The Best DIY Wagon Wheel Wreath With Dollar Tree Ribbon

Have you ever considered making a DIY Wagon Wheel wreath or using a vintage wagon wheel for home decor?

Well, that is precisely what I did. I was thrilled to find a box of these old wooden wagon wheels at a local estate sale last week.

DIY Wagon wheel wreath - wooden wagon wheel hanging in the She-shed

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This month, we are all about the American flag in honor of the Fourth of July.

Our inspiration came from Liz Maria @lizmarieblog. We were instructed not to duplicate this image but to use the American flag in whatever we created.

vintage fourth of july display of american flags

I loved this image’s vintage vibe, so I took my cue and used some old stained flags and a vintage wagon wheel. I felt this was a great way to honor Liz’s beautiful image.

One of the bests parts of this post is seeing how everyone interprets the image, we always have a variety of interpretations. Be sure to click through all the links at the end of my post to see the fantastic flag decor this month. I hope it gives you some inspiration for patriotic holidays.

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Simple DIY wagon wheel wreath

diy wagon wheel wreath bow

โ€‹I wanted a very simple wreath for my front door to celebrate the Fourth of July.

I understand that coming across an item like this isn’t something you encounter regularly.

Nevertheless, if you’re fond of vintage items like this, there are several avenues where you can explore in search of these wagon wheels.

Personally, I relish the thrill of such a quest and find that flea markets, craft stores, and thrift stores serve as excellent places for acquiring these types of items.

You could also make a bicycle wheel wreath using the same simple items I used on my wreath.

Or, you could purchase one from Etsy, Hobby Lobby, or Dollar Tree.

Supplies needed for my simple front door wreath

DIY Wagon Wheel Wreath- ribbon, flags and wagon wheel sitting on a table before being assembled
  • Wagon or Bicycle wheel 
  • Red spray paint
  • 2.5 ” wide burlap ribbon from the dollar store
  • 1″ wide blue velvet ribbon
  • Two American Flags, I used 15″ flags
  • Floral wire

Directions for a simple DIY wreath

  • Gather your supplies from the above list.
  • Spray paint your wheel either red, white, or blue. I used the design masters spray paint in carnation red. I love that it is not too opaque, and you can still see the grain of the wood through the color.
DIY Wagon wheel wreath- red spray paint for paiting the wagon wheel
  • Attach your flag to the wheel using the floral wire.
  • Wire them at the top as well so they do not move around.
How to make a DIY wagon wheel wreath- two flags being attached to the wheel
How to make a DIY wagon wheel wreath- two flags being attached to the wheel
  • I tried two types of bows for this rustic farmhouse wreath. First, I tried a large bow with a wide ivory burlap and blue ribbon. However, I felt it was too much for the look I was trying to accomplish. 
  • Secondly, I tried a simple natural burlap bow with a great addition of some flowing blue velvet ribbon. This look suited my real antique wagon wheel and gave it a little pop of color on the front door.
diy wagon wheel wreath bow
diy wagon wheel wreath bow

Watch the full tutorial on how to make the bow here

DIY Wagon Wheel Wreath- Bow making Video

Simple supplies needed for an embroidery hoop wagon wheel

  • One small embroidery hoop 3-4″ in diameter
  • One large embroidery hoop- 16-18″ in diameter
  • Twelve 1/4โ€ณ dowels
  • wood glue
  • poster board to lay out your plan 
  • small saw
  • small knife
  • drill bits
  • sanding supplies
  • compass
  • protractor
  • painterโ€™s tape
  • hot glue gun

I have never made one of these, so my best advice would be to visit Heritage@home for the full details. She wrote a fabulous post about making your own DIY wagon wheel using embroidery hoops and dowels

If you are handy and like a challenge, this could be the perfect DIY project and you can make your own wagon wheel. 

DIY Wagon Wheel wreath

Other ideas for a DIY wagon wheel wreath

I made my wreath for the fourth of July, however, there are so many other times of the year that you can use a wagon wheel to create a wreath.

Beautiful DIY spring wreaths

You can add artificial flowers, faux greenery and spring ribbon like these beautiful wreaths from Etsy. Or you can purchase one already made by clicking the link below the image.

Fall Wreaths

I added corn husks, and cut up a burlap sac to use for the bow on this wagon wheel.

Wagon Wheel fall wreath with corn husks and burlap ribon bow

Use a bicycle wheel and add artificial flowers or faux pumpkins for a cute wreath.

Make a Christmas wreath

There are various options available when it comes to crafting a Christmas wreath using different types of wreaths.

Among my favorites are the boxwood wreaths, known for their elegant appeal. Alternatively, you can opt for a grapevine wreath, which adds a rustic touch.

For a unique twist, consider utilizing the red wagon wheel as the base for your Christmas wreath. The possibilities are endless for creating a festive and captivating wreath for the holiday season.

โ€‹Well, that about wraps it up for me today. I hope you enjoyed this quick and simple DIY that you can create for a patriotic front door. Next up on our tour of patriotic decor is Cindy @countyroad407. Be sure to follow along to see her beautiful tablescape all decked out for the fourth of July. And don’t forget to see all of the other great ideas with images and links below.


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  1. Love it! Your wagon wheel is absolutely adorable Wendy, the blue velvet ribbon just says well, hello there… so cute!

    1. Thank you so much, Cara. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  3. It’s darling, and I love how simple it is. Visiting from The Happy Now Blog Linkup.

    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate your sweet comment.

  4. Wendy this is so creative! Now you’ve convinced me to get a wagon wheel so that I can use for decor and transition throughout the seasons!

    1. Thank you Nicole, they are so easy and fun to create with. I hope you find one.

  5. What a find that wagon wheel is, and perfect for a patriotic wreath! Thanks for sharing the DIY! Pinned!

  6. Wendy I love the simplicity of this fun wreath! It’s so vibrant and a great use of the wheel! Happy 4th!!

  7. This is genius. I would have never thought of a wagon wheel in a million years. I love how you can use different seasons and wheels. So creative.

  8. Wendy, your patriotic wagon wheel wreath has so much personality! I love that you’ve showed a number of different ways to decorate with wagon wheels, and even homemade wheels! Beautiful!!! I always pin but I pinned every one of your wheels. <3

    Thank you for so many wonderful wagon wheel ideas, and happy 4th to you!
    Summertime hugs to you,
    Barb ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Those wagon wheels were a great find! Love the Patriotic door wreath you made. Yes, I love the design master paint, too. So cute!

  10. Wendy, you have the best imagination! I love the simplicity of your wreath and it looks fantastic on your door! If I ever come across a wagon wheel I’m going to snatch it up LOL!

  11. I love this and I’m so making one to hang on the gate as you enter the property. I would have never thought to paint it. I know, so not creative in that way. But oh my golly, I have to find a wagon wheel! Thanks for joining in and for the fantastic idea. Happy 4th!

    1. Cindy, text me your address please, and I will send you a wagon wheel. I think I have a few left.

  12. Such a festive wreath! I love all the other options you shared, too!

    1. Thank you, Kim! I hope you are looking forward to a fun 4th of July.

  13. You have the best ideas, Wendy! Love this wreath! Pinned ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Cindy. Sweet and simple was all it needed. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July.

  14. Love this Wendy, now I’m on the lookout for wagon wheels. The fall version is wonderful too. Pinned it all!

  15. Wendy, I love this idea. Perfect for the fourth of July. What a great find. Happy summer, my friend.

    1. Thank you REnae. It was a great find, and there was an entire box of them.

  16. What a pretty wreath, Wendy. I’ve never thought about having a wagon wheel as a base for decor, but Iโ€™ll be on the lookout now. The wreath is such an interesting element for a wreath. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you, Carol. I always enjoy trying to think outside of the box.

  17. Wendy,
    OMG!! I love the Patriotic wheel but when I saw the Christmas one, my heart skipped a beat!! Seriously!! I LOVE it …All the other ones are lovely too!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!! I really appreciate it!! Pinned!!

    1. Thank you, Debbie! I hope you get a wagon wheel to make a Christmas wreath this year.

    2. Thank you, Debbie, I just poped over to your lovely blog. and that tree is beautiful in your craft room. Love the pink.

  18. Oh how fun Wendy! I love how you painted it red and then added the flags. Such a great idea. I’ll never look at wagon wheels the same again, rather all the possibilities! haha

    1. Thank you, Susan! I hope you are all ready for the 4th of July festivities.

  19. HI Wendy, What a great project. The wreath looks great and you can repurpose the wagon wheel base through the year’s seasons and holidays! Great idea! xo laura in Colorado

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