Mini Patriotic Wreath Pin

My crafts lately seem to revolve around red, white, & blue. I love decorating my house for these patriotic holidays!
Last year I made a fun ruffled patriotic wreath for the front door, and I thought it would be fun to make something similar in a smaller version for me to carry around with me!
So I came up with the
Mini Patriotic Wreath Pin!
I went with the same materials as my previous wreath: Cream burlap, red burlap (spray painted), and denim.
Cut 2.5″ wide strips of the fabrics, then cut the strips into squares then each square into a circle approximately 2 inches in diameter.
You will need 6 cream, 5 red, and 4 blue circles.
Place a drop of glue (I use Beacon’s Fabri-Tac but you can use hot glue) in the center of one of the circles of fabric. Fold the circle in half then place another drop of glue on the center edge of the half circle. Fold the fabric in half again and hold it closed with a clothespin until the glue has a chance to dry. Repeat with all of the circles of fabric.
To be sure that the backing of the mini wreath holds up to the weight of the burlap it needs to be made of something a little more substantial than felt which I would normally use for a small pin. So I grabbed some scrap cardboard and traced out a large circle 3″ in diameter and then a smaller circle inside the larger one 1.5″ in diameter.
Cut out both circles.
To make it more aesthetically pleasing, I wrapped the cardboard with thin strips of the denim.
Remove the clothespins from the folded circles of fabric and start gluing them to the denim ring. Start with the red and white pieces overlapping them slightly. Add in the denim pieces and you should now have filled the entire space. If you have any gaps just cut more circles of fabrics of the color that you need.
We’re going for a flag look, and you can’t have a U.S. flag without some “stars!”
I glued on a few small white buttons to the denim.
Glue a pin to the top center of the back of the wreath. Cover the pin with a piece of scrap denim to help it blend in.
I think the mini wreath turned out super fun!
I love the mixture of the burlap with the denim.
It feels very rustic!
You could totally sport it as a brooch.
Or not…
I think I’ll keep on my denim tote I carry to work!
I think it makes for a decent mini version of my ruffled patriotic wreath!

What do you think? 
Would you were this on your person or on your bag?
This post was originally shared at A Glimpse Inside.
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  1. Shannon says

    I made a denim wreath and some of your buttons to pin on it. Turned out really cute! Now every 4th or Labor Day I have friends asking me to make them one. Thanks for the idea!!

  2. says

    I loved this tutorial! I made it out of glittered felt and used silver brads instead of buttons big enough to turn into a pony tail wreath. It slips right over your pony tail or braid and then with a hair clip instead of a pin you clip it in place. Super fun and quick project. Thanks for sharing.

    • says

      I hope you don’t mind but I mentioned your blog and wreath tutorial with a link to your site when I posted my pony tail wreath tutorial on my blog today. You can check it out at if you are interested. Thanks again for such awesome inspiration.

  3. says

    That is so cute! I actually think I am going to make some for my daughters for hair bows for the 4th of July this week. So creative.

  4. says

    You’re adorable! I think that this is such a fun fresh take on the accessory pin and I am such a sucker for anything patriotic…Thanks for sharing it with me. Love your guts!

    xoxo, T.

  5. says

    So cute and easy to make. I am hosting book club next week and like to make small gifts to give the members. This is what I will make this time! Thanks for the idea. Karen

    • says

      I’m back to let you know I decided to feature it in this week’s A Crafty Soiree. It’ll be up at midnight EST. Come by and check out your feature when you get a chance. Thanks for sharing.


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