This DIY Duct Tape Wreath for Racing Fans tutorial has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RaceDayRelief #CollectiveBias
My husband doesn’t really take an interest in what is hung on the front door for decoration. As long as the door opens, closes and locks, he is happy. I like to feel welcome when I come home, and a nice wreath or hanging decoration does the trick. Recently, I decided to make a wreath we could both enjoy when we come home.
I started scouring Pinterest for a racing wreath idea. He is a big racing fan and I knew he would love it if I would make a wreath with that theme. Most of the ideas I found were big puffy, colorful wreaths or had toy cars attached to them. These really aren’t my style and I don’t think my husband would enjoy them either. I decided to get some new inspiration and headed to Walmart to wander around. The strangest thing gave me inspiration… a dog toy! It was a tire with a thick rope attached to it. Yep, that is the tire on the wreath shown below. If you look closely, you can see the paw print tread. I decided to create a wreath around this tire and to use duct tape again (remember the food label holders?). I’ll share how to make the wreath below.
Race day ready
While I was wandering around Walmart, I also picked up a few items to have handy for race days. I was in the pain reliever aisle and the chronic back pain in me was drawn to this package of Advil Film-Coated because of the sign that said Rapid Release Formula. I could use that!
This Advil is formulated with a unique Advil Ion Core Technology and an ultra thin shell to absorb quickly – in fact nothing is proven to work faster.* This is definitely what I wanted! Nothing worse than having back pain or a headache when we have people over. Don’t let aches and pains slow you down on race day; make sure to stop by Walmart and save $3 with this coupon for 80 ct+ Advil Film-Coated.
How to make a duct tape race themed wreath
Okay, now that we are all race day ready, let me show you how to make that wreath! Make sure you read the instructions all the way through before purchasing supplies. I’ve included some alternatives and explained my choices in more detail.
Supplies I used:
- 14″ styrofoam wreath
- 1 roll of checkered flag duct tape
- 1 tire dog toy (discard rope)
- 5/8″-wide red ribbon
- 1 pre-made bow (or you can make your own if that is how you roll)
- Baker’s twine (I used silver/white)
- 7 mini red clothespins
- 7 pre-made pennant triangle tags (or cut your own)
- Sticker letters to spell WELCOME (or you could write it yourself)
Step 1: Begin wrapping styrofoam wreath with checkered flag duct tape. As you bring the tape around, overlap the tape on a diagonal. I tried to aim for overlapping about half the width of the tape. Continue wrapping until you completely cover the wreath. Cut the tape so the end is on the back of the wreath and press down to secure.
Note: Don’t worry too much about wrinkles; they add character and aren’t really noticeable in the final product.
Step 2: Attach your bow to the bottom of the wreath. My bow had twist ties on the back so I secured the ties and put a piece of checkered flag duct tape over the ties on the back of the wreath.
Note: If you make your own bow or your bow doesn’t have ties, use jewelry or florist wire to attach your bow.
If you only want to make a basic wreath or don’t have time, you could stop here and still have a beautiful wreath:
Steps 3-5: If your dog toy tire has a rope attached to it, cut the rope and remove it. Take about a foot and a half of the 5/8″-wide ribbon, fold it in half and pull ends through loop to secure the ribbon to the tire. Wrap ends of ribbon through the bow so the tire sits just below the knot in the bow. Tie the ribbon in a knot and secure to back of the wreath with a piece of checkered flag duct tape.
You could also stop at this point and have a lovely race fan wreath! However, I wanted to add some bunting to it.
Step 6-8: To make the bunting, add sticker letters to pennant triangles (or write the letters with a marker, or stamp them on). Attach pennant to twine with a clothespin (or if you don’t want to use clothespins, you could put two holes in each pennant and thread the twine through the pennants to attach). Repeat until you have all letters on the twine.
Note: I had to overlap my pennants a bit so that the whole word could fit on the front of the wreath.
Step 9: Decide where you want to put the bunting on the wreath. Wrap twine around the wreath and secure in place with checkered flag duct tape.
Now you’ve finished your race fan duct tape wreath!
Race fan wreath variations
As I showed you above, you don’t have to put all of the items on the wreath for it to look good. Here are some other ideas to make the wreath your own:
- Change the bow & clothespin colors to go with the driver/car you follow.
- Instead of writing “Welcome” you could put the name of the driver you like
- Swap out the tire for a car number
You get the idea. Just be creative!
What do you think? Do you have a racing fan who might like this duct tape wreath?
Remember, if you need #RaceDayRelief for aches and pains pick up Advil Film-Coated and save $3 with this coupon!
*Among OTC pain relievers.
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