Is your Wauwatosa home in need of a makeover? Well, that shouldn’t be hard to do, especially when you can start a do-it-yourself wreath project! Wreaths are a great way to trim your door, wall, window, or any other area in your home. But, store-bought wreaths will typically be expensive and generic, so they might not always mix well with your chosen style. So, why not go for a DIY wreath to deck the halls this season?
Bicycle wheel. Upcycle an old bicycle wheel into a wreath full of vintage fun. Simply twine real or fake evergreen boughs around the rim, then wrap it in a festive red rope or ribbon. A couple of bright bows here and there would really do the trick for an entryway or a door.
Peanut wreath. For a touch of the unconventional, why not create a wreath out of unshelled peanuts? You can use a foam wreath form and glue peanuts in their shells to it. Afterward, take a burlap ribbon and tie it like a bow around the whole thing.
Cookie cutters. Celebrate this season by making a wreath that reflects a big part of this season — baking cookies! Start by gluing decorative paper to the back of several cookie cutters. Then, glue the cookie cutters into a circular shape. You can then use a pretty ribbon to tie around it to give your home a nice, holiday treat.
Wine corks. Have you been wondering what to do with the wine bottle corks in your stash? If so, turn them into a fun wreath for the holidays! Using a straw or twig wreath form, simply glue your corks in concentric circles to cover. Afterward, you use floral wire to attach sprigs of evergreen and bright holly berries for all the warm vibes!
Sheet music. You could also mix and match your wreath with the concept of holiday music so that you get musical holiday vibes! Take a few torn sheets of music, twist or curl them, and glue them together in a circular shape. Add some colorful paper rosettes to the inner ring to craft the perfect musical decoration for your home.
PVC pipe. Not just for plumbing, PVC pipe can be used to make a unique wreath for your home! Simply cut different sizes of PVC pipe into thin sections, then glue them together (with open sides facing outward) into a circular arrangement. After spray painting the pipe a pretty gold or another color, fill the openings of the pipes with colorful ornaments for a festive decoration.
Socks. Declutter your laundry room by picking up all of your old or single socks. If you’re looking to throw them away, why not consider turning them into a wreath, instead? Embroidery hoops make for good guides to trace a wreath form onto a foam core. Cut out the form and wrap it with socks. Make sure you glue them! Then, fit the whole thing back inside the embroidery hoops and decorate.
Ties. If you have a bunch of neckties lying around, you can also use those to make a holiday wreath. You can wrap and pin the neckties onto a foam wreath form of any kind. Remember to glue the loose ends to the back of the foam so that they don’t end up coming undone. With some leftover fabric, you can add the finishing touches by crafting a bow to complete your wreath that’s dressed to impress.
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