Celebrate July Fourth with a Red, White & Blue Rope Wreath

We’re serious about celebrating America. But not so serious we’d spend $90 for a store-bought wreath when we could make an awesome one for under $20. For this project, we used a mix of sisal and braided rope for a nautical-inspired rope wreath that combines all my key elements of style (color, pattern, texture and shine!) in one patriotic package.


Nautical Rope Wreath

You will need

  • straw wreath form

  • 3⁄8” natural sisal rope

  • 3⁄8” diamond braid ploy rope

  • 3/16” diamond braid poly rope
  • hot glue gun


  • Secure one end of the sisal rope to the back of the wreath form with hot glue; let dry. Repeat with one end of the 3/8” poly rope.
  • Wrap the sisal rope twice around the wreath, then wrap the poly rope once. Repeat this pattern, wrapping the sisal twice and poly once, adding a little hot glue to the back when necessary to keep the rope in place. Continue until wreath is fully covered, then secure ends with hot glue.
  • For wreath accents: Cut two 24” lengths of 3/8” poly rope. Tie them into a Carrick knot (find a tutorial here), then hot-glue it onto the wreath form. Repeat two more times with 3/16” poly rope.
Red White and Blue Nautical Rope Wreath

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