Christmas wreaths punctuate your front door with a large dose of holiday cheer. They’re beautiful and put you in the festive mood.
Making one is easy with some seasonal ornaments and a creative touch by following a few simple steps. First, you’ll have to decide whether you’re going to hang your wreath indoors or outdoors when you choose your components. Some ornaments may dissolve, rust or bleed when wet.
There are two basic techniques to creating a simple wreath. The first option is to wire materials to a metal form, or the other option is to apply them to a rounded straw or foam base. The latter option is a lot easier for a beginner so that would be the obvious choice to start with. I personally like the premade evergreen wreaths; all you have to do is add your personal touch with your favorite embellishments.
You can glue or wire nuts, plastic fruit, holly, ferns, candy or candy canes, toys, photos, yarn, dried flowers, felt flowers, ribbon, lace, fabric, wrapping paper, bells, pinecones, tinsel, styrofoam balls, lights, tassels, and so many more things.
Another option is to repurpose a round mirror frame. Just remove the mirror, wrap some festive ribbon around it and attached or glue a bow and few ornaments. Kids can make their own wreaths by gluing paper towel and toilet paper rolls to form its basic shape. Then they can tuck little ornaments, bells or figures in the space of the rolls.
Or you can purchase a rattan wreath and attached pieces of ribbon or fabric strips to make your colorful creation. This is a great way to use up those sewing bits that have been sitting a box for years.
If you like aromatic wreaths, attach some pine cones, cinnamon sticks, and some colorful berries. The look is stunning and the scent delightful.
The variety of material and choices of adornments are unlimited when it comes to creating your own unique Christmas wreath. I saw a wreath made with a plaid flannel, and it really resonated with me. Maybe it’s time to reuse the old pajamas and design a one-of-a-kind wreath. If you’ve made a wreath out of unusual material, share your tips below, we’d love to read them.