I have been having so much fun making crafts for the holidays this year. Crafting is something that I used to do a lot more of, but when my kids were small I didn’t create as much. Now that my youngest is five I have taken this holiday season to start creating again. I have made quite a few fun crafts this season, and this weekend I made a wreath for my front door.
Even if you’re not much a crafter, you can make this wreath. Keep reading for a step-by-step tutorial on how you can make your own wreath for the holidays.
For this wreath, you will need a styrofoam wreath mold, a roll of fabric (I found mine at the craft store), a spool of thick wired ribbon, styrofoam glue, super glue, fishing line, and embellishments of your choice. I used small Christmas ornaments, holly sprigs, and a clip on white peacock to go with my glitter fabric and ribbon. In my opinion, you can never have too much glitter.
Along with the supplies for my wreath, I also picked up some Milo’s sweet tea at Walmart. There is something about sweet tea that adds an extra something special to the holidays for me.
DIY Christmas wreath
To make a DIY Christmas wreath, glue the end of the fabric to the back of the wreath with styrofoam glue; allow to dry. Wrap the fabric around the wreath mold tightly and evenly then glue the end to the back of the wreath and allow to dry again. When dry, do the same with the ribbon using super glue.
Now it’s time to add the embellishments. To secure my ornaments to the wreath, I strung three on a piece of fishing line and tied it tightly around the wreath mold. When tied, I strung the fourth ornament on the fishing line and tied it tightly to make a small bundle of ornaments.
Once my ornaments were attached, I made a bow out of the same ribbon I used for the wreath and tied some sprigs of faux holly together with fishing line to create a centerpiece for the wreath and attached them with a thinner piece of ribbon.
To finish off the wreath, I clipped the white peacock to the top of the wreath and voila! I have a unique and pretty wreath for the front door or even an interior wall of my home.
I found most of the supplies needed to make my wreath and Milo’s Tea at Walmart. Milo’s Tea can be found in the juice aisle and is on rollback; two gallons for $5.00 while supplies last.