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Easy Patriotic Door Wreath for a Festive Greeting

Learn how to make the EASIEST patriotic door wreath using Duck Tape! It’s simple, waterproof, and makes a fun Fourth of July statement to guests.

Skills Required: Very Beginner. You’ll simply be cutting and folding tape over onto itself. This wreath can take some time to make depending on the size of the form, but even this large size (15 3/4″) was made in a few hours.

4th of July door wreath

The Fourth of July is a time for barbecues, fireworks, and all things red, white, and blue. This year, I decided it was high time my front door reflected the festive spirit of Independence Day with a splash of patriotic charm.

And what better way to do that than with a DIY patriotic door wreath? But not just any wreath – one that braves the summer sun and the occasional thunderstorm with unwavering vibrancy. Enter the hero of my crafting adventure: Duck Tape.

Yes, you heard right. That sturdy, dependable tape that’s fixed everything from leaky hoses to broken furniture in our house is now the star of our Fourth of July decor.

So, when the idea struck to fashion a wreath out of this versatile material, I knew I was onto something special. A patriotic door wreath that not only celebrates our nation’s independence but also withstands whatever the weather throws at it? Count me in.

The project is so simple, it’s almost foolproof – if you can wield a pair of scissors and wrap tape around a form, you’re overqualified.

4th of July front door wreath

The real joy, however, came from playing with the different patterns and colors of Duck Tape. Red, white, and blue hues intertwined, patterns layered upon each other, all coming together to form a vibrant testament to the Fourth of July spirit.

I experimented with stripes, solids, and everything in between. Each roll of tape brought a new idea, a new pattern, a new way to celebrate the day of independence. The result? A unique 4th of July door wreath that’s as fun to look at as it was to make.

So, if you’re looking for a craft that’s a bit out of the ordinary, weather-resistant, and screams ‘Happy Fourth of July!’ from your front door, you’ve come to the right place.

Join me as I show you how to create your very own patriotic door wreath with nothing but a wreath form, some scissors, and, you guessed it, Duck Tape. Make a door wreath that’s sure to be the talk of the neighborhood this Independence Day.

First, here’s what you’re going to need.

Gather These Supplies

  • Duck Tape in multiple colors – Chrome, Red, White, Blue, US Flag. We also used the Ducklings mini Duck Tape rolls in White, Silver Glitter and Red
  • Extruded wreath form – we used one that was about 15 3/4″ in diameter
  • Craft mat
  • Scissors

Tips and Thoughts for This Project

If you are cutting a lot of Duck Tape, let me tell you my secret: Fiskars Duck Edition Scissors. These scissors cut Duck Tape like “buttah” with no sticking to the blades. I promise they are worth it!

This wreath is very, very lightweight, so just about anything will hold it up.

Do you want to know something funny? Our neighbors liked this wreath so much that they wanted it, so we gave it to them! This is actually a picture of the wreath on their door instead of ours, which is kind of hilarious.

patriotic wreath for front door

But what I’ve decided is that I’m going to make another wreath for the upcoming fall in the same style, and hang that on my orange door – I may make a Halloween version as well. I mean, why not . . . it’s too easy!

Yield: 1 wreath

Patriotic Door Wreath

4th of July door wreath

Learn how to make a front door wreath for the Fourth of July! This is easy to make and completely waterproof.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10


  • Duck Tape in multiple colors - Chrome, Red, White, Blue, US Flag
  • Extruded wreath form - 15 3/4" in diameter


  • Craft mat
  • Scissors


  1. Place a piece of Duck Tape on your craft mat approximately 14" long. This is the time that you can decide to layer up the tapes if you like. You can use the marks on the craft mat to cut strips, or use your smaller rolls of Duck Tape to layer on top.You can use the marks on the craft mat to cut strips, or use your smaller rolls of Duck Tape to layer on top.
  2. Starting with one piece, place the tape with the sticky side up. Make sure that the wreath is placed over the tape so that the halfway point is right below the wreath form. You should overlap the tape a little bit.Wreath form placed onto a piece of silver duck tape with the sticky side up
  3. Bring the bottom piece of tape up and over, meeting in the middle on the top of the wreath. Place the two ends together and smooth.Piece of blue duck tape wrapped around the wreath form
  4. Cut across the top of the tape, leaving 2 - 3 inches exposed.Cutting across the top of the blue tape with scissors
  5. Cut a "V" shape into the top of the Duck Tape as shown above - this just adds a little bit of interest to your 4th of July wreath.V cut into the end of the blue duck tape
  6. Repeat until the wreath is complete. Then hang it on your door using Command Strips or some kind of temporary tape.patriotic door wreath


I only had to buy the wreath form, and had all the Duck Tape. Costs will vary.

Note that you are working on a curved surface, so YES you are going to have some wrinkles in the Duck Tape! Don't worry about it. Just smooth them out the best you can. It's hardly noticeable and adds to the character of the wreath (in my humble opinion).

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If you enjoyed this easy 4th of July craft, let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other posts for Independence Day:

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