One of my favorite things to make during the holidays is a wreath. I feel like they are so easy (well, mostly) and there’s instant gratification. You might think, “it’s a little early for Christmas crafts.” I believe that Christmas crafts get a special pass, because if you make this wreath in the next few weeks, you’ll be ready to pop it on your door right after Thanksgiving! I particularly like the different ones I’m seeing on the interwebs this year, because they are more modern and brightly colored than ever. I also fancy the ones with white bases and bright accents, like this white yarn Christmas wreath. Are you interested in making a Christmas wreath this year? Take a peek at some amazing tutorials – just continue through the jump.
A striped wreath lends a jolly vibe to interior doors—and will last from year to year.
Here’s how: Cut strips of different colors of felt in varying, random widths. Our widest strip is about 1 1/4 inches. Mixing colors, wrap strips around a Styrofoam wreath form, each piece overlapping the previous slightly, pinning or gluing to the back of the Styrofoam as you go. Decorate with a felt poinsettia (following our instructions for wall poinsettias) if desired.
This wreath is perfect for those looking for something simple and colorful that can continue throughout the year.
This wreath was not free, but it was all worth it. We like it so much, that we´re considering to leave it in the livingroom after x-mas is over;)
What we used
A big wreath of straw.
Loads of felted balls. You can make your own, but it will take some time.
How we did it
Put 5 balls on your thread and lay them over the top of the wreath. Wrap your thread around the wreath and put the needle into the side of the first ball to secure it. Put 5 more balls on your thread and repeat the operation. Make sure that you fill the gaps between the balls, making sure that they´re not in straight rows. See the photo. It sure takes time, but it turns out just perfect!
This gorgeous wreath uses a $3 base and fun craft store accents to make a statement piece for your home.
Here’s the quick play by play. I started with a $3 dollar grapevine wreath. To the base, I added some borrowed branches from mother nature that I clipped from a shrub.I found some fun silver curly willow at the craft store, and clipped it to fit inside the other branches. Completely loving those curls.
Next came a bit of flocking or faux snow, this stuff is fun, but best to spray outdoors on a tarp. I’m thinking our tree may get a dose of it for the first time this year. You can find it at craft stores, I found mine at Michaels for $3 dollars a can. It goes pretty far too . . I have about 2/3 of a can left, yay!!
Now is a good time to secure all your branches together with floral wire (should have done it before I sprayed the faux snow, not after!!!)
I added a few wintery springs found at the local craft store . . .
Then some glittered pinecones and blue ornaments for a pop of color !
Your best bet is to use dollar store ornaments to create this bold wreath.
Christmas Ball Wreath
A shimmery stunner takes Christmas ornaments off the tree and onto the wall. Buy a straw wreath about 22 inches in diameter from the crafts store. Using 1/2 yard of white felt cut into 3-inch-wide strips, wrap each piece around the wreath, pinning to secure and overlapping the edges. Take assorted Christmas balls and attach to the felt with a low-temperature glue gun, using the smallest balls to fill in holes and gaps. This is also a great way to use older ornaments that may not look good from all angles. You can also add small stars, snowflakes, or other ornaments to give your wreath a unique look. Hang with wire, wrapped securely around “top” of wreath. (Note: You’ll need to add the wire before you cover the wreath completely with ornaments.)