Is your Gainesville 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 make for great ways to trim doors, walls, windows, or any other area of your home. The downside to store-bought wreaths is that they are expensive, and they might not come in the style that you want. This is why you might want to consider DIY wreaths 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 simple bright bow would be a great touch for your entryway or door.
Peanut wreath. For a touch of the unconventional, why not create a wreath out of unshelled peanuts? Use a foam wreath form to glue peanuts in their shells to the cover. Then, take a burlap ribbon and tie it around the wreath like a bow.
Cookie cutters. Baking cookies is a holiday thing, right? So, why not make a wreath that celebrates this season? Start by gluing decorative paper to the back of several cookie cutters. Then, glue the cookie cutters into a circular shape. Finally, you can wrap the whole thing with a pretty ribbon and hang it anywhere in your home for good old holiday vibes.
Wine corks. Another idea for a fun wreath is making use of wine bottle corks! Using a straw or twig wreath form, simply glue your corks in concentric circles to cover. Add a couple of sprigs of evergreen and bright holly berries by using floral wire and you’re good to go!
Sheet music. If it’s holiday music you’re into, why not use a wreath to express the musical side of you this season? Get a hold of a few torn sheets of music, then twist or curl them one by one so that you can glue them all 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. Before you throw them out, why not try to reuse them by turning them into a wreath? With the use of embroidery hoops, you can trace out a wreath onto a foam core. Once you finish, you can cut out the form and wrap it with socks. Remember to glue them together so that they actually stick. Then, fit the whole thing back inside the embroidery hoops and decorate.
Ties. Do you know someone who owns way too many neckties? If so, you can use a few of those ties to make a wreath. Use a foam wreath form to wrap and pin your neckties around. Then, glue those loose ends to the back of the foam to hold them in place. After, all you’ll need are some leftover fabric to make a bow to complete the holiday wreath that’s dressed to impress.
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