I put up my Christmas wreath in the past two weeks, and it got me thinking I needed to provide some inspiration for others to give wreath-making a try.
The wreath I have on my door is the first one I ever made, and I was thrilled with how it turned out, even if I didn’t make a bow for it.
So I turned to my favorite craft store for inspiration recently and came up with a cute, whimsical winter wreath based on the ornaments and other decorative items I found.
To make the wreath shown you will need:
An evergreen wreath (size of your choice)
Two or three ornaments (in this case, various snowmen)
Candle wreaths with a candy theme
Glittery decorations in red and silver or red and white
A glittery, silver snowflake pick
Hot glue gun
A plain ribbon to make a hanger
I must confess that I started this wreath without regard for the wreath hanger I have on my door. So in the end, I needed to use some plain silver ribbon to wrap around the frame of the wreath to hang the wreath.
Plug in your glue gun and make sure it has a glue stick in it.
When you have all of your items assembled, begin by wrapping the snowflake garland around the wreath twice. I secured it by wrapping the ends around each other at the back of the wreath.
After that, cut all tags and strings off the ornaments, remove the candy pieces from the candle wreaths and place items around the wreath in a way that pleases you. Then, add hot glue to the backs of the items and glue them in place.
The bow I made for this was from instructions I found online and was super simple, although it didn’t come out that great.
I am not an expert at bow making, so I’m not going to offer advice on it other than to suggest an Internet search for how to make a bow. You should find instructions that will suit you.
After the bow was made, however, I used one of the candy pieces to hide what I considered an ugly center of the bow.
Hang on your door and enjoy.