I love Christmas! The lights, the sounds, the smells, gathering with family and friends, just everything about it. Nothing screams Christmas more to me than a beautiful wreath on the front door.
While writing this blog, I wondered… how did the wreath come about? Well according to “Google” lol, it was originated in Ancient Greece and Rome. They would hand-craft ring-shaped decorations called “coronas” (WHAT?) from fresh leaves, branches, twigs, fruit and flowers, before hanging them on their door as a symbol of victory. Oh how I pray that we can get the victory over the corona virus in this season we are in!
So back to our wreath! First of all you can do this! In this blog, I will show you all the steps to create this beautiful wreath shown above. So let’s get started!
1 light up wreath from Walmart (You can also use one that doesn’t light up as well)
8 picks of your choice (these came from Hobby Lobby and were 40% off)
2 beaded picks (again from Hobby Lobby)
2 types of ribbon of your choice
1 elf leg pick (Hobby Lobby)
Merry Christmas cut out from Hobby Lobby
Acrylic Paint (White)
Hot glue gun
The cut out above is from Hobby Lobby. This was in the Christmas craft section. Just paint it the color you want. This will be placed in the center of the wreath. This took several coats, roughly 3 coats to cover. It really wanted to soak up the paint.
Here is where you begin placing your picks in the wreath. I would suggest doing a trial run by placing all the picks where you want them before using the hot glue. Once you are happy with the placement then hot glue in place. (Save yourself some headaches and burnt fingers) Once you hot glue in there, its a pain to get out. So stand back and take a look, again, before you hot glue.
Ok, so there are literally hundreds of ways to make a bow. I have found this to be the easiest way for me. You do what is the easiest for you. I begin by taking the ribbon and folding it over itself in even amounts. For this bow, I made 6 loops of each ribbon. Bring them together in the middle and use floral wire to tie together. (Check out the video link below to watch the whole tutorial.
This cut out did not have a hanger on the back. So I took the floral wire and looped it through one of the letters and pulled it through the back and twisted together. This would be a little challenging on a grapevine wreath, that’s for another post, but with evergreen branches, its easy to conceal the wire with a branch. 🙂 That is it!
Look how beautiful this came out and literally all we did was put all the pieces together. You can do this! So grab some supplies and get creative! Your wreath will be as unique as you are.
Thank you for stopping by and to watch the Facebook live for this wreath, click the link below.