around!

4th of July Wreath

4th of July wreath

I think this wreath would be really cute made with white t-shirts too! AND whether you use white or red shirts, you can reuse it as a Christmas wreath AND a Valentine’s Day wreath!! {love it when i can reuse holiday decor!}

Plus this is a great craft to get the kids involved with{since they’re out of school and all!} …they can help tie on the fabric!

T-shirt Wreath

4th of july wreath idea

Isn’t it funky? The t-shirt material makes a fun texture for a wreath.

t-shirt wreath

How to Make a Wreath from a T-shirt

supplies: scissors/rotary cutter, spray paint, t-shirts, wreath form

how to make a t-shirt wreath

  1. I used 4 t-shirts to make my wreath, but you may need more or less depending on the size of the shirts you use. I snagged these for $1-2 each at the thrift store.
  2. I recommend using cotton shirts that have 4-6% spandex or lycra in them. This gives them some stretch and also helps the material hold its shape on the wreath.
  3. I used a 14″ rounded STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam wreath form.
  4. I spray painted the wreath form red to make sure that the wreath form didn’t show through the t-shirt material. 4th of july wreath ideas
  5. Trim off the bottom hem of the tee. Then cut 1″ strips across the bodice of the shirt.
  6. Then cut the 1″ strips into 14″ lengths. Try to trim out as much of the side seam as possible.
  7. Tie the strips onto the wreath form using a square knot. Bunch the strips together as you go and keep adding until you cannot see the wreath form any more!

I then made 3 sweater flowers with fabric button centers and hot glued hair clips on the back {similar to my Interchangeable Wreath} so that I can swap out the flowers for other holidays.

Fourth of July Wreath

4th of july wreath

 Don’t ya love a good repurposing craft? I sure do! This wreath looks fab on my black front door!

happy crafting,


Looking for more 4th of July Craft Ideas?

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    Love this! So fun for the 4th…and what a great way to re-use an old tshirt.

  2. 2
    Donna C

    Is this adorable or what??!!! Always love your inspiration Linda! Oh, and Haven looked like a ton of fun! YOu looked so cute with your hand on your hip in the photos! I need to do that…it’s very flattering! :)

  3. 3

    I really need to decorate more for the holidays! This is such a cute idea and could really translate to any holiday or season! I love it! :)

    1. 4.1

      Thank you, Diane!! I appreciate the kind words. :) I’m so glad you stopped by today!
      happy crafting,

  4. 6

    When I first saw this as a thumbnail picture I thought it was a wacky three-eyed version of Elmo! This is a cute idea for using old t-shirts.

    1. 6.1

      So funny but I thought Sesame Street monster too! lol I think say more about what season of life I am in. Very cute idea