Making Wreaths Part 3

Sparkling Snowflake Wreath

This is another inexpensive wreath I made using cardboard as a base. I covered the cardboard in light blue paper and hot glued silver pipe cleaner around the outside edges. I glued a ribbon to the back for hanging. I had a bunch of plain chipboard snowflakes in various sizes and covered them all in shades of blue and white glitter. I covered the blue paper background in glitter and waited for it all to dry. Once dry, I used hot glue to attach the snowflakes all over the wreath. This wreath was quick and easy to make and looks great hanging up! I already had the supplies on hand. If you had to buy them you could do so for less than  $10 and have lots of glitter left over for future projects.

Partridge in a Pear Tree Wreath

This wreath was basically free to make. Again, cut out cardboard circles, this one has three. Cover the largest circle in patterned paper, I used a sheet of scrapbook paper. The middle circle of cardboard I cut with pinking shears and painted gold. I dusted the wet paint with gold glitter and glued this piece on top of the large circle. I covered the top piece of cardboard with an image from a  greeting card I had, I cut out the edge with decorative scissors. Super lightweight and endless customization along with a price you can’t beat. Have fun making as many of these as you want!

Snowman Wreath

Here is one more paper wreath I made using materials I had at home. Another trip to the recycling bin for more cardboard! This time I cut a large scalloped edge around the base of the wreath. I painted the cardboard and glued a ribbon on the back for hanging.  I used a large paper punch to punch out big circles from snowflake scrapbook paper. I used a plain light blue piece of paper for the center and put a snowman sticker and word stickers that say, “Let it Snow!” in the middle. I then glued my punched paper circles around the wreath. I had a bunch of plain chipboard mittens and hats which I painted. I added details to the mittens and hats with a white pen. I used hot glue to attach a chipboard accent to each paper circle. This wreath was super easy and fun to make. Use your imagination or pick a favorite image for the center and match the color and them to it. One of the best things about these decorations is that you can store them in very little space and if done with care they will last a very long time!

                

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Making Wreaths Part 2

Red Tinsel Wreath

Today I want share with you two of my favorite wreaths in one of my favorite colors, red! The best part about each of these wreaths is that I spent only $1 each on supplies from The Dollar Tree. For the red tinsel wreath I cut out cardboard into a wreath shape and then wrapped my $1 red tinsel garland around it until it was covered, securing with hot glue. I finished it off with a red velvet bow I already had. The adorable chipmunks are cut out of a Christmas card that I bought on clearance last year and had been wondering what to do with. I twisted a little piece of wire into the back for hanging and for $1 and some found objects I have this delightfully cheery red wreath!

Peppermint Wreath

This peppermint wreath is another example of using things you already have at home and that special something you find at The Dollar Tree. In this case, that something is a set of plastic peppermint candy ornaments. I cut out a circle  of stiff grey sticky felt and covered it with red felt. I stuck a little loop of silver ribbon between the felt for hanging the wreath. I trimmed the felt with pinking shears for a decorative edge. I used hot glue to attach the peppermint candies in a circle. Using some rubber stamps and plain white paper I created the center of the wreath. I stamped a wood grain background in brown ink and them stamped and cut out little owls and birds to glue on. The phrase, “Home Sweet Home” seemed to go well with the sweet peppermint candy so I stamped those words out and glued them on to finish it off. This lightweight wreath is perfect for hanging anywhere you need a little extra fun!

        

           

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Making Holiday Wreaths…

Decorated Pine Wreath

I love seeing all of the beautiful wreaths when the Christmas Decorations hit store shelves. What I don’t love are the prices on some of them! Instead of handing over $20 or $30 for a wreath , I made my own front door wreath. This one started as a plain pine wreath. It’s fake and I got it for less than $5 at the craft store. To decorate this wreath I bought several different floral picks and decorations. You can find these at the craft store in the floral section and choices are endless! I picked gold painted pine cones and pine branches, glittery gold balls, and some sparkling fake fruit. I also got a pretty little red bird. I broke off all the little glittery gold balls and hot glued them all over. Then I made a clump with the other decorations for the top and placed the bird at the bottom. All of the decorations were on sale and combined with the wreath itself cost about $8. I’ve hung this wreath up for the last four years and I think it still looks great.

Glittering Ball Wreath

Speaking of floral picks, this glittering ball wreath is made up of nothing but cardboard and a handful of those picks. I simply cut out the wreath from a piece of cardboard and covered the back with green paper. I glued a ribbon to hang it from on the back. I bought the floral picks in shades of pearly green, red, and white, and some that had clear crystal coatings for extra sparkle. I used wire cutters to remove all of the individual balls from the stems. Using hot glue I attached the balls all over until the wreath was covered. To fill in the gaps here and there, I squeezed some white glue onto the visible cardboard and sprinkled those spots with green glitter. When the white glue has dried you can just turn it over and tap it a few times to remove loose glitter. All ready for hanging and made for about $7 total.

Floral Pick in Red