I chose similar deeper, more rustic colors for my wreath. We are definitely not a apple red, starch white and true blue kind of people. For my wreath I used Caron Simply Soft yarns in Garnet and Dark Country Blue, and Sugar 'n Cream yarn in Off White. I used a 16-inch straw wreath form. A lot of other tutorials say to use them with the plastic wrapping still on. I prefer to take the wrapping off. While it is messier during the actual making of the wreath, I liked the look of little straw bits poking throughout yarn. Perfectly Imperfect.
I started by wrapping the blue section first. I got as close to a quarter of the circle as I could with the blue yarn. I went over the section few times with yarn to fully cover the wreath form. From there I measured out the remaining open space and divided it by the number of sections I would need. For this wreath form, just about every 3 inches on the outer edge I added a pin. In total there were ten sections, five red and five white.
I hung it on our door with Raffia ribbon. This stuff comes in a spool and people usually use if for gift wrapping. Our front door is metal, so I used a 3M Command Hook upside down. Another little tip I saw on Pinterest via Timmons Family Lemonade. I made a long loop and knotted it onto the bow I tied around the top of the wreath. If I were more concerned about looks I would have purchased a matching ribbon for the bow, but I just used what was laying around.