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Memorial Day is a special holiday to celebrate those who served our country and lost their lives to protect our freedom. I personally love Memorial Day because of its symbolic meaning, but also because it is a great holiday to gather family and friends and kick off summer. As a frequent party hostess, I am constantly changing my front door decor for each occasion and party. Today, I am excited to share this simple vintage ribbon wreath that is not only perfect for Memorial Day, but is easy door decor for the whole season.

The Project: DIYMemorial Day Wreath


  • 14-inch foam wreath form
  • 4 rolls of wired patriotic ribbon (3-4 yards of ribbon per roll)
  • 1 yard burlap ribbon
  • Floral wire
  • Scissors
  • 100 T-pins
  • Wooden star (optional)
  • Decorative wooden words (optional)
  • Small flags (optional)
  • Glue Gun (if adding optional decor)


  1. Wrap the burlap ribbon tightly around your wreath, securing every 5 inches with a T-pin.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!