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!
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:
- Puzzle, 100 Piece – Dollar Tree
- Americana acrylic by DecoArt – Bright Blue
- Twine, Red – Dollar Tree
- Cardstock – White, 1” by 7” Rectangle, Scraps of Red and Blue – Dollar Tree
- Letter Stickers – USA Dollar Tree
- Rhinestones – Two, Clear (or another embellishment like glitter glue) Dollar Tree
- Chipboard (think recycled cereal or cracker boxes)
- Newspaper or Freezer Paper (to protect work surface)
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Circle Punches or Template – 1” Wide and 1 ½” Wide.
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Craft Knife and Self-Healing Mat
- STAR WREATH PATTERN – download below ⇓
Here’s how to upcycle a Patriotic Wreath:
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.
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.
Randomly attach puzzle pieces to star wreath base with the glue gun and glue sticks.
Apply a second layer of puzzle pieces over top of the first layer. Mix and match the shapes to create an organic pattern.
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.
Attach the banner to the star wreath with the glue gun and glue sticks.
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.
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)!
For some additional fun look up the history of Stars as they pertain to the Fourth of July on the internet!
If you love patriotic crafts check out this post How To DIY American Flag Jean Shorts for the Fourth of July!
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