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Saturday, December 3, 2011

DIY Christmas Wreaths

Buying a already made wreath can be so expensive.  Making your own can save you so much money and now you can decorate it to your liking.  Not only that but YOU made it!

Christmas Ball Wreath from Good Housekeeping
A shimmery stunner takes Christmas ornaments off the tree and onto the wall. Buy a straw wreath about 22 inches in diameter from the crafts store. Using 1/2 yard of white felt cut into 3-inch-wide strips, wrap each piece around the wreath, pinning to secure and overlapping the edges. Take assorted Christmas balls and attach to the felt with a low-temperature glue gun, using the smallest balls to fill in holes and gaps. This is also a great way to use older ornaments that may not look good from all angles. You can also add small stars, snowflakes, or other ornaments to give your wreath a unique look. Hang with wire, wrapped securely around "top" of wreath. (Note: You'll need to add the wire before you cover the wreath completely with ornaments.)
Assembled in minutes out of common home supplies — star cookie cutters, silver paper clips, and red twist ties — this charming creation is a cinch to craft. On a flat surface, arrange cutters into a circular shape as shown; clip together where stars touch. Carefully flip wreath over and secure the same spots with additional paper clips. Tightly twist ties around these sections as shown. Evergreen sprig optional.
Starlight Wreath from Gwynn Wasson Designs
I've been dying to make a candy wreath since before Halloween but I just haven't had the time. So I was really excited to finally be able to make one last week!! If you would like to make one too, here's what you will need:

- Two 20oz bags of Peppermint Starlights
- One 16" styrofoam wreath form
- One 20 yd. roll of 1 1/2" floral ribbon
- One 4 yd. roll of 1 1/2" decorative ribbon
- Hot Glue
- Shellac (optional)
For directions on how to make this click HERE 


A Marshmallow World from The Food Network
While you’re picking up marshmallows for hot chocolate, buy a few extra bags to make this easy (30-minute!) winter-white wreath. Insert about 150 toothpicks halfway into a 12-inch flat foam wreath, then skewer a marshmallow onto each toothpick. Refrigerate overnight to set. (Birds may fancy this one, so consider hanging it inside.)
Snowy Pinecone Wreath from Xenia Nova 
Create this frosty pinecone wreath by spray-painting each pinecone completely white; let dry.  
  • Lightly spray an evergreen wreath with white paint, allowing some of the green needles to show through.
  • Let dry.
  • Use hot glue to adhere the painted pinecones to the front of the wreath.
  • Add a red velvet bow for a splash of holiday color.

Pom Pom & Bells Wreath from Craft a Spell
I started off with these 'baubles' - fuzzy sparkly pom-poms in silver-white and red, Styrofoam 'bowl filler' balls in red and white, and bells in red and white. I got them all at Hobby Lobby but I know some, or similar things, can be found at Michaels.  Click HERE for full instructions.
Balls and Pine Wreath from Ali Lilly
(This one is very similar to the ones I make for my home.  Super easy to make and with using hot glue...  these things last for years!)  :)  ~Leslie
Click HERE for how to make this

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Blogger Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

what great ideas!

December 3, 2011 at 12:10 PM  

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