Puzzle Piece Star Wreath for the Fourth of July

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Ever wonder what to do with puzzles that are missing pieces?  Grab some paint, the kiddos, and upcycle a Puzzle Piece Star Wreath.  Love this craft but don’t have any puzzles at home?  Pick up a new one from Dollar Tree and create this cute as can be wreath to let freedom ring this Fourth of July!

Red white and blue painted puzzle pieces to create a star wreath Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recyclecrafts #upcycledcrafts #fourthofjulycrafts #kidscrafts

Create a Star Wreath with a Dollar Tree Puzzle

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Here’s what you need to make a Star-Shaped Wreath for the Fourth:

Materials needed to create a puzzle piece star wreath Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recyclecrafts #upcycledcrafts #fourthofjulycrafts #kidscrafts
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Here’s how to upcycle a Patriotic Wreath:

STEP ONE

Gather all supplies.  Basecoat puzzle pieces with blue craft paint.  Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.  Freezer paper makes a great, inexpensive cover for your work surface.

Paint all the dollar tree puzzle pices with blue craft paint Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recyclecrafts #upcycledcrafts #fourthofjulycrafts #kidscrafts

STEP TWO

Download, print and cut the star wreath pattern BELOW.  Trace onto chipboard, cut the outside with scissors and the inside with craft knife on a self-healing mat.

Cut out a large star shape with scissors and a craft knife to create a base for the wreath Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recyclecrafts #upcycledcrafts #fourthofjulycrafts #kidscrafts

STEP THREE

Randomly attach puzzle pieces to star wreath base with the glue gun and glue sticks.

Apply a layer of blue painted puzzle pieces to the star shape Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recyclecrafts #upcycledcrafts #fourthofjulycrafts #kidscrafts

STEP FOUR

Apply a second layer of puzzle pieces over top of the first layer.  Mix and match the shapes to create an organic pattern.

Glue a second layer of puzzle pieces on top of the first with hot glue Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recyclecrafts #upcycledcrafts #fourthofjulycrafts #kidscrafts

STEP FIVE

Measure and cut a rectangle of white cardstock one-inch wide and seven-inches wide, and then fishtail the ends with scissors.  Punch or cut two 1 ½” circles from red cardstock and two 1” circles from blue cardstock.  Layer the circles and then the letter stickers onto the banner. 

Create a banner with USA letter stickers plus red, white and blue colored papers Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recyclecrafts #upcycledcrafts #fourthofjulycrafts #kidscrafts

Attach the banner to the star wreath with the glue gun and glue sticks. 

Detail of white USA letters detail on red and blue circles to create a banner Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recyclecrafts #upcycledcrafts #fourthofjulycrafts #kidscrafts

STEP SIX

To finish, accent the banner with rhinestones.  Measure and cut a twelve-inch length of red twine and glue to the back of the wreath to use as a hanger.

Attach the USA banner to the center of the star wreath Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recyclecrafts #upcycledcrafts #fourthofjulycrafts #kidscrafts

Upcycle a Puzzle to create a Wreath

This is a fun activity to create with your tweens and teens.  Make this Puzzle Piece Star Wreath with Dollar Tree supplies in just about 30 minutes (not including drying time)!

Recycled puzzle pieces are painted blue and become a star wreath for the fourth of july Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recyclecrafts #upcycledcrafts #fourthofjulycrafts #kidscrafts

For some additional fun look up the history of Stars as they pertain to the Fourth of July on the internet!

Red white and blue painted puzzle pieces to create a star wreath Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recyclecrafts #upcycledcrafts #fourthofjulycrafts #kidscrafts

If you love patriotic crafts check out this post How To DIY American Flag Jean Shorts for the Fourth of July!

Create DIY American Flag Shorts in three easy steps with Creatively Beth! #americanflag #recycled #clothing #painted #decoart

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