Pink Elephant Wreath

If you’ve read my blog before then it’s not a surprise that I love making wreaths. I especially like to cut out a base using cardboard from an empty cereal box. Using boxes you have lying around is a great way to make a simple wreath for any occasion. With the supplies you have on hand this project can be done for free without making a trip to the craft store. Over a year ago I bought a really cute pack of chipboard stickers that I just had to have. I’ve only used a few of them since then but still really like them. Some were just so large I didn’t know how to use them. One of them is pink elephant that is very cute. I decided that because I’m in the Valentine crafting spirit I could put the elephant to use. Having decided to make a wreath, I went digging for other red, white, and pink things to decorate with. I had a package of paper flowers that I hadn’t found a use for yet, perfect!

Wreath making supplies

I cut out two big circles from the cereal box and glued them back to back. Next I picked out a printed paper that would cover the front and back of the wreath. I glued the red striped paper down to each side and then cut a hole in the center of the wreath using my craft knife. To hang the wreath, I cut a length of sparkly red ribbon and tied the ends together and looped it onto the wreath. Time to decorate! I chose to use my hot glue gun for this because the quick drying time is great and the hold is strong. I started hot gluing my paper flowers at the top of the wreath and worked my way around until it was covered. I did all of large flowers first and then filled in areas with the smaller flowers. I glued some small flowers onto the a few large ones to accent them. With all of the flowers in place it was time for the elephant, I left the paper backing on the elephant sticker and used got glue to attach it to the bottom left side of the wreath.

Pink Elephant

With all the main pieces glued down, I added embellishments. I went through my binders and picked out pink, red, white, and purple things. I used hot glue to add my buttons, gemstone flowers, hearts, and pearls. Adding a little bit of sparkle and dimension all around the wreath really brought out the flowers and made them stand out individually.

Embellishment details

Now I have a cute wreath that is suitable as a Valentine decoration but can be hung up all year round. I hope that this project inspires you to use the things you already have to create something wonderful and new. Thanks for reading!

Pretty in Pink Elephant Wreath

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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!