Day 14 of Blogmas!!
Another Day, another DIY Christmas craft.
I’ve been into DIYs so much lately. This time its wreaths!
Christmas is right around the corner, and I’m still doing some basic decorating for myself.
I was due to have my driving test today, and it was canceled due to COVID. And there’s no idea when we will be able to reschedule it. Instead of sulking about still not having my license, I went to a friend’s house, and together we decided we needed a craft day. Which was great because I had no idea what I was planning to write today.
Onto the wreath you came here to make—you’ll need the following:
- a metal wire frame
- different types of greenery
- Ribbon or twine for hanging
- An assortment of random things for a little razzle-dazzle
- Hot glue for the embellishments
I found a metal wire frame at a dollar tree. It was a total score. 2pack, and the frames are 8 inches.
Target is where I got my greenery. They have fake Christmas tree branches. I also scored a cypress, pine cone, and berry stem filler/decoration thing. Both were $10.
As my niece called the random bells and flowers, the toppings were also from a dollar tree.
Once you have all your supplies here’s how it’s done:
- Arrange your greenery how you want it to look.
I cut a few pieces I felt were too long and made sure it didn’t look too bulky. They are made of wire. I used scissors, but if you have wire cutters, I definitely recommend them.
- Begin attaching the greenery —one by one—to your wire frame.
If your frame is bigger than an 8-inch frame, I would recommend making bunches, so you have an evenness around the entirety of the wreath. I think groups will help you get so many gaps.
Since my frame was small, I draped the greenery over the edge, winding around each stem a few times to ensure it’s secure. Overlap your bunches with the previous to cover the branches.
- Fill in any gaps and add embellishments.
For the purpose of hanging, create a loop. Cut an inch extra of the amount needed to hang your wreath. Tie the circle around the back of the frame and make a knot.
When you begin layering on your add-ons, pay attention to cover the stems. Also, pick flowers that hold their shape.
As you can see from the picture, I didn’t really know where I was going with this. I started placing different stuff I bought, and this was the result. To be honest, in the beginning, mine looked shocking, and I wasn’t very impressed with it. Still, as I got further around it, suddenly all came together. For my first try, this looks great, and this one only took 30 minutes to make.
Suppose I had a place where I could decorate myself. In that case, I could definitely see making a new wreath each year as a new holiday tradition. It’s easy and fun, and you can make them how big or whatever shape you want. Maybe next year I’ll do one again, but it will be a Disney wreath.