Wednesday, December 3, 2014

It's Christmas Time!

Anyone that knows me knows that I love Christmas, especially when it comes to decorating. I had a big old Pinterest Fail a couple years ago when I tried to make one of those cute ornament wreaths, and since then I've been in need of something to spruce up the front door. I'd been looking around on Pinterest and was inspired when I saw a red burlap wreath. So off to Michaels and Home Depot I went.

Here's what I started out with. Red burlap from Michaels, an 8' section of pipe insulation from Home Depot. This is soooo much cheaper than buying a wreath form. This 8' section cost me $1.40 and it was enough to make two wreaths. The holly was from my holly tree outside, and a roll of duct tape that I already had.

The first thing you want to do it form your pipe insulation into a circle the size you want, cut it down to length (I used a kitchen knife) and then duct tape the ends into a circle.

Then I just wrapped my burlap around the wreath. I used sewing pins pushed right into the foam to hold the ends in place. Then I just started hot gluing the holly on in a pattern that I liked.

I hot glued a loop of twine-wrapped wire on top the hang it by, and pushed in a pin to keep the fabric from pulling away.

I also added a bow on, but I'm not sure if I'll end up keeping it or not.

The whole thing took about 30 minutes to complete and cost less than $4.00.

With the extra bit of pipe insulation that I had, I made a smaller wreath form and followed this super easy tutorial to make a coffee filter wreath.

I hung this one on the basement door by a velvet ribbon that I hot glued to the back of the wreath form and then duct taped to the back of the door.

I love the texture of this one and the best part is, I already had all the supplies so it cost me nothing.

So there you go, two Christmas wreaths for under $4.00! You can't beat that. Has anyone else been doing any Christmas crafting? I'd love to see it!

1 comment:

  1. I love them, especially in person, but I agree with you on the bow. I think it's just too small for it. Maybe if you used one of those present bows instead?